AMD- Xilinx launched its new line of systems- on- module( SOM) last time, which introduced us to the Kria K26 with the KV260 Vision AIKit.However, an SOM is a modular type of FPGA development board that isolates the factual FPGA chip to its own modular PCB with some kind of high- speed, high viscosity connector interface; the rest of the peripherals similar as power inventories, If you are not formerly familiar. are placed on a compatible baseboard PCB with the corresponding high viscosity connector.
This makes SOM FPGAs a further cost-effective option with docked development cycles since the tackle development changes are insulated to the peripherals located on the carrier board the SOM base board is attached to. This is especially important in current times where force chain issues have created dearths across all requests, so any exercise of tackle that’s possible is critical at the moment.
SOMs are ideal for deployment in AI edge computing operations due to their small form factor and inflexibility to acclimatize to different use case needs via a simple carrier board exchange out. These same parcels naturally make SOMs ideal for robotics operations as well, which is why AMD- Xilinx just blazoned the Kria KR260 Robotics Starter tackle.
exercising the same Kria K26 SOM board as the KV260 Vision AI tackle carrier board, the KR260 Robotics Starter tackle carrier board adds numerous of the GPIO interfaces the KV260 demanded that any robotics design will bear to drive motors, read detectors, and the suchlike. The main thing of the Kria KR260 is to give an out- of- the- box platform for druggies to develop their original robotics operation without detention, also to also have a base to develop and prove in their own custom carrier board to stylish fit the given use case.
While the KV260 and KR260 carrier boards have the same physical confines, the supplemental interface difference is incontinently clear when comparing the two side- by- side. I am tête-à-tête also a addict of the black CPU addict on the KR260’s Kria K26.
KR260 carrier board peripherals.
Digging into the specifics of the KR260’s peripherals, we see that all of the Kria K26’s I/ O legs have been made available for detector, supplemental, and network connectivity. The two 240- leg connectors are the high- speed, high viscosity connector interface that mounts the Kria K26 to the KR260 carrier board.
Cameras can be connected to the KR260 by one of the USB3.0 s, while image detectors can use the two- lane SLVS- EC Gen2 high performance vision Rxconnector.However, SLVS- EC is a new high- speed interface from Sony for the coming- generation of high- resolution CMOS image detectors, If you are not familiar.
The1.2 a DisplayPort( 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz) is the only option for videotape affair on the KR260( the KV260 has both a DisplayPort and HDMI interface), still given the EMI radiation issues with HDMI I suppose it was a wise choice to nix the HDMI in favor of redundant I/ O for other detectors.