iWave Launches its Most Scalable & Adaptive AMD Versal AI Edge-Based SOM Series

iWave Systems
3 min readMay 8, 2023


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Nuremberg, Germany 14th Mar 2023 — iWave introduces iW-Rainbow-G57M: a new System on Module (SOM) based on the AMD series, designed to power AI applications from the edge to the endpoint. The new SOM features the Versal AI Edge series to deliver leading AI performance/watt in the industry and provide the AI acceleration required for many applications ranging from ADAS and robotics to medical imaging.

iW-Rainbow-G57M: The Versal AI Edge-based System on Module is compatible with an extensive series of chips: VE2302/VE2202/VE2102/VE2002. The System on Module is integrated with 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB EMMC and 256MB QSPI Flash. Two high-speed expansion connectors and 122 User Configurable IOs provided on the System on Module enable a multitude of interfaces available for the user.

The Versal SOM supports a breadth of connectivity options, such as 28.21Gbps high-speed transceiver blocks to support all necessary protocols in edge applications, 40G multi-rate Ethernet, PCIe, and native MIPI support for vision sensors which are a must for advanced AI applications.

The Versal AI Edge provides the capability to run larger models and faster inference engines on the Edge. The Versal AI Edge combines scalar engines (Arm Cortex A72 Cores applications processor and Arm Cortex R5 core for real-time processing and control) enabling computing for complex algorithms while enabling high levels of safety and security. With the System on Module, customers can build their Edge AI Solution with reduced development cost, risk, and time. The System on Module also provides customers with the flexibility and scalability features of the Versal Edge AI series.

Highlights of the iW-Rainbow-G57M SOM:

  • Pin Compatible Devices: VE2302/VE2202/VE2102/VE2002
    Dual-core Cortex-A72 Core and Dual-core Cortex-R5F Core
    Up to 328K Logic cells & 150K LUTs
    Up to 45 TOPA(INT4) AI compute
    Programmable Network on Chip (NoC)
  • Up to 8GB LPDDR4, up to 128GB eMMC, 256MB QSPI
  • 8 GTYP Transceiver support (VE2302 & VE2202).
  • GTYP support: PCIe Gen4 or 40G Multi-rate Ethernet MAC
  • 2 x 240-pin High-Speed Connectors.
    1x GbE, 1X RGMII, 1 x USB, 1 x CAN FD,
    1 x PMC, I2C, 1x SD, 1x UART, 1x JTAG
    FPGA XPIO: 51 LVDS/102 SE
    FPGA HDIO: 20 SE
  • Form Factor: 50 mm x 60 mm
  • Industrial-grade SOM
  • Product Longevity of 10–15 years

“iW-Rainbow-G57M is built to leverage the most scalable and adaptive portfolio of Versal AI Edge, enabling edge-to-endpoint with high performance per watt and low latency,” says Mr. Abdullah Khan M, Director-Engineering at iWave Systems. “The System on Module is an ideal fit for applications such as lidar, radar, and robotics. Surveillance, medical imaging, and reduce product development time with reduced risk and complexity.”

Developers can get started using the Versal AI Edge evaluation kit. iWave supports development tools for hardware and software development such as the Vivado design tool, Vitis unified software, frameworks, and accelerated libraries for target applications. iWave also provides custom design and manufacturing services around the SOM, presenting a comprehensive ecosystem for the customer on their product development.

“Versal AI Edge brings high-performance AI inference to embedded systems while retaining the hallmarks of adaptive computing in industrial — long lifecycles, extended temperature support, real-time and deterministic performance, and the ability to aggregate all aspects of the applications beyond AI inference,” Chetan Khona, senior director, Industrial, Vision, Healthcare & Sciences Markets at AMD. “iWave has done an excellent job of offering this solution to the market in an easy-to-integrate system on module.”

iWave Systems is a global leader in designing and manufacturing FPGA System on Modules and ODM Design Services. With over 23 years of diverse experience in the FPGA domain and a strong design-to-deployment competence, iWave strives to transform your ideas into time-to-market products with reliability, cost, and performance balance.

More information about the Versal AI Edge can be found here.
If you have any inquiries, please contact mktg@iwavesystems.com.

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