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Versal™ AI Core series delivers breakthrough AI inference and wireless acceleration with integrated AI engines that deliver over 100X greater compute performance than today’s server-class CPUs

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Portfolio's Highest Compute for Maximum AI and Workload Acceleration

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Scalar Engines

Three scalar processor types are available in Versal ACAPs to support diverse application needs. The application processing unit is ideal for complex applications supported by an OS, and the real-time processing unit is ideal for applications needing low latency, determinism, and real-time control. A separate platform management controller manages system boot, security, and debug.

Adaptable Engines

Programmable logic enables the development of custom computational blocks for ever-changing algorithms. The rearchitected logic in Versal ACAPs provides 4X greater density per CLB, reducing the need for costly global routing. Loaded with a wide variety of memory elements and tightly coupled with programmable I/O, the adaptable engines allow users to create powerful accelerators for any application.

Intelligent Engines

AI Engines provide up to 5X higher compute density for vector-based algorithms. Optimized for real-time DSP and AI/ML computation, AI Engines provide deterministic performance.

Enhanced DSP engines provide support for new operations and data types, including  single and half-precision floating point and complex 18x18 operations.

 

Next-Generation I/O

The Versal AI Core series combines PCIe® Gen4 compliance, CCIX support, high performance GPIO, and multirate Ethernet MACs supporting various ethernet configurations to maximize connectivity and flexibility. Additionally, Versal AI Core series devices feature rearchitected low latency 32.75Gb/s transceivers.

Integrated DDR Memory Controllers

Each integrated DDR memory controller provides up to 34.1GB/s of bandwidth with DDR4 and LPDDR4 support, and is optimized for both linear and random traffic. In combination with the programmable Network on Chip, these integrated controllers eliminate the need for soft implementations in the programmable logic, saving development time and logic resources.

Programmable Network on Chip

The programmable Network on Chip (NoC) provides an optimized multi-terabit interconnect between the different compute engines and integrated IP blocks present in the Versal ACAP architecture, simplifying timing closure and saving logic resources. The NoC compiler provides a streamlined programming experience while allowing users to manage latency and QoS, ensuring that critical data paths are prioritized.


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Applications

Versal™ AI Core series devices are optimized for compute-intensive applications, specifically digital signal processing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning

 

5G Radio & Beamforming

5G Radio & Beamforming

Beamforming results in enormous signal processing requirements that need to be processed in real time. While adaptable engines are handling status control and data formatting, AI engines and DSP engines are processing fixed & floating point signal processing workloads for high performance parallel processing.


Data Center Compute

As convolutional neural networks continue to evolve, the challenge to keep up with increasing computational density requirements can only be addressed by the Versal AI Core series devices, which have AI Engines optimized to efficiently deliver computational density, both cost effectively and power efficiently.

Data Center Compute

Smart Cities

Video Processing for Smart Cities

Versal AI Core series devices enable video surveillance for Smart Cities, with AI Engines driving real-time license plate or facial recognition, DSP engines for video transcoding, and adaptable engines for video scaling, compression, and customization.


Medical Image Processing

Versal AI Core series accelerates parallel beamforming and real-time image processing to create higher quality images and machine-based image analysis to enable physicians and radiologists to make faster and more accurate diagnoses.

Medical Image Processing

Radar Processing

Radar Processing

Merging powerful vector-based DSP engines with AI engines in a small form factor enables advanced radars, such as active electronically scanned arrays. AI Core series devices provide terabits per second of antenna bandwidth in a single package.


Wireless Test Equipment

Real-time DSP is used extensively in wireless communications test equipment. Versal AI Engine architecture is well-suited to handle all types of protocol implementations, including 5G from the digital front end to beamforming and baseband.

Wireless Test Equipment
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Versal AI Core Series Features Overview

 

Scalar Engines Features

  VC1352 VC1502 VC1702 VC1802 VC1902
Application Processing Unit Dual-core Arm® Cortex®-A72, 48KB/32KB L1 Cache w/ parity & ECC; 1MB L2 Cache w/ ECC
Real-time Processing Unit Dual-core Arm Cortex-R5F, 32KB/32KB L1 Cache, and 256KB TCM w/ECC
Memory 256KB On-Chip Memory w/ECC
Connectivity Ethernet (x2); USB 2.0 (x1); UART (x2); SPI (x2); I2C (x2); CAN-FD (x2)

Intelligent Engines Features

  VC1352 VC1502 VC1702 VC1802 VC1902
AI Engines 128 217 310 300 400
DSP Engines 928 1,312 1,272 1,600 1,968

Adaptable Engines Features

  VC1352 VC1502 VC1702 VC1802 VC1902
System Logic Cells (K) 540 797 1,021 1,586 1,968
LUTs 246,784 364,544 466,688 725,000 899,840

Foundational Platform Features

  VC1352 VC1502 VC1702 VC1802 VC1902
NoC Master / NoC Slave Ports 10 12 18 28 28
DDR Memory Controllers 2 2 2 4 4
CCIX & PCIe® w/ DMA (CPM) - 1 x Gen4x16,
CCIX
- 1 x Gen4x16,
CCIX
1 x Gen4x16,
CCIX
PCIe 1 x Gen4x8 4 x Gen4x8 1 x Gen4x8 4 x Gen4x8 4 x Gen4x8
Multirate Ethernet MAC 1 4 3 4 4
32.75Gb/s Transceivers 8 44 24 44 44
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