Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Xilinx Introduces Kria Portfolio of Adaptive System-on-Modules for Accelerating Innovation and AI Applications at the Edge

21/04/2021

Xilinx Introduces Kria Portfolio of Adaptive System-on-Modules for Accelerating Innovation and AI Applications at the Edge Apr 20, 2021

Production-ready embedded boards and low-cost developer kit accelerate design cycles for rapid deployment; initial products target vision AI applications in smart cities and factories

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today introduced the Kria portfolio of adaptive system-on-modules (SOMs), production-ready small form factor embedded boards that enable rapid deployment in edge-based applications. Coupled with a complete software stack and pre-built, production-grade accelerated applications, Kria adaptive SOMs are a new method of bringing adaptive computing to AI and software developers.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210420005308/en/

Kria KV260 Vision AI Starter Kit (Photo: Business Wire)

The first product available in the Kria SOM portfolio, the Kria K26 SOM, specifically targets vision AI applications in smart cities and smart factories. The Xilinx SOM roadmap includes a full range of products, from cost-optimized SOMs for size and cost-constrained applications to higher performance modules that will offer developers more real-time compute capability per watt.

Xilinx's entrance into the burgeoning SOM market builds on our evolution beyond the chip-level business that began with our Alveo boards for the data center and continues with the introduction of complete board-level solutions for embedded systems, said Kirk Saban, vice president, Product and Platform Marketing at Xilinx. The Kria SOM portfolio expands our market reach into more edge applications and will make the power of adaptable hardware accessible to millions of software and AI developers.

According to industry reports, the SOM market is growing at roughly 11 percent annually and total market revenue is expected to reach $2.3 billion by 20251.

Faster Time to Deployment

Kria SOMs harness the power, performance and flexibility advantages of Xilinx adaptable hardware, delivered as production-deployable, adaptive modules. Kria SOMs enable rapid deployment by providing an end-to-end board-level solution with a pre-built software stack. By allowing developers to start at a more evolved point in the design cycle compared to chip-down design, Kria SOMs can reduce time-to-deployment by up to nine months.

The Kria K26 SOM is built on top of the Zynq UltraScale MPSoC architecture, which features a quad-core Arm Cortex -A53 processor, more than 250 thousand logic cells, and a H.264/265 video codec. The SOM also features 4GB of DDR4 memory and 245 IOs, which allow it to adapt to virtually any sensor or interface. With 1.4 tera-ops of AI compute, the Kria K26 SOM enables developers to create vision AI applications offering more than 3X higher performance at lower latency and power compared to GPU-based SOMs, critical for smart vision applications like security, traffic and city cameras, retail analytics, machine vision, and vision guided robotics.

Enabling Millions of Software Developers

Xilinx has invested heavily in its tool flows to make adaptive computing more accessible to AI and software developers without hardware expertise. The Kria SOM portfolio takes this accessibility to the next level by coupling the hardware and software platform with production-ready vision accelerated applications. These turnkey applications eliminate all the FPGA hardware design work and only require software developers to integrate their custom AI models, application code, and optionally modify the vision pipeline - using familiar design environments, such as TensorFlow, Pytorch or Caffe frameworks, as well as C, C , OpenCL , and Python programming languages-enabled by the Vitis unified software development platform and libraries.

With this new accelerated-application paradigm for software-based design, Xilinx is announcing the first embedded app store for edge applications. Building out beyond its Alveo catalog of apps for data center, the Xilinx App Store now offers customers a wide selection of apps for Kria SOMs from Xilinx and its ecosystem partners. Xilinx offerings are open source accelerated applications, provided at no-charge, and range from smart camera tracking and face detection to natural language processing with smart vision.

Kria SOMs also enable customization and optimization for embedded developers with support for standard Yocto-based PetaLinux and, for the first time ever, Xilinx is announcing a coming collaboration with Canonical to provide Ubuntu Linux support, the highly popular Linux distribution used by AI developers. This offers widespread familiarity with AI developers and interoperability with existing applications. Customers can develop in either environment and take either approach to production. Both environments will come pre-built with a software infrastructure and helpful utilities.

"For smart vision applications, developers and innovators want the Ubuntu experience theyre used to from cloud to desktop, said Thibaut Rouffineau, vice president of marketing, Canonical/Ubuntu. Together with Xilinx, we're excited to provide Kria SOM customers with out-of-the-box productivity, frictionless transition from development to production, and guaranteed stability and security in the field."

Out-of-the-Box Ready, Low-cost Development Kit

The Kria KV260 Vision AI Starter Kit provides an affordable and easy-to-use development platform for designing vision applications, right out of the box. The kit is purpose-built to support accelerated vision applications available in the Xilinx App Store and is an excellent way to get up and running in less than an hour with no knowledge of FPGAs or FPGA tools.

Part of the Kria development experience is a self-enabled pat
LINK: https://www.xilinx.com/news/press/2021/xilinx-introduces-kria-portfoli...
See more stories from xilink

North America Stories

13/05/2021

SNS Releases New ShareBrowser Media Asset Management Software

SNS Releases New ShareBrowser Media Asset Management Software data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg.....

13/05/2021

LYNX Technik Launches greenMachine Callisto+ Hardware with Dual-Channel Up/Down/Cross Converter Configuration

LYNX Technik Launches greenMachine Callisto Hardware with Dual-Channel Up/Down/...

13/05/2021

Blackmagic Fusion Tutorial: Building a simple HSV Keyer

Blackmagic Fusion Tutorial: Building a simple HSV Keyer data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/331759/604e4805df649-bpthumb.jpg......

13/05/2021

New Wooden Camera Accessories for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

New Wooden Camera Accessories for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bp...

13/05/2021

From Script to Screen with Filmmaker David Lowery Presented by Frame.io

From Script to Screen with Filmmaker David Lowery Presented by Frame.io data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-b...

13/05/2021

Grass Valley releases EDIUS X Version 10.20

Grass Valley releases EDIUS X Version 10.20 data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=https:/...

13/05/2021

Local Artist Candy Carver Creates Mural for New WRAL Newsroom in Durham

WRAL's Durham News Bureau features a mural by Durham artist Candy Carver, titled The South has Something to Say. WRAL-TV unveiled a new Durham News B...

12/05/2021

fuboTV Hits High in Subscribers, Revenue, But Still Posts Loss

NEW YORK-The first quarter 2021 results are in for fuboTV, which saw the sports-focused live streaming platform hit new highs in subscriptions and revenues. How...

12/05/2021

IHSE Opening a China Office

OBERTEURINGEN & GUANGZHOU-IHSE has announced that it has opened an office in Guangzhou, China, to meet the region's growing demand for KVM products. The off...

12/05/2021

Enco Brings Automated Closed-Captioning to Pennsylvania Senate

NOVI, Mich.-The Enco enCaption system has found a place in the Pennsylvania Senate, as the Senate Video Facility has chosen the product to provide automated clo...

12/05/2021

Broadband Access, Media Consolidation and Diversity Top of Mind for FCC Commissioner Starks

WASHINGTON-Broadband access, media consolidation and diversity within the broadc...

12/05/2021

Local TV Stations Produced More News Than Ever in 2020, RTDNA Finds

WASHINGTON-Local TV news had its biggest year ever, as RTDNA reported a record number of local TV stations aired local news in 2020. According to a survey, 1,11...

12/05/2021

FCC OKs Public TV Datacasting to Access Emergency Connectivity Fund

WASHINGTON-Datacasting equipment and connectivity, which public TV stations have been using to help with remote education, have been deemed eligible by the FCC ...

12/05/2021

FCC's Rosenworcel Calls on Broadcasters to Spread Broadband Word

WASHINGTON-FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is looking for help from broadcasters to get the word out about a new FCC program designed to give broadban...

12/05/2021

Woodside Church Creates Unique Production Values With Telemetrics Robotic Camera Control Systems

In an effort to keep their members engaged-both in person and at home-an emergin...

12/05/2021

SVG SportsTech On Demand: CHESA's Lance Hukill on Supplying Reliable Production Services in the Cloud

SVG SportsTech On Demand: CHESA's Lance Hukill on Supplying Reliable Product...

12/05/2021

SVG SportsTech On Demand: LTN's Mike Burk on Simplifying the Transition to Cloud-based Control and Workflows

SVG SportsTech On Demand: LTN's Mike Burk on Simplifying the Transition to C...

12/05/2021

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Editshare's Jeff Barnes on Updates to EFS Collaborative Storage and FLOW Media Management Solutions

SVG SportsTech On Demand: Editshare's Jeff Barnes on Updates to EFS Collabor...

12/05/2021

2021 SVG Venue Roundtable: Production War Stories Details the Challenges of Exterior Factors on Production Professionals on May 26

2021 SVG Venue Roundtable: Production War Stories Details the Challenges of Exte...

12/05/2021

SVG's Silicon Valley Video Initiative Meets with Teradek and Other Vitec Group Companies on May 13

SVG's Silicon Valley Video Initiative Meets with Teradek and Other Vitec Gro...

12/05/2021

Inside the Remote-Production Workflows of Activision Blizzard Esports, Fox Sports, and YES Network

Inside the Remote-Production Workflows of Activision Blizzard Esports, Fox Sport...

12/05/2021

The SVG Podcast: The State of Remote Production Facilities An Industry Primer

The SVG Podcast: The State of Remote Production Facilities An Industry Primer Excutives and engineers from Game Creek Video, Mobile TV Group, NEP Integrated S...

12/05/2021

PESA Expands Focus On Worldwide Channel Operations

PESA Expands Focus On Worldwide Channel Operations Gary Herman Is Now Director of Channel Partner Programs for PESA, the Leading Company for Secure Video, Aud...

12/05/2021

Netflix presents Blasted - A new Norwegian comedy sci-fi inspired by the UFO phenomenon in Hessdalen

Back to All News Netflix presents Blasted - A new Norwegian comedy sci-fi inspi...

12/05/2021

7 Spring Cleaning Tips From The Home Edit That Will Make You Want to Get Organized

Back to All News 7 Spring Cleaning Tips From The Home Edit That Will Make You W...

12/05/2021

Increasing Inclusion and Diversity in Music and Sound

Back to All News Increasing Inclusion and Diversity in Music and Sound Netflix Music Teams Social Impact 12 May 2021 GlobalUnited States Participating Ne...

12/05/2021

Hypergrowth Standout Companies Name IVP as Their Top Later-Stage Partner

Experienced 40-year-old VC firm investing from new $1.8 billion fund dedicated to backing market leading later-stage growth companies Menlo Park, Calif. May ...

12/05/2021

IVP: Backing the Next Wave of Exceptional Growth Companies

Most winters, the world's top surfers flock to Mavericks Beach, just south of San Francisco, in search of opportunities to ride waves cresting at over 60 fe...

12/05/2021

Interra Systems Improves Quality of Transport Streams With New VEGA Vista Software

BCA Events 2012. Events 2013. BCA Events 2013 Interra Systems Improves ...

12/05/2021

Cobalt Enriches Encoders and Decoders with Unique Features

Cobalt Enriches Encoders and Decoders with Unique Features May 11, 2021 Cobalt Enriches Encoders and Decoders with Unique Features Built-in frame synchroniz...

12/05/2021

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Socio Labs to Power the Future

News Summary: Socio Labs' modern event technology platform will advance Cisco's vision to deliver inclusive experiences during in-person, virtual and h...

12/05/2021

Carbon expands its design team with Creative Director Ian Bradley

Carbon expands its design team with Creative Director Ian Bradley data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.j...

12/05/2021

Colorist lodie Ichter Joins Picture Shop

Colorist lodie Ichter Joins Picture Shop data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=https://c...

12/05/2021

Ross Announces Support for AWS for Media & Entertainment Initiative

Ottawa, Canada, May 12th 2021 - Ross Video is pleased to announce support for the AWS for Media & Entertainment initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS) as par...

12/05/2021

What's New in the Adobe video applications

What's New in the Adobe video applications data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=http...

12/05/2021

New KIA Xceed Commercial Kicks into Gear with the URSA Mini Pro 12K

New KIA Xceed Commercial Kicks into Gear with the URSA Mini Pro 12K data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb...

12/05/2021

The Visual Storytelling Conference is just days away!

The Visual Storytelling Conference is just days away! data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcs...

12/05/2021

ATEME Launches a Green Delivery Solution for Video Service Providers

ATEME Launches a Green Delivery Solution for Video Service Providers data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthum...

12/05/2021

Isaac Vila chooses Cooke S7/I Full Frame lenses to film Netflix's Below Zero

Isaac Vila chooses Cooke S7/I Full Frame lenses to film Netflix's Below Zero data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c56...

12/05/2021

Taipei's CEO1950 Venue Wines & Dines With AJA KUMO 1616-12G

Taipei's CEO1950 Venue Wines & Dines With AJA KUMO 1616-12G data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg...

12/05/2021

Panavision provides cameras and lenses for Season one of Disney's Launchpad

Panavision provides cameras and lenses for Season one of Disney's Launchpad data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562...

12/05/2021

tvONE Releases Feature Rich CORIOmaster2 Update

tvONE Releases Feature Rich CORIOmaster2 Update data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg data-srcset=htt...

12/05/2021

Hayden5 Expands Global Production Model to Los Angeles

Hayden5 Expands Global Production Model to Los Angeles data-src=https://creativecow.net/wp-content/uploads/avatars/263018/5fa08c562aaf4-bpthumb.jpg......

12/05/2021

WRAL-TV's Lamb Talks True Crime and Fiction, Free Virtual Event This Saturday

WRAL-TV Reporter Amanda Lamb WRAL-TV Reporter Amanda Lamb will be talking about...

11/05/2021

MRC: Nielsen Understated TV Numbers for February 2021

NEW YORK-Nielsen's TV viewership numbers were understated for February 2021, this according to an analysis of its procedures by the Media Rating Council'...

11/05/2021

NAB to FCC: Long Past Time' to Decide on Final White Space Rules

WASHINGTON-The National Association of Broadcasters is urging the FCC to stop dithering and make a final decision on its proposal to use a terrain-based model t...

11/05/2021

AIMS TechFest 2021 Opens Registration

BOTHWELL, Wash.-The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has opened registration for the AIMS TechFest 2021 Presents: IP Showcase, a free, live virtual event ...

11/05/2021

Minow Assesses the State of TV 60 Years After Vast Wasteland' Remarks

WASHINGTON-On May 9, 1961, then newly appointed FCC Chairman Newton Minow called television a vast wasteland, criticizing the medium for its violence, inanity...