AMD Unveiled Kria K24 SOM and Starter Kit for Industrial and Commercial Applications
At the dawn of the year, AMD unveiled an expanded product lineup of the System on Modules (SOM), originating from Xilinx’s Kria. The newly introduced Kria K24 SOM and the KD240 introductory driver kit aim to permeate various sectors, including industrial automation and robotics, and promise to optimize energy efficiency to enhance performance.
The Kria K24 SOM, designed around the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, prides itself on low-power yet precise motor driving capabilities. Adaptable to various motor connection applications, its footprint is no larger than a credit card. Consistent in design, it shares connector compatibility with the previously released Kria K26 SOM and supports versatile extension modes. Furthermore, it easily integrates with an array of sensors and peripheral devices and facilitates firmware updates via over-the-air (OTA) methods.
Technically, the Kria K24 SOM boasts a quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 CPU paired with a dual-core Arm Cortex-R5F CPU. It supports 2GB 32-bit LPDDR4 ECC memory, 132 input/output controls, four 1G Ethernet ports, and four sets of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. Prioritizing industrial safety, a TPM 2.0 design has been incorporated.
The concurrently released KD240 driver starter kit emphasizes a plug-and-play feature. For motor control application development, it incorporates the Vitis acceleration library, allowing for direct development with Python or MATLAB Simulink.
Complementing the already launched Kria K26 SOM, as well as the KV260 Vision AI kit for visual recognition applications and the KR260 robot kit for robotic integration, AMD underscores the scalability of the Kria SOM product suite. This vast applicability spans across industrial automation, robotics, STEM education, university courses or research, startup industries, general business applications, and even the entertainment sector.
Concrete applications encompass robotic joint control, driving, power equipment control, electric vehicle charging control, medical equipment operation, patient care computation, and public transportation operations.