With the Kria KD240 Drives Starter Kit, Motor accessory pack, Kria App Store, and support for Python as well as MATLAB and Simulink flows enable developers to be spinning a motor with field-oriented control loops out-of-the-box and then onto the next step to tune the pre-built algorithms to their needs very quickly for 1-to-n independent axes of control. With a curative out-of-the box experience, entry-level developers can get started without downloading an AMD tool or having prior FPGA development experience.

In this webinar, Karan Kantharia from AMD will provide an introduction to the Kria KD240 Drives Starter Kit and how it can be used to accelerate the design of size-, power-, and price-sensitive industrial edge applications such as electric drives/motor control and other digital signal processing-intensive applications.

What you will learn by attending:

  • Importance of high-performance digital signal processing (DSP) in controlling Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride power electronics used in modern motor systems and the resulting reduction in global electricity usage possible.
  • Realizing a Power-Efficient Future with the New, Scalable Kria K24 SOM
  • Scalability of the Kria SOM portfolio to support connector compatibility between the complementary K24 and K26 SOMs
  • Support for hardware, software, and control system engineers, AI scientists and roboticists with Kria SOM-supported development flows
  • Features of the KD240 Drives Starter Kit and the two optional motor accessories.


Find out how the Kria K24 SOM and KD240 Drives Starter Kit lowers the barriers to entry for developers to access power-efficient DSP with high compute density for any application benefiting from low latency, deterministic, and reliable behavior.


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Kit is not required to attend the webinar but can be purchased to get the most out of the presentation.

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As the development platform for KriaTm K24 SOMs, the KD240 is built for motor control and DSP applications, complete with a variety of interfaces and featuring native Python support for ease of development for control system architects and embedded software developers. The AMD KD240 Motor Accessory Pack is an optional set of accessories that are compatible with the KriaTm KD240 Drives Starter Kit. It enables developers to seamlessly evaluate motor control-focused accelerated applications based on VitisTm Motor Control libraries. The motor accessory pack includes a motor + encoder solution from Anaheim Automation to help you get started with the KD240 and customize with Ubuntu OS-supported workflows.

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To Earn a Certificate:

  • View at least 30 minutes of the presentation
  • Score a 100% on the quiz

The Presenter:

Karan Kantharia, Product Marketing Manager at AMD
Karan joined the AMD in July 2019 after graduating with a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. He leads product management & marketing of Kria SOMs, a brand-new portfolio of Edge AI products that were built from the ground-up during his time at the company. Karan’s responsibilities range from defining product requirements, overseeing HW/SW development to planning product launches for new embedded platforms. He has been instrumental is creating go-to-market strategies for NPI products, enabling several customers and partners across the globe. Karan recently completed a graduate certificate program in Technology & Engineering management from Stanford University.

More about AMD:


AMD is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs, and the adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP). Learn more about their technologies that enable rapid innovation from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud.

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