Introduction

The AMD Kria™ KD240 Drives Starter Kit is the ideal platform to evaluate applications requiring low-latency digital signal processing (DSP), industrial communications, or motor control capabilities. Try all our accelerated applications and get started within minutes by following all the steps. Have fun!

Kria KD240 Drives Starter Kit Call Out

What’s Inside the Box

  • Kria KD240 Drives Starter Kit (Kria K24 SOM + carrier card + thermal solution)
  • KD240 power supply and adapter (12V, 3A)
  • MicroSD card 16 GB or more
  • USB-A to micro-B cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Getting Started doc
  • Developer stickers

What You’ll Need to Provide

You will need to provide the following in order to take full advantage of the fact that the KD240 provides a command line-only interface that will be very familiar to embedded developers:

  • Host PC running Windows, MacOS, or Linux
  • Ability to write a microSD card image (through integrated PC slot or USB card reader)
  • Local area network with internet connection used for software and application updates

Important: Critical Firmware Update Required

  • To enable complete board functionality, compatibility with the latest operating systems, and the best performance, be sure to install the latest AMD-provided boot firmware by following the firmware update instructions available on the Kria Wiki

Motor Accessory Pack

  • The remainder of this Getting Started Guide requires one of the AMD Motor Accessory Packs for the Kria K24 SOM
  • If you don’t have a Motor Accessory Pack yet, there are still many very interesting things you can do with your kit—to get started with DSP applications on KD240, check out this detailed tutorial:

Ubuntu Server

Ubuntu Server is the best choice for getting started with the KD240.

Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS

  • Full access to Kria SOM accelerated apps and hardware overlays designed specifically to run on the K24 SOM and KD240 Starter Kit
  • Access to a rich set of third-party software libraries in the Ubuntu community
  • Run the Field-Oriented Control (FOC) with Position Sensor Accelerated App (more accelerated apps from the Kria App Store will be made available over time) to evaluate the KD240 running an Ubuntu application

Additional Embedded Developer Assets and Resources

  • For embedded developers looking to directly use PetaLinux BSPs for application development and deployment rather than Ubuntu, the latest PetaLinux BSPs are available on the K24 Wiki
  • Further technical documentation is available on our Github.io page