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Are there smaller carrier boards for the UltraZed?
Not at this time
Can we add an external GPU with the EV Board,( in case a Jetson TX2) ?
It would depend on the connectivity, but you do have access to the PCIe Root port. The MPSoC actually has a MALI GPU embedded, which might be a cheaper / more efficient option for you.
Pl for buffering no?
There are many places where there is buffering, one place is the UltraRam, which is in fact IN the PL
Are the webinar slides going to be updated to match Daniel's presentation? Some slides were missing.
All the slides should be there. There were some animations that did not make it to the sides, if that is what you are referring to?
seemed to be some pictures missing
I am not sure that I can add those into the PPT slides, the animation software I used overlayed on top of the PPT presentation and was captured in the live event. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Some licenses required for the IP used within this Block Design ?
I do not believe there is any IP in this design that requires any license. The only special IP is the VCU interface block, which as mentioned comes free by virtue of you using the 7EV part.
FPGA are very customizeable as opossed to ASICs, but besides the higher customizeability of the EV, what other advantages does the solution have for processing video compared to ASIC solutions?
Future upgrades are possible, due to the reprogrammable nature. This typically also allows faster time to market as you can utilze the best blend of resources between the various integrated components/
Can it handle hyperspectral and thermal imaging??
Yes, as long as you convert the video into something the VCU can understand, this can certainly handle any type of video stream. It is up to you to make that conversion.
Is DPU supported on this unit?
The DPU is supported as soon as it is ported. We are working on an AI/ML capable Vitis platform as well as have plans for adding a DPU engine to this platform.
Great presentation! Thanks. Excellent work on the TRD.
Thank you, I will pass this along to the designer!
Do you have a perpective of FPGA in 2-3 year time frame?
I think that Versal is a good depiction regarding your question. It is here now and shows where FPGA technology is moving to - with it being more of an Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) and problem solving through tooling such as VITIS, opens up a lot of new problems to be more easily solved at a higher level than ever before. There will still be the need for specialists that can hand route an FPGA, but I think the picture is clear that similar to the path processors have taken (ASM -> C -> higher and higher levels of abstraction), FPGAs are moving to not only enable in hardware, but enable in software mechanisms to allow more abstract problem solving.