Kria KD240 Drives Starter Kit

by: AMD

As the development platform for Kria™ K24 SOMs, the KD240 is built for motor control and DSP applications, complete with a variety of interfaces and featuring native Python support for ease of development for control system architects and embedded software developers.

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Out-of-the-Box Ready for Motor Control and DSP Application Development

Kria KD240 Drives Starter Kit Borad Image


  • 1x 3-phase inverter and quadrature encoder
  • Brake control, torque sensor interface


  • 3x 1 Gb Ethernet (1x PS, 2x PL TSN-enabled Ethernet)​​
  • CAN, RS-485, USB 3.0 (2-port hub), 2.0


  • Extendable for a wide range of compatible sensors
  • Access to Pmod ecosystem


  • Low-cost FPGA-based motor control kit offering simplified workflows for design exploration
  • Available through AMD and distributors worldwide

Getting Started

Out-of-the-Box Ready Development Platform for Motor Control and DSP-intensive Applications

The KD240 Drives Starter Kit delivers a simplified development experience, enabling a quick and easy workflow for embedded SW developers and control system architects to build their applications on adaptive hardware.

Step-by-Step Guide to Get Up and Running

Visit the Getting Started page and review the interactive guide for step-by-step instructions on how to implement one of our accelerated applications on the KD240 starter kit in less than an hour – all without the need for FPGA experience or AMD tools.

Learn why adaptive System-on-Modules (SOMs) are the perfect compute platform for next-generation Electric Drives.

Product Information

Kria KD240 Drives Starter Kit Call Out
Parameter KD240
Device Zynq™ UltraScale+™ MPSoC
Form Factor SOM + carrier card + passive thermal solution
Dimension, Weight 124 mm x 142 mm x 37 mm, 237g
System Logic Cells 154K
Block RAM, UltraRAM Blocks 216, 0
DSP Slices 360
Ethernet Interfaces x1 PS (GEM1) Gb RGMII Ethernet;
x2 PL Gb RGMII Ethernet with time-sensitive networking (TSN), Ethernet for control automation technology (EtherCAT) support
LPDDR4 Memory 2 GB (2 channel x 256 Mb x 16 bit/channel)
Primary Boot Memory 512 Mb QSPI
Secondary Boot Memory MicroSD card
Device Security Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC hardware root of trust (RoT) for secure boot; Infineon TPM2.0 for measured boot


USB3.0 Interface USB 3.0 downstream (Host), with two user physical ports
PMOD 12-pin Interface x1, supporting interfaces
CAN Connector x1 PS-based CAN
Torque Sensor Connector x1
QEI Connector x1 single ended and x1 differential, with on board two-pin header for selection


3-phase Motor Connector x1
DC link Connector x1
RS485 Connector x1
Brake Control Connector x1
1-wire interface x1
What's Inside
What's Inside the Kria KD240 Drives Starter Kit

Included Accessories


KD240 Power Supply & Adapter

Plugs into the DC power supply jack on the starter kit. Comes with interchangeable blades for major regions (North America, Europe, UK, Australia, China)


USB-A to micro-B Cable

Connects user end system (USB-A) to the micro-B connector on the starter kit to establish UART connection to setup the terminal


Ethernet Cable

Connects the user’s networking setup to the RJ-45 connector on the Starter Kit


MicroSD card and MicroSD to SD Adapter

One 16/32/64 GB MicroSD card and adapter to flash the SD card image to boot or run applications

Optional Accessories


Kria KD240 Motor Accessory Pack

HW-MACCP01-SK-G for sensor-based field-oriented control (FOC) applications


REV Robotics Brushless Motor Accessory Pack

Flywheel assembly and arm for position control to help you get started with the KD240

For a complete list of KD240-compatible accessories, please refer to the Kria SOM forum page.

  KD240 Drives Starter Kit K24 Commercial SOM K24 Industrial SOM
Product Type Development/evaluation use only Fully qualified and certified Commercial grade production module Fully qualified and certified Industrial grade production module
Operating Temp Range 0°C to 35°C (room temp.) 0°C to 85°C –40°C to 100°C
ECC Memory Support No No Yes
Target Use Develop and prototype target applications; run pre-built accelerated applications and connect to sensors/peripherals Plugs into a carrier card designed for specific target application, such as motor control, robotics, industrial sensors, aerial systems, and medical devices
Warranty - 2 years 3 years
Operating Lifetime - 5 years 10 years
Price $399 $250 $350


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Pre-Built Hardware and Software Platform

Autonomous Industrial Robotics

Autonomous Industrial Robotics

Electrical Vehicles & Chargers

Electrical Vehicles & Chargers


Handheld Medical Devices


Medical Equipment


Power Generation Systems


Public Transportation

Accelerated applications enable developers to program and differentiate their designs at the software level, without requiring FPGA programming experience. Paired with the KD240 Drives Starter Kit, production-ready accelerated applications can be up and running in under 1 hour, allowing developers to focus on differentiation and shortening the runway to volume deployment. Common industrial applications are available today, with more on the way from AMD and a growing ecosystem of partners. Check out the Kria App Store to learn more.



Want to learn more? Register for the October 10th webinar to realize a more power-efficient future with the new, scalable Kria K24 SOM.

Ready to scale your edge design?

Kria K24 System-on-Modules are ready for production deployment

The newest addition to the Kria™ SOM portfolio, the Kria K24 SOM features a cost-optimized, custom-built Zynq™ UltraScale+™ MPSoC device. About half the size of a credit card, the K24 SOM targets customers seeking the right power, cost, and performance for DSP-based applications such as industrial motor control, medical equipment, sensor fusion, multi-axis robots for factory automation, and more.

Powering Electric Drive Control & Efficiency with Adaptive Computing

Kria™ adaptive System-on-Module (SOM) devices from AMD play an important role in electric drive control. They can optimize performance, help a motor run more efficiently, reduce power consumption, mitigate noise, cut vibration, and detect potential failures before they happen. Download our new motor control eBook to learn more! 

Powering Electric Drive Control & Efficiency with Adaptive Computing


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