Future Electronics has announced the launch of the Avalanche development board, powered by Microsemi’s PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA) and shipping with a pre-loaded RISC-V CPU core.

“The Avalanche board is the newest addition to our family of development boards. Avalanche is the lowest cost board available in the market for this innovative PolarFire technology,” claims Future Electronics’ Martin Bernier of the release. “We believe industrial, medical, defense and communication customers will be excited about PolarFire FPGA’s ability to deliver up to 50 percent lower power than other mid-range density devices.”

Featuring 300,000 logic element (LE) FPGA, Wi-Fi, gigabit Ethernet, and various expansion connectors, the Avalanche can be used for general FPGA development or as an entry point into Microsemi’s Mi-V ecosystem for RISC-V development – with Future Electronics pre-loading a RISC-V based CPU core onto the FPGA as standard so it’s ready to use out-of-the box.

The Future Electronics Avalanche board is available in the US now and the UK shortly, priced at £132.98 excluding VAT directly from Future.