Acceleration Robotics, a semiconductor startup based in Spain and with offices in India, is unveiling its latest breakthrough innovation that promises to transform robot networking communications. The ROBOTCORE® UDP/IP, a cutting-edge FPGA robot core (IP core), is specifically designed to revolutionize robot networking communications through hardware acceleration. Leveraging the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) for Internet Protocol (IP) stack communications, this product sets a new benchmark for speed and reliability in robotic systems.
Unprecedented Speed and Reliability
The ROBOTCORE® UDP/IP brings a paradigm shift in networking communications within the robotics industry. This innovation can send or receive small packages in under 1 microsecond, and 1024-byte packets in just 3 microseconds. In comparison to traditional CPU-based solutions, it outpaces them dramatically, resulting in a significant improvement in average latency speed of more than 19 times. In cases where maximum latency for real-time compliance is crucial, the speedup exceeds 80 times.
Key Features and Technological Advancements
The ROBOTCORE® UDP/IP offers microsecond-level speed, drastically reducing latency and ensuring rapid and efficient data transmission. It also addresses the lack of determinism in common robotic networking stacks, providing consistent and predictable communication performance. Furthermore, its energy and resource efficiency strike a balance between high-speed data processing and low power consumption, making it essential for energy-conscious environments.
Versatility in Applications
This technologically superior product is not only versatile but widely compatible as well. It finds extensive applications in various industries, including industrial automation, remote operation, autonomous vehicles, and research and development. From streamlining communication in manufacturing and assembly lines to facilitating smooth and responsive control in teleoperation systems, the ROBOTCORE® UDP/IP is built to meet the demands of diverse robotic applications.
Supported Silicon and Hardware Solutions
The ROBOTCORE® UDP/IP is designed to seamlessly integrate with popular FPGA silicon vendors and offers broad compatibility with FPGA and FPGA SoC solutions from leading silicon vendors including Intel, AMD, and Microchip. It supports new silicon solutions like Intel’s Agilex, AMD’s Versal, and Microchip’s PolarFire, empowering developers to build advanced robots with hardware acceleration and the Robot Operating System (ROS).
Optimized for ROS
The ROBOTCORE® UDP/IP significantly boosts ROS and ROS 2 systems, offering microsecond-level speed for enhanced real-time responsiveness. While providing accelerated networking capabilities, it seamlessly integrates with the common ROS workflow, allowing developers to leverage familiar development processes.
Accelerating the Future of Robotics
Acceleration Robotics aims to enhance the speed and efficiency of robot communications with their innovative ROBOTCORE® UDP/IP. By addressing the challenges of indeterminism in robotic networking interactions, this solution sets the stage for new possibilities in the field. Victor Mayoral-Vilches, CTO and founder of Acceleration Robotics, describes it as “more than an innovation; it’s a fundamental shift in how we approach robotic networking interactions.”
About Acceleration Robotics
Acceleration Robotics is a pioneering firm that focuses on designing customized brains for robots, resulting in faster response times. Comprised of top robotic experts, the company leverages GPUs and FPGAs to create custom hardware that accelerates a robot’s operation.