Versal Prime Series

The Versal Prime series provides a diverse set of compute engines, next-generation I/O, and integrated DDR controllers, enabling low latency acceleration across a wide range of workloads.

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Optimized for Connectivity, Inline Acceleration, and Diverse Workloads

Versal Prime

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 which need 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 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

Enhanced DSP engines provide support for new operations and data types, including  single and half-precision floating point and complex 18x18 operations. With backwards compatibility to UltraScale+™ designs, users can continue to leverage existing libraries and IP or update their designs to capture the improved compute performance enabled by this new architecture.

 

Next-Generation I/O

The Versal Prime series combines PCIe® Gen4/Gen5 compliance, CCIX support, high performance GPIO, and multirate Ethernet MACs supporting various ethernet configurations to maximize connectivity and flexibility. Additionally, Versal Prime series devices feature rearchitected low latency 32.75Gb/s transceivers, and certain devices support 58Gb/s PAM4 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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Versal™ Prime series solves a broad range of industry-specific problems with performance and flexibility

 

Storage Acceleration

Storage Acceleration

With the dawn of AI and the explosion of data generated by modern applications, traditional compute has become an increasingly precious resource in the data center. One solution to preserve compute is to add accelerators to storage controllers and endpoints to offload compression and other common tasks from the primary processor. The Versal Prime series combines PCIe® Gen4/Gen5 support, powerful Arm® scalar processing engines, integrated memory controllers, and next-generation programmable logic to reduce system-level bottlenecks and increase efficiency.


Data Center Network Acceleration

FPGAs and SoCs have long played a key role in accelerating data center applications by offloading common networking functions such as encryption/decryption and virtual switching from the central processor in a system, preserving compute cycles. Versal ACAPs further accelerate data center systems by combining PCIe Gen4/Gen5 support, next-generation SerDes, and a multirate Ethernet MAC with powerful heterogeneous compute engines to both offload networking operations and supplement the compute available in a server with additional inline processing.

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5G xHaul

As 5G is emerging, the demand for high-bandwidth connectivity requires access networks to adapt to support new protocols, such as eCPRI, while still maintaining compatibility with existing standards. The combination of adaptable engines with industry-leading SerDes and Ethernet technology in the Versal Prime series gives operators the processing power needed to handle 5G throughput requirements while maintaining legacy standard support and reducing total cost of ownership.


Passive Optical Networks

As competition from wireless services increases, cable broadband providers must scale their networks and deliver higher bandwidth service to remain competitive. The Versal Prime series offers twice the programmable logic as existing MPSoC devices, powerful Arm scalar processing engines, greater SerDes density, integrated Ethernet IP blocks, and thermally optimized packaging to enable low power, efficient designs without compromising performance.

Passive Optical Networks

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Communications Test Equipment

The massive explosion in bandwidth that accompanies the latest communications standards makes it challenging for test equipment vendors to keep pace with market demands. With support for 58G transceivers and multirate Ethernet MACs, the Versal Prime series offers high-performance data handling and analysis for wired communication testers. The programmable NoC and integrated memory controllers enable fast and efficient data movement for complex test algorithms.

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Versal Prime Series Features Overview

Scalar Engines Features

  VM1102 VM1302 VM1402 VM1502 VM1802 VM2202 VM2302 VM2502 VM2902
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

  VM1102 VM1302 VM1402 VM1502 VM1802 VM2202 VM2302 VM2502 VM2902
DSP Engines 464 832 1,696 1,312 1,968 1,312 1,904
3,984 2,672

Adaptable Engines Features

  VM1102 VM1302 VM1402 VM1502 VM1802 VM2202 VM2302 VM2502 VM2902
System Logic Cells (K) 329 693 1,238 981
1,968 1,139 1,575 1,969 2,233
LUTs 150,272 316,928 565,760 448,512
899,840 520,704 719,872 900,224 1,020,928

Foundational Platform Features

  VM1102 VM1302 VM1402 VM1502 VM1802 VM2202 VM2302 VM2502 VM2902
NoC Master / NoC Slave Ports 5 9 18 21
28 21 30 28
42
DDR Memory Controllers 1 2 4 3
4 3 3
4
3
CCIX & PCIe® w/ DMA (CPM) - 1 x Gen4x16, CCIX 1 x Gen4x16, CCIX 1 x Gen4x16, CCIX 1 x Gen4x16, CCIX 2 x Gen5x8, CCIX -
2 x Gen5x8, CCIX -
PCIe 1 x Gen4x8 2 x Gen4x8 2 x Gen4x8 4 x Gen4x8 4 x Gen4x8 4 x Gen5x4 2 x Gen5x4 2 x Gen5x4 2 x Gen5x4
Multirate Ethernet MAC 1 2 2 4 4 2 6 2 6
32Gb/s GTY Transceivers 0 24 24 44 44 0 0 0 0
32Gb/s GTYP Transceivers 8
0 0 0 0 32 8
28
8
58Gb/s GTM Transceivers 0
0
0
0
0
0 40 16 40
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Versal Design Guidance and Documentation

Xilinx 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 ACAPs, 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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With an inherently software programmable silicon infrastructure, the Versal™ ACAP is designed from the ground up to be software-centric. The enhanced Xilinx® 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 Scalar, Adaptable, and Intelligent engines.
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Be the first to experience the Versal ACAP architecture, built from the ground-up to be natively software programmable. Through a host of tools, software, libraries, IP, middleware, and frameworks, ACAPs enable dynamically customizable accelerated computing solutions through industry-standard design flows. The Versal Prime series VMK180 evaluation kit has everything you need to jump-start your designs.

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Versal Design Guidance and Documentation

Xilinx 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 ACAPs, 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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