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Versal Adaptive SoC AI Engine Architecture Manual (AM009)

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The non-linear increase in demand in next generation wireless, machine learning, and other compute intensive applications lead to the development of the AMD Versal™ adaptive SoC AI Engine. The AI Engine, the dual-core Arm® Cortex®-A72 and Cortex-R5F processor (PS), and the next generation programmable logic (PL) are all tied together with a high-bandwidth NoC to form a new architecture in an adaptive SoC. The AI Engine and PL are intended to complement each other to handle functions that match their strengths. With the custom memory hierarchy, multi-cast stream capability on AI interconnect and AI-optimized vector instructions support, the Versal adaptive SoC AI Engines are optimized for various compute-intensive applications, for example, advanced radio systems supporting all classical radio functionality plus wideband/multiband capability, 5G wireless communications (remove the need of vector-DSP-based ASICs), and machine learning inference acceleration in data center applications by enabling deterministic latency and low neural network latency with acceptable performance.