IEEE Chicago/Rockford Consultants' Network; "RISC-V CPU HARD IP Cores enter SoC FPGAs", VIRTUAL MEETING

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Join us for our next bi-monthly Consultants' Network meeting on Monday, November 16th at 7PM, featuring a special guest presention by Tim Morin of Microchip Technology, Inc. He will be providing an overview of Microchip's latest Polarfire SoC FPGA offering architected around RISC-V CPU hard IP cores. Join us and your fellow consultants to learn more. Due to COVID-19, this will be ONLINE only. Our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested, not just consultants or IEEE members.

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  • Date: 16 Nov 2020
  • Time: 07:15 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • About the IEEE Chicago/Rockford Consultants' Network

    The IEEE Chicago/Rockford Consultants' Network fosters and promotes the interests of technology consultants in the IEEE Chicago and Rock River Valley sections as a local affinity group within the IEEE-USA Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks.

  • Starts 05 November 2020 09:10 AM
  • Ends 14 November 2020 11:59 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Tim Morin Tim Morin of Microchip Technology, Inc.



Join us for an overview of Microchip's latest Polarfire SoC FPGA offering architected around RISC-V CPU cores. The RISC-V CPU architecture is making its way into more and more products and is gaining on the marketshare of proprietary CPUs such as ARM and x86. SoC FPGA's have been including proprietary CPU hard IP cores for many years now, but this move to RISC-V is an interesting development especially with the recent plans of NVIDIA to acquire ARM. Beyond the Polarfire SoC FPGA overview, also included in the presentation, Tim Morin will make the case for RISC-V, the SiFive's RISC-V cores and how they compare to ARM cores, Microchip's supporting tools and ecosystem with RTOS, middleware, and development kits.


Tim Morin is currently a Technical Fellow at Microchip in the FPGA Business Unit. Tim has over 30 years of experience in Marketing and Engineering within the Semiconductor and Defense industries. Over the course of his career Tim held numerous engineering and marketing positions at Texas Instruments Defense Electronics Group, Atmel Corporation, Actel Corporation, Microsemi Corporation and now Microchip Corporation where he is responsible for defining and bringing new products to market for the FPGA Business Unit.

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7:15pm – Announcements & Introductions

7:30pm - Presentation followed with Q&A

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