Versal AI Edge Series

Delivering Breakthrough AI Performance/Watt For Real-Time Systems

Product Advantages

The Versal™ AI Edge series delivers high performance, low latency AI inference for intelligence in automated driving, predictive factory and healthcare systems, multi-mission payloads in aerospace & defense, and a breadth of other applications. More than just AI, the Versal AI Edge series accelerates the whole application from sensor to AI to real-time control, all while meeting critical safety and security requirements such as ISO 26262 and IEC 61508. As an adaptive compute acceleration platform, the Versal AI Edge series allows developers to rapidly evolve their sensor fusion and AI algorithms while leveraging this scalable device portfolio for diverse performance and power profiles from edge to endpoint.

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Processing System

Processing systems deliver power-efficient embedded compute with the safety and security required in real-time systems. The dual-core Arm® Cortex®-A72 application processor is ideal for running Linux-class applications, while the dual-core Arm Cortex-R5F real-time processor runs safety-critical code for the highest levels of functional safety (ASIL and SIL). The platform management controller (PMC) is based on a triple-redundant processor and manages device operation, including platform boot, advanced power and thermal management, security, safety, and reliability across the platform.

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Programmable Logic

At the heart of the Versal architecture’s flexibility is its programmable logic, enabling the integration of any sensor, connectivity to any interface, and the flexibility to handle any workload. Capable of both parallelism and determinism, programmable logic can implement and adapt sensor fusion algorithms, accelerate pre- and post-data processing across the pipeline, implement deterministic networking and motor control for real-time response, isolate safety-critical functions for fail-safe operation, and allow for hardware redundancies and fault resilience.

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AI Engines and DSP Engines

Both AI Engines and DSP Engines support a breadth of workloads common in edge applications including AI inference, image processing, and motion control. AI Engines are a breakthrough architecture based on a scalable array of vector processors and distributed memory, delivering breakthrough AI performance/watt. DSP Engines are based on the proven slice architecture in previous-generation Zynq™ adaptive SoCs, now with integrated floating-point support, and are ideal for wireless and image signal processing, data analytics, motion control, and more.

 

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Safety and Security Features

Versal adaptive SoCs were built from the ground up to meet the most stringent safety requirements in industrial and automotive applications, including ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 for safety, and IEC 62443 for security. The Versal architecture is partitioned with safety features in each domain, as well as global resources to monitor and eliminate common cause failures. New security features over previous-generation adaptive SoCs improve protection against cloning, IP theft, and cyber-attacks, including higher bandwidth AES & SHA encryption/decryption, glitch detection, and more.

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Accelerator RAM

The accelerator RAM features 4 MB of on-chip memory. The memory block is accessible to all compute engines and helps eliminate the need to go to external memory for critical compute functions such as AI inference. This enhances the already flexible memory hierarchy of the Versal architecture and improves AI performance/watt. The accelerator RAM is also ideal for holding safety-critical code that exceeds the capacity of the real-time processor’s OCM, improving the ability to meet ASIL-C and ASIL-D requirements.

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Programmable I/O

Versal adaptive SoC’s programmable I/O allows connection to any sensor or interface, as well as the ability to scale for future interface requirements. Designers can configure the same I/O for either sensors, memory, or network connectivity, and budget device pins as needed. Different I/O types provide a wide range of speeds and voltages for both legacy and next-generation standards, e.g., 3.2 Gb/s DDR for server-class memory interfacing, 4.2 Gb/s LPDDR4x for highest memory bandwidth per pin, and native MIPI support to handle up to 8-megapixel sensors and beyond—critical to Level-2 ADAS and above.


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Applications

Breakthrough Compute from Edge to Endpoint

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ADAS and Automated Drive

AI compute performance is a key requirement for automotive tier-1s and OEMs targeting SAE Level 3 and beyond, in addition to meeting stringent thermal, reliability, security, and safety requirements. The Versal™ AI Edge series was architected for the highest AI performance/watt in power- and thermally-constrained systems. As a heterogeneous compute platform, Versal AI Edge adaptive SoCs match the right processing engine to the workload across the vehicle: custom I/O for any needed combination of radar, LiDAR, infrared, GPS, and vision sensors; Adaptable Engines for sensor fusion and pre-processing; AI Engines for inference and perception processing; and Scalar Engines for safety-critical decision making. Versal AI Edge adaptive SoCs are part of the AMD automotive-qualified (XA) product portfolio and are architected to meet stringent ISO 26262 requirements.


Collaborative Robotics

Robotics integrate precision control, deterministic communications, machine vision, responsive AI, cybersecurity, and functional safety into a single ‘system of systems.' Versal AI Edge adaptive SoCs enable a modular and scalable approach to robotics by providing a single heterogeneous device for fusion of heterogeneous sensors for robotic perception, precise and deterministic control over a scalable number of axes, isolation of safety-critical functions, accelerated motion planning, and AI to augment safety controls for dynamic, context-based execution. The Versal AI Edge series also accelerates real-time analytics with machine learning to support predictive maintenance and deliver actionable insights via cybersecure (IEC 62443) network connectivity. 

Data Center Network Acceleration

Data Center Network Acceleration

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles & Multi-Mission Payloads

The Versal AI Edge series is optimized for real-time, high-performance applications in the most demanding environments such as multi-mission drones and UAVs. A single Versal AI Edge device can support multiple inputs including comms datalinks, navigation, radar for target tracking and IFF (Identification Friend or Foe), and electro-optical sensors for visual reconnaissance. The heterogeneous engines aggregate and pre-process incoming data and sensor input, perform waveform processing and signal conditioning, and ultimately perform low latency AI for target tracking and optimization of flight paths, as well as cognitive RF to identify adversarial signals or channel attacks. The Versal AI Edge series delivers both the intelligence and low-SWaP (size, weight, and power) needed for multi-mission situationally aware UAVs.


Ultrasound Imaging

Requirements are increasing to make medical devices smaller, portable, and battery driven, targeting more Point-of-Care applications, all without compromising patient safety while still satisfying regulatory requirements. The Versal AI Edge series accelerates parallel beamforming and real-time image processing to create higher quality images and analysis, but with the power efficiency for long life, battery-powered portable ultrasound units. As a heterogeneous compute platform, the Versal AI Edge series implements all the different structures across the pipeline. Adaptable Engines perform acquisition functions including control of the analog front-end. AI Engines accelerate advanced imaging techniques, as well as machine learning for diagnostic assistance and efficiency improvements. The Arm® subsystem hosts the Linux-class OS for orchestrating, updating, and providing infrastructure across the data pipeline. The Versal AI Edge series allows for scalability from portable, to desktop, to cart-based ultrasound solutions. Learn More

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AMD Embedded+ Architecture

The AMD Embedded+ architecture solution combines AMD Ryzen™ Embedded processors and AMD Versal™ adaptive SoCs into a single board to deliver integrated, scalable, and power-efficient solutions that accelerate time-to-market through product offering from ODM ecosystem. Embedded+ is targeted for sensor fusion, AI inferencing, industrial networking, control, and visualization in industrial and medical PCs.​

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Versal™ AI Edge Series Features Overview

AI / ML Performance

  VE2002 VE2102 VE2202 VE2302 VE1752 VE2602 VE2802
AI Engine - INT8x4 (TOPS) 11 16 32 45 101 202 405
AI Engine - INT8 (TOPS) 5 8 16 23 101 101 202
DSP Engine – INT8 (TOPS) 0.6 1.2 2.2 3.2 9.1 6.8 9.1
Programmable Logic – INT4 (TOPS) 2 5 13 19 56 47 65
Programmable Logic – INT8 (TOPS) 1 1 3 5 14 12 17

Processing Subsystem Features

  VE2002 VE2102 VE2202 VE2302 VE1752 VE2602 VE2802
Application Processing Unit Dual-core Arm® Cortex®-A72, 48 KB/32 KB L1 Cache w/ parity & ECC; 1 MB L2 Cache w/ ECC
Real-Time Processing Unit Dual-core Arm Cortex-R5F, 32 KB/32 KB L1 Cache, and 256 KB TCM w/ECC
Memory 256 KB On-Chip Memory w/ECC
Connectivity Ethernet (x2); UART (x2); CAN-FD (x2); USB 2.0 (x1); SPI (x2); I2C (x2)

AI Engine and DSP Engine Features

  VE2002 VE2102 VE2202 VE2302 VE1752 VE2602 VE2802
AI Engine-ML 8 12 24 34 0 152 304
AI Engines 0 0 0 0 304 0 0
DSP Engines 90 176 324 464 1,312 984 1,312

Programmable Logic Features

  VE2002 VE2102 VE2202 VE2302 VE1752 VE2602 VE2802
System Logic Cells (K) 44 80 230 329 981 820 1,139
LUTs  20,000 36,608 105,000 150,272 448,512 375,000 520,704

Platform Features

  VE2002 VE2102 VE2202 VE2302 VE1752 VE2602 VE2802
Accelerator RAM (Mb) 32 32 32 32 0 0 0
Total Memory (Mb) 46 54 86 103 253 243 263
NoC Master / NoC Slave Ports 2 2 5 5 21 21 21
CCIX & PCIe® w/ DMA (CPM) - - - - 1 x Gen4x16,
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1 x Gen4x16,
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PCI Express® - - 1 x Gen4x8​ 1x Gen4x8 4x
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4x Gen4x8 4x Gen4x8
40G Multirate Ethernet MAC 0 0 1 1 2 2 2
Video Decoder Engines (VDEs) - - - - - 2 4
GTY Transceivers 0 0 0 0 44 0 0
GTYP Transceivers 0 0 8 8 0 32 32
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Documentation


Versal Design Guidance and Documentation

AMD provides a breadth of documentation, resources, and methodologies to accelerate your development on the Versal™ architecture. If you’re not sure where to begin with Versal adaptive SoCs, the Design Flow Assistant is an interactive guide to help you create a development strategy, while the Design Process Hubs are a visual and streamlined reference to all Versal documentation by design process.


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Integrated Software and Hardware Platform for All Developers

With an inherently software programmable silicon infrastructure, the Versal adaptive SoC is designed from the ground up to be software-centric. The enhanced Vivado™ Design Suite introduces a new system design methodology and development environments such as traffic analyzer, NoC compiler, data flow modeling, and more. A high-speed, unified, cohesive debug environment accelerates debug and trace across Processing Subsystems, Programmable Logic, AI Engines, and DSP Engines.
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The Vitis™ unified software platform provides comprehensive core development kits, libraries that use hardware-acceleration technology. The platform provides an efficient, convenient, and unified software environment from the cloud to the edge. As a proud member of the open-source community, AMD offers an extensive set of open-source, performance-optimized libraries that enable out-of-the-box acceleration with minimal to zero code changes to your existing applications.
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Versal AI Edge

AMD Vitis Model Composer is a model-based design tool that enables rapid design exploration within the MATLAB® Simulink® environment. It facilitates AI Engine ADF graph development and testing at the system level, allowing the user to incorporate RTL and HLS blocks with AI Engine kernels and/or graphs in the same simulation. To learn how to use Versal AI Engines with Vitis Model Composer, visit the AI Engine resource page​.

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Start Developing on the Versal AI Edge VEK280 Evaluation Kit

Start evaluating Versal AI Edge series capabilities today with the VEK280 evaluation kit featuring VE2802 silicon. Leveraging the on-chip AI Engines optimized for ML inference, this platform is ideal for developing compute-intensive, power-sensitive ML applications. Jump-start your design cycle and achieve fast time-to-market with the proven hardware, software support, tools, design examples, and documentation available for the kit.

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Versal Design Guidance and Documentation

AMD provides a breadth of documentation, resources, and methodologies to accelerate your development on the Versal™ architecture. If you’re not sure where to begin with Versal adaptive SoCs, the Design Flow Assistant is an interactive guide to help you create a development strategy, while the Design Process Hubs are a visual and streamlined reference to all Versal documentation by design process.

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