AMD Versal Premium VP1902 SoC FPGA provides 18.5M logic cells for SoC emulation and prototyping

AMD Versal Premium VP1902 adaptive system-on-chip (SoC) is said to be the world’s largest adaptive SoC with the FPGA providing 18.5 million logic cells in order to streamline the verification of complex ASIC and SoC designs.

The new AMD Embedded SoC FPGA offers twice the capacity of the previous generation Virtex UltraScale+ VU19P SoC FPGA and is significantly larger than the Intel Stratix 10 GX 10M FPGA with 10 million logic cells.

AMD Versal Premium VP1902 Adaptive SoC

AMD Versal Premium VP1902 highlights:

  • 18.5 million (18,504K) system logic cells, 8,460K LUTs
  • 6,864 DSP engines
  • Dual-core Arm scalar processors
    • 2x Arm Cortex-A72 application processor
    • 2x Arm Cortex-R5F real-time processor
  • Memory
    • 14x hardened DDR memory controllers
    • 239 Mbit Block RAM
    • 619 Mbit UltraRAM
  • Up to 160 high-speed serial transceivers, including up to 32x 112Gbps PAM-4 GTMs and up to 128x 32.75Gbps GTYPs
  • 2,328 SelectIO resources capable of operating at up to 3.2 Gbps
  • Integrated hard IP – 16x PCIe Gen5 x4, up to 12x 100Gbps Ethernet MAC, up to 4x 600Gbps Ethernet MAC
  • 4th Generation Stacked Silicon Interconnect Technology
    • Two-by-two SLR configuration for enhanced routability and reduced latency
    • Programmable NoC provides inter- and intra-SLR connectivity
    • Enhanced Laguna connection technology expanded to two dimensions for reduced SLR-crossing congestion
  • Package – 77.5×77.5mm
Emulation and Enterprise Prototyping
Examples of emulation and enterprise prototyping platforms

The Versal Premium VP1902 adaptive SoC is supported by the AMD Vivado ML design suite which includes new features such as automated design closure assistance, interactive design tuning, remote multi-user real-time debugging, and enhanced back-end compilation to enable faster iteration of IC designs. AMD has also collaborated with Cadence, Siemens, and Synopsys to ensure chip designers have access to an ecosystem of “fully-featured and scalable solutions”.

The VP1902 will notably be used to validate SoCs with AI and ML accelerators and associated software before taping out the chips. Besides emulation of ASICs and SoCs, and enterprise and desktop prototyping, the new SoC FPGA will also be found in test equipment such as protocol analyzers and RF instrumentation, as well as data centers, and in the aerospace industry.

The AMD Versal Premium VP1902 adaptive SoC will begin sampling in Q3 to early access customers, and mass production is scheduled to start in H1 2024. There’s no information about pricing, but the VP1902 should probably sell for about the price of a brand-new car… Additional information may be found on the product page and press release.

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1 year ago

When an FPGA is released with I/O bandwidth counting in multiple terabit/s and hard-IP such as PCIe, DDR, Ethernet etc, I think it will definitely find its way into production equipments such as network gear and storage adapters and will not limit itself to emulation and prototyping. Of course, its price will condition all of this.

Grumpy Old Coot
Grumpy Old Coot
1 year ago

18M cells, a ton of hard IP blocks, embedded CPU cores, et al. The only capability that is missing is making a decent cup of coffee. Willy’s likely right. Something like this would make the perfect core for a Super-Smart-NIC.

1 year ago

The only capability that is missing is making a decent cup of coffee.

Check the power consumption. If you like coffee, you will be pleased ;).

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