Sunday, May 26, 2024

Compact, Powerful SOM And Starter Kit For Industrial Application Development

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AMD introduces K24 SOM and KD240 Kit to enable the design of power-efficient, production-ready solutions for motor control and digital signal processing applications with a fast time to market.

AMD expands its footprint in the industrial sector with the introduction of the Kria K24 System-on-Module (SOM) and the KD240 Drives Starter Kit, the newest members of the evolving Kria product line. The SOM encapsulates powerful computing capabilities in a compact format, specially designed for budget-conscious industrial and commercial edge applications. The  InFO (Integrated Fan-Out) technology makes it as small as half a credit card, using only half the power compared to its more substantial counterpart.

With its low latency features, it has become a tool in powering electric drives and motor controllers, especially in digital signal processing (DSP) applications at the edge. Its primary application areas encompass electric motor systems, public transportation infrastructures, healthcare equipment, and EV charging setups, to name a few.

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Key Features

  • Smaller form factor
  • Pre-built hardware acceleration with Vitis motor control libraries
  • Develop power-efficient and highly deterministic industrial solutions for volume deployment

In alliance with the KD240 Drives Starter Kit, a ready-to-go motor control development platform, it facilitates a streamlined transition from development to production, reducing the time to market. This collaboration eliminates the necessity for specialised Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) programming skills, making the initiation process more straightforward. The company claims these platforms are significant strides in facilitating efficient solutions for robotics, control, vision AI, and DSP applications.

Technologically Advanced Features and Broader Compatibility

The SOM is embedded with a specially designed Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device. At the same time, the starter kit is an affordable entry point for developers, offering them a start in the design cycle compared to other processor-based control kits. It shows compatibility with various design tools and languages alongside comprehensive support for Ubuntu and Docker. It also facilitates the utilisation of the company’s motor control libraries while preserving compatibility with traditional development flows.

The company now has the integration of pre-built motor control applications, fostering the development of reliable and energy-efficient industrial solutions with fortified security features. Developers can anticipate a family of scalable SOMs, offering ease of migration without necessitating board changes, and optimising system attributes such as power, performance, size, and cost. 

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Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Sondhi Gaur is a journalist at EFY. She has a German patent and brings a robust blend of 7 years of industrial & academic prowess to the table. Passionate about electronics, she has penned numerous research papers showcasing her expertise and keen insight.

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