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FPGA-based camera supports 10G Ethernet port

Jan 19, 2023 — by Giorgio Mendoza 511 views

AMD in partnership with Optomotive presented yesterday an industrial smart camera featuring the Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC-based Kria K26 System-on-Module (SoM). The SMILODON 10G EVO features a 25MP image sensor from Gpixel in addition to up to 48x LVDS interfaces and support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

The SMILODON 10G EVO features the Kria K26 SoM similarly to the Axiomtek RSC201 covered yesterday.

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The product brief indicates that this embedded camera supports GMAX25xx sensors with resolution ranging from 5 to 25 Megapixels. All these camera models have a pixel size of 25.0um and the resolution supported is 150 fps (10-bit)/42 fps (12-bit). See the table below for additional details. 


Kria K26 SoM block diagram
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For processing, the SMILODON 10G EVO has 4GB DDR4 (up to 19.2 GB/s) memory.  Storage includes 64MB of QSPI Flash and up to 16GB of eMMC.

Other peripherals featured on this embedded camera include 1x opto-isolated input, 1x opto-isolated output, 1x 10G SFP+ Ethernet or 1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port, 4x USB ports and a 10-pin Hirose HR10A connector.

   
SMILODON 10G EVO specs
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Regarding product development, Optomotive claimed, “The reference design can be easily edited with standard Vivado tools. Optomotive’s custom IP cores seamlessly integrate inside the Vivado IDE toolchain. A large portion of the FPGA programmable logic (PL) is free for the programming and development of new algorithms or the implementation of additional IP cores.”

 
ECT-KRIA block diagram (left) and front view (right)
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AMD also presented two additional Kria-based products from ODM partners, in this case an IIoT Edge Gateway from Ectron and an Edge AI Appliance from VVDN Technologies.

Ectron’s ECT-KRIA computers target industrial or vehicle applications. According to the product brief, the peripherals offered are 2x GbE LAN ports, 2x USB 3.0/2.0 ports, GPS, Digital I/O (ECT-KRIA-EC), 4G/LTE and 5G wireless support.

             
VVDN-EAIA specs
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The last product presented is the VVDN-EAIA also based on the AMD Kria K26 SoM. This product was described as “an edge AI appliance optimized for high quality, real-time video analytics for smart retail, smart cities, and industrial use cases.”

This embedded device integrates up to 4x Kinara Ara-1 AI accelerators, 3x USB 3.0 ports, 16GB of eMMC and up to 2TB of optional SSD storage. The VVDN-EAIA is also capable of handling up to 8x RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) cameras.

VVDN mentioned that this embedded appliance has support for a Petalinux based SDK and Kinara SDK to speed up users’ AI models and video pipelines.

Further information

For more information, refer to the AMD’s product announcement which can be found here.

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