AMD Versal AI Edge SoC FPGA system-on-module targets ADAS, robotics, medical imaging, and other AI applications

iWave Systems iW-Rainbow-G57M is a system-on-module (SoM) based on the AMD (Xilinx) Versal AI Edge series of Cortex-A72/R5 SoC FPGAs designed to deliver AI acceleration at relatively low power for demanding applications such as ADAS, robotics, and medical imaging.

The module comes with up to 8GB 64-bit LPDDR4, 16GB eMMC Flash, 256MB QSPI Flash, delivers up to 45 TOPS of AI performance, and features eight transceivers that can be used for high-speed Ethernet, PCIe, MIPI DSI/CSI interfaces, and/or others as required by the customer’s specific project.

AMD Xilinx Versal AI Edge System-on-Module

iW-Rainbow-G57M specifications:

  • FPGA SoC – AMD Xilinx Versal AI Edge/Prime SFVA784 package (VE2302, VE2202, VE2102,  or VE2002) with
    • Dual Arm Cortex-A72 core processor @ up to 1.6 GHz
    • Dual-core Arm Cortex-R5F
    • Up to 328K Logic cells & 150K LUTs
    • Programmable Network on Chip (NoC)
    • Up to 45 TOPS (INT4) AI compute
    • 8x GTYP Transceivers @ 28.21 Gbps (VE2302 & VE2202 only)
  • Memory – Up to 8GB 64-bit LPDDR4
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC Flash, 256MB QSPI Flash
  • On-module features:
    • 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHY
    • USB 2.0 Transceiver PHY
    • Fan Header
  • 2x board-to-board connectors
    • 240-pin CON1
      • 27x LVDS/54x SE IOs from BANK 703
      • 24x LVDS/48x SE IOs from BANK 702
      • 20x SE IOs from BANK 302
    • 240-pin CON2
      • Storage – SD1
      • Ethernet – RGMII (GEM1)
      • USB – 1x USB 2.0
      • Low-speed interfaces – 1x I2C, , 1x SPI, 1x CAN GFD,
      • Debug – 1x UART, 1x JTAG
  • Clock – Clock Synthesizer
  • Power Supply
    • 5V via B2B connector (CON2)
    • PMIC – Dialog’s DA9062 PMIC with RTC
  • Dimensions – 60 x 50mm
  • Temperature Range – -40°C to +85°C (Industrial)
  • REACH & RoHS3 Compliant

iW-RainboW-G57M Versal Soc FPGA system-on-module

The high-speed transceiver blocks can be used for up to 40Gbps multi-rate Ethernet, PCIe Gen4, native MIPI support for vision sensors, and more. The iW-Rainbow-G57M system-on-module is supported by the usual Petalinux BSP and Vivado Design Suite 2022.2. iWave Systems is supposed to have a Versal AI Edge evaluation kit to get started, but they are hiding it well, and I could not find any details on their website.

AMD Versal AI Edge combines scalar engines (Arm Cortex-A72 applications processor and Arm Cortex-R5 for real-time processing and control) to compute complex algorithms while enabling high levels of safety and security, and AMD claims over 4 times the AI performance/watt against Jetson AGX Xavier (in MAX N-Mode) for real-time systems in automated driving, predictive factory & healthcare systems, multi-mission payloads in aerospace & defense, and other applications.

VE2002 vs VE2102 vs V2202 vs VE2302
Some of the differences between AMD Versal AI Edge VE2002, VE2102, V2202, and VE2302

The iW-Rainbow-G57M Versal AI Edge system-on-module appears to be available now and will be for the next 10 to 15 years based on the product longevity commitment from AMD and the company. Additional information can be found on the product page.

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