AMD Robotics Starter Kit Kick-Starts the Intelligent Factory of the Future

  • Kria KR260 Star짯ter Kit enables rapid deve짯lo짯p짯ment of hard짯ware-acce짯le짯ra짯ted appli짯ca짯ti짯ons for robo짯tics and indus짯tri짯al automation 
  • Deli짯vers near짯ly 5X pro짯duc짯ti짯vi짯ty gain, up to 8X bet짯ter performance/watt and 3.5X lower laten짯cy com짯pared to com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve GPU-based solutions 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17, 2022 Today AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ짯ced the Kria꽓 KR260 Robo짯tics Star짯ter Kit, the latest addi짯ti짯on to the Kria port짯fo짯lio of adap짯ti짯ve sys짯tem-on-modu짯les (SOMs) and deve짯lo짯per kits. A sca짯lable and out-of-the-box deve짯lo짯p짯ment plat짯form for robo짯tics, the Kria KR260 offers a seam짯less path to pro짯duc짯tion deploy짯ment with the exis짯ting Kria K26 adap짯ti짯ve SOMs. With nati짯ve ROS 2 sup짯port, the stan짯dard frame짯work for robo짯tics appli짯ca짯ti짯on deve짯lo짯p짯ment, and pre-built inter짯faces for robo짯tics and indus짯tri짯al solu짯ti짯ons, the new SOM star짯ter kit enables rapid deve짯lo짯p짯ment of hard짯ware-acce짯le짯ra짯ted appli짯ca짯ti짯ons for robo짯tics, machi짯ne visi짯on and indus짯tri짯al com짯mu짯ni짯ca짯ti짯on and control.

The Kria KR260 Robo짯tics Star짯ter Kits builds on the suc짯cess of our Kria SOMs and KV260 Visi짯on AI Star짯ter Kit for AI and embedded deve짯lo짯pers, pro짯vi짯ding robo짯ti짯cists with a com짯ple짯te, out-of-the-box solu짯ti짯on for this rapidly gro짯wing appli짯ca짯ti짯on space, said Che짯tan Kho짯na, seni짯or direc짯tor of Indus짯tri짯al, Visi짯on, Health짯ca짯re and Sci짯en짯ces Mar짯kets at AMD. 쏳obo짯ti짯cists will now be able to work in their stan짯dard deve짯lo짯p짯ment envi짯ron짯ment on a plat짯form that has all the inter짯faces and capa짯bi짯li짯ties nee짯ded to be up and run짯ning in less than an hour. The KR260 Star짯ter Kit is an ide짯al plat짯form to acce짯le짯ra짯te robo짯tics inno짯va짯ti짯on and easi짯ly take ide짯as to pro짯duc짯tion at scale.

With indus짯try ana짯lyst firm Omdia fore짯cas짯ting the robo짯tics com짯pon짯ents mar짯ket to grow at a com짯pound annu짯al growth rate (CAGR) of 20.4 per짯cent bet짯ween 2019 and 2025, with the over짯all world mar짯kets reve짯nue to increase to appro짯xi짯m짯ate짯ly $126 bil짯li짯on by 20251, the Kria KR260 end-to-end adap짯ti짯ve robo짯tics plat짯form is expec짯ted to deli짯ver near짯ly a 5X pro짯duc짯ti짯vi짯ty gain over com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve, Nvi짯dia GPU-based solu짯ti짯ons2. Addi짯tio짯nal짯ly, by acce짯le짯ra짯ting the design cycle com짯pared to chip-down design, the Kria SOM port짯fo짯lio typi짯cal짯ly offers up to a nine-month savings in time-to-deploy짯ment, mea짯ning get짯ting star짯ted beco짯mes quick and easy for all kinds of deve짯lo짯pers with no FPGA exper짯ti짯se required.

Com짯ple짯te Indus짯tri짯al Solution
The KR260 hard짯ware plat짯form pro짯vi짯des pre-built inter짯faces for robo짯tics and indus짯tri짯al solu짯ti짯ons that, com짯bi짯ned with a gro짯wing list of acce짯le짯ra짯ted appli짯ca짯ti짯ons deli짯ver짯ed via the AMD-Xilinx App Store, enable easy eva짯lua짯ti짯on and a seam짯less path to deployment.

Cen짯tral to the KR260 design expe짯ri짯ence and making the bene짯fits of adap짯ti짯ve com짯pu짯ting more acces짯si짯ble to the robo짯tics com짯mu짯ni짯ty is the Kria Robo짯tics Stack (KRS), an inte짯gra짯ted set of robot libra짯ri짯es and uti짯li짯ties that use hard짯ware to acce짯le짯ra짯te the deve짯lo짯p짯ment, main짯ten짯an짯ce and com짯mer짯cia짯liza짯ti짯on of indus짯tri짯al-gra짯de robo짯tic solu짯ti짯ons tar짯ge짯ting Kria SOMs. The low-laten짯cy, adap짯ti짯ve com짯pu짯ting archi짯tec짯tu짯re of Kria SOMs imple짯men짯ted with KRS and ROS 2 can deli짯ver over 8X bet짯ter performance/watt3 and up to 3.5X lower laten짯cy4 com짯pared to com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve GPU-based solutions.

The KR260 also includes sup짯port for the wide짯ly-adopted Ubun짯tu embedded ope짯ra짯ting sys짯tem, pro짯vi짯ding com짯pa짯ti짯bi짯li짯ty with the latest long-term sup짯port (LTS) ver짯si짯ons of Ubun짯tu Linux Desk짯top (22.04) from Cano짯ni짯cal and ROS 2 Hum짯ble Hawksbill.

AMD is col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ting with Open Robo짯tics, the crea짯tors of ROS 2 and other open soft짯ware and hard짯ware plat짯forms for robo짯tics, to vali짯da짯te and ensu짯re com짯pli짯ance of our ROS 2 imple짯men짯ta짯ti짯on for the robo짯tics community.

The Kria SOM fami짯ly and KR260 Star짯ter Kit pro짯vi짯de the robo짯tics com짯mu짯ni짯ty with a gre짯at com짯bi짯na짯ti짯on of per짯for짯mance, fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty and rapid deve짯lo짯p짯ment time, said Bri짯an Ger짯key, CEO of Open Robo짯tics. 쏹sers can crea짯te soft짯ware-defi짯ned hard짯ware and build solu짯ti짯ons offe짯ring high per짯for짯mance per watt, with secu짯ri짯ty, ener짯gy-effi짯ci짯en짯cy and adap짯ta짯bi짯li짯ty. Open Robo짯tics is exci짯ted to be col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ting with AMD-Xilinx to under짯stand and address the needs of robo짯ti짯cists using hard짯ware acce짯le짯ra짯ti짯on to build new robot appli짯ca짯ti짯ons with the KR260 deve짯lo짯p짯ment platform. 

Pri짯cing and Availability
The Kria KR260 Robo짯tics Star짯ter Kit is pri짯ced at $349 and is imme짯dia짯te짯ly available from AMD and its net짯work of world짯wi짯de dis짯tri짯bu짯tors. The KR260 star짯ter kit adds to the available Kria KV260 Visi짯on AI Star짯ter Kit, pro짯vi짯ding an easy-to-use deve짯lo짯p짯ment plat짯form for desig짯ning visi짯on applications.

AMD will show짯ca짯se the Kria pro짯ducts at the 2022 Embedded Visi짯on Sum짯mit, May 1619 at the San짯ta Cla짯ra Con짯ven짯ti짯on Cen짯ter. Visit the AMD-Xilinx booth #319 to see the latest tech짯no짯lo짯gy demons짯tra짯ti짯ons or check out the track ses짯si짯on, Intro짯du짯cing the Kria Robo짯tics Star짯ter Kit, Robo짯tics and Machi짯ne Visi짯on for Smart Fac짯to짯ries on May 17 at 2:40 p.m. to learn more.

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