Versal AI Core Series VCK190 Evaluation Kit


Xilinx is currently offering EK-VCK190-G-ED. This encryption disabled (-ED) evaluation kit does not support the following features below:

  • Arm® v8 cryptography extensions
  • Cryptographic accelerator
  • Secure Boot

Product Description

The VCK190 kit is the first Versal™ AI Core series evaluation kit, enabling designers to develop solutions using AI and DSP engines capable of delivering over 100X greater compute performance than today's server-class CPUs.

With a breadth of connectivity options and standardized development flows, the VCK190 kit features the Versal AI Core series VC1902 device, providing the portfolio's highest AI inference and signal processing throughput.

The VCK190 kit is an ideal platform supporting high throughput AI inference and signal processing applications from the cloud to edge, such as:

  • Data center compute
  • 5G radio & beamforming (DFE)
  • Cable-access (Head-End)
  • Wireless test equipment
  • Automotive/ADAS prototyping
  • A&D radar, early warning

Key Features & Benefits

Evaluate Versal AI Core Series Capabilities

  • Equipped with Versal ACAP VC1902 production silicon
  • AI and DSP Engines providing 100X greater compute over today’s server-class CPUs
  • Pre-built partner reference designs for rapid prototyping

Breadth of Connectivity Options for Rapid Application Development

  • PCIe® Gen4 interface for high compute performance markets
  • HDMI for video processing applications
  • SFP28 and QSFP28 optical interfaces and RJ-45 Ethernet port for networking
  • DDR4 and LPDDR4 memory interfaces
  • FMC expansion connectors supporting a variety of optional plug-in cards including camera sensors and displays

Co-Optimized Tools and Debug Method

  • Vivado® Design Suite, Vitis™ unified software platform, Vitis AI, AI Engine tools

Featured Xilinx Devices

Featuring the Versal VC1902 ACAP

AI Engines 400
DSP Engines 1,968
System Logic Cells (K) 1,968
LUTs 899,840
Application Processing Unit Dual-Core Arm® Cortex®-A72
Real-Time Processing Unit Dual-Core Arm Cortex-R5F
Maximum I/O Pins 770
Programmable NoC Ports 28
Integrated Memory Controllers 4

Board Features

Featuring the Versal™ VC1902 ACAP

Versal VC1902 ACAP
Board Specifications Value
Length 7.477 in
Height 9.5 in
PCB Thickness (+/-8%) 0.066 in
Operating Environmental Temperature 0°C to +45°C
Storage Environmental Temperature –25°C to +60°C
Micro SD 2
LPDDR4 Component 8GB (4x16Gb)
Micro SD Socket 16GB
Control I/O
User Pushbuttons 6
DIP Switches 4
User LEDs 4
System Controller Yes
Expansion Connectors
VITA 57.4 FMC+ (12 GTYs per connector) 2
PCIe® Gen4 x8 1
Communication & Networking
UART to USB Bridge 1
CAN-FD Header 1
RJ-45 Tri-Speed Ethernet Connectors 3
SFP28 2
QSFP28 1
HDMI Video Output 1
HDMI Video Input 1
Programmable DDR4 DIMM 1
Programmable LPDDR4 Component 2
PCIe Reference Clock 1
Programmable zSFP 1
Programmable HSDP 1
Programmable 1588 eCPRI 4
Programmable System Controller 1
180V (12V) Power Supply Yes
Power on Reset Yes
What's Inside

What's Inside the Box

Featuring the Versal™ VC1902 ACAP

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Getting Started

Check out our step-by-step guide to run pre-built example designs on the VCK190

Step 1. Before you set up the VCK190

  • A terminal interface like tera term or putty to interface to the UART to boot the VCK190 board. Please download your choice before getting started.

Step 2. Prepare the micro SD card (Versal)

  • Board support packages (BSPs) are pre-configured boot loaders, system images, and bitstream. Download the PetaLinux BSP to prepare the micro SD card.

Step 3. Run example designs

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