AMD showed the most powerful FPGA in the world for chip emulation
How will this help developers create new technologies?
Company AMD introduced the world’s largest FPGA-based adaptive system-on-a-chip (SoC) for emulating and prototyping complex semiconductor designs. The AMD Versal Premium VP1902 adaptive SoC features 18.5 million logical cells and delivers 2x the capacity and throughput of the previous generation Virtex UltraScale+ VU19P FPGA.
The AMD Versal Premium VP1902 adaptive SoC allows developers to verify and test their application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) before they are manufactured. This reduces the time to market for the product and reduces the risk of defects being discovered after manufacture. This is especially true for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) designs that require a high degree of complexity and performance.
The AMD Versal Premium VP1902 adaptive SoC is based on the Versal architecture, which includes programmable network-on-a-chip (NoC), dedicated Arm cores for management, and built-in networking functionality for faster debugging. With NoC, developers can quickly configure connections between different blocks on a chip, as well as access external interfaces. With network functionality, developers can easily connect to their emulated designs via Ethernet or PCIe.
The AMD Versal Premium VP1902 adaptive SoC is a chiplet-based device consisting of four FPGA tiles arranged in four quadrants. This reduces latency and congestion when transferring data between tiles. In addition, the AMD Versal Premium VP1902 adaptive SoC works with leading EDA platforms from Cadence, Siemens, and Synopsys, giving developers access to full-featured emulation and prototyping solutions.