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Versal AI Core Series VCK190 Evaluation Kit

VCK190 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 compared to current server class CPUs. With a breadth of connectivity options and standardized development flows, the VCK190 kit features the VC1902 Versal AI Core series ACAP, providing the portfolio's highest AI inference and signal processing throughput for cloud, network, and edge applications.

Overview

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

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® ML, Vitis™ unified software platform, Vitis AI, AI Engine tools
  • SmartLynq+ module for high-speed debug, performance analysis, and event trace

Featured Xilinx Devices

Featuring the Versal AI Core XCVC1902-2MSEVSVA2197 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
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Product Information

Specifications

Board Features

Featuring the Versal® AI Core XCVC1902-2MSEVSVA2197 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
Configuration
JTAG Yes
QSPI Yes
Micro SD 2
Memory
DDR4 DIMM 8GB
LPDDR4 Component 8GB (4x16Gb)
Micro SD Socket 16GB
Control I/O
User Pushbuttons 6
DIP Switches 4
User LEDs 4
SYSMON Yes
System Controller Yes
PMBUS 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
Display
HDMI Video Output 1
HDMI Video Input 1
Clocking
Programmable DDR4 DIMM 1
Programmable LPDDR4 Component 2
PCIe Reference Clock 1
HDMI 1
Programmable zSFP 1
Programmable HSDP 1
Programmable 1588 eCPRI 4
Programmable System Controller 1
Power
180V (12V) Power Supply Yes
Power on Reset Yes
What's Inside

What's Inside the Box

Featuring the Versal® AI Core XCVC1902-2MSEVSVA2197 ACAP

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Resources

Documentation

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Tools

Design Tools

  • Vivado® ML Enterprise Edition: The EDA tool suite to create projects for the VCK190 board. Node-locked and device-locked to the Versal® AI Core XCVC1902 device, with one year of updates.
  • Vitis™ Unified Software Platform: The full suite of tools for developing embedded software, debugging Versal devices, and running targeted reference designs and example designs.
  • Vitis™ Model Composer: The Model-Based Design tool for the MathWorks MATLAB® and Simulink® targeting AI Engines and Programmable Logic design through automatic code generation

 

PetaLinux Tools, Board Support Packages, and Prebuilt Images

  • To build custom Linux images with modifications, visit the PetaLinux tool page to get an installer and latest board supported packages (BSP).
  • To boot with Linux images without modifications, download pre-built PetaLinux images.
Getting Started

Get Started with VCK190

To jump-start prototyping and application development with the VCK190, visit the Wiki page.

  • Prep work
  • Board setup
  • Run the PetaLinux BSP pre-built image
  • Run the PetaLinux BSP out of the box example
Get Started with VCK190
Training & Support