- AMD Kria K24 SOM, designed to offer power-efficient processing capabilities in a small package.
- The accompanying KD240 starting kit offers developers an approachable entry point, especially those new to motor control development.
- The K24 SOM is already available commercially and will be available for sale industrially in Q4.
The AMD Kria K24 System-on-Module (SOM) and KD240 Drives Starter Kit were recently unveiled by AMD, marking a significant development. A substantial advancement has been made in industrial and commercial edge applications due to these outstanding additions to the Kria line of adaptable SOMs and developer kits. We’ll examine the specifics of these innovative items and speculate about their possible effects on various sectors.
Empowering Edge Computing with AMD Kria K24 SOM
The AMD Kria K24 SOM, designed to offer power-efficient processing capabilities in a small package. It provides an outstanding balance of performance and economy and primarily caters to cost-sensitive industrial and commercial edge applications. In particular, the Kria K24 SOM has Advanced InFO (Integrated Fan-Out) packaging technology, which enables it to consume only half the power of its bigger cousin, the Kria K26 SOM, while shrinking to the size of a credit card.
High Determinism and Low Latency for Critical Applications
The K24 SOM’s ability to give high determinism and low latency is one of its distinguishing characteristics, making it the perfect option for electric drives and motor controllers in compute-intensive digital signal processing (DSP) applications at the edge. The following apps stand to gain from this:
Electric Motor Systems: Enhancing efficiency and control in industrial processes.
Factory Robotics: Enabling automation and precision in manufacturing.
Power Generation: Optimizing energy production and distribution.
Public Transportation: Elevators and trains can benefit from improved motor control.
Medical Equipment: Precision control for MRI beds and surgical robotics.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: Enhancing performance and reliability.
Accelerating Development with the KD240 Drives Starter Kit
The K24 SOM’s ability to give high determinism and low latency is one of its distinguishing qualities, making it the perfect option for electric drives and motor controllers in compute-intensive digital signal processing (DSP) applications at the edge. Applications that stand to gain from this include:
The AMD Kria K24 SOM and KD240 development platform build on the ground-breaking design experience introduced by the Kria SOM portfolio, offering solutions for robotics, control, vision AI, and DSP applications, according to Hanneke Krekels, Corporate Vice President of Core Vertical Markets at AMD, who described the significance of these products. System architects must fulfill rising performance and power efficiency standards while minimizing costs. The K24 SOM has a tiny form factor, excellent performance per watt, and contains the essential parts of an embedded processing system on a single production-ready board for a quick time to market.
A Sustainable Future: Enhancing Efficiency in Industrial Applications
Electric motors are a significant energy source for crucial operations in many industries. Electric motors and motor-driven systems account for over 70% of all industrial electricity usage worldwide. Even a tiny 1% increase in these systems’ efficiency may significantly impact the environment and their bottom line.
Rev Robotics CEO Greg Needel lauded AMD’s Kria SOM portfolio for its contribution to industrial edge applications, saying, “With Kria SOMs, we’re able to simplify the development of even advanced control loop algorithms, adapt to changing software and hardware requirements, and build cool things for both commercial and STEM educational customers.”
Streamlining Development with AMD’s K24 SOM and KD240 Kit
The accompanying KD240 starting kit offers developers an approachable entry point, especially those new to motor control development. The AMD Kria K24 SOM features a custom Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device. The K24 SOM supports design with Matlab Simulink, Python (PYNQ), Ubuntu, and Docker for various processes. It is intended for usage in industrial contexts. Additionally, the AMD VitisTM motor control libraries are available to program developers.
With the release of the KriaTM K26 SOM, AMD has made the first App Store for edge apps available. AMD leads with pre-built motor control software, and the KD240 Starter Kit empowers secure industrial solution development.
Access to a Family of Scalable SOMs
The Kria SOM portfolio’s versatility enables developers to concentrate on offering value-added features without worrying about labor-intensive silicon device design. Connector compatibility between K24 and K26 SOMs aids system architects in optimizing power, performance, size, and cost for energy-efficient systems.
Built to serve 10-year industrial lifecycles, K24 SOMs are available in both commercial and industrial variants. To ensure high dependability in demanding applications, the industrial-grade SOM has ECC-protected LPDDR4 memory.
Orders may now be placed directly through the AMD Kria K24 SOM (both the business and industrial variants) and the KD240 Drives Starter Kit through global channel partners. The K24 SOM is already available commercially and will be available for sale industrially in Q4.
AMD’s release of the Kria K24 SOM and KD240 Drives Starter Kit has made a significant advancement in industrial edge computing. With the help of these solutions, developers can streamline their processes, move projects along more quickly, and satisfy the rising expectations for performance and power efficiency across various applications. Edge computing for industry and commerce has a brighter future than ever, thanks to the AMD Kria SOM family.