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Embedded product family with enhanced performance

16th April 2019
AMD
Alex Lynn

At the Taiwan Embedded Forum, AMD announced the Ryzen embedded product family is growing with the new AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC. Building upon the success of the Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC, the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC provides embedded customers with dual core, quad-threaded performance, as well as the ability to run fanless, low power solutions for 4K displays; while providing leading-edge security features. 

The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 is well suited for applications in digital displays, high-performance edge computing, networking, and thin clients.

Customers like Advantech, ASRock Industrial, IBASE, Netronome, Quixant and others are already working on Ryzen Embedded R1000-based products. As well, Atari is using the high-performance Vega 3 graphics and ‘Zen’ CPU architecture in the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC to power the upcoming Atari VCS game system.

Stephen Turnbull, Director of Product Management and Business Development, Embedded Solutions, AMD, said: “The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 builds out the Ryzen Embedded family and provides a compelling option for customers that want access to the powerful ‘Zen’ and ‘Vega’ architecture and are looking for a highly competitive power/performance solution.” 

“The Ryzen Embedded R1000 can support rich multimedia environments for digital displays and casino gaming, enterprise class security features for edge computing, networking and thin clients, and, most importantly introduces a new class of performance while providing customers with software and hardware compatibility with the extended Ryzen Embedded family.”

The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 provides the embedded industry with the high-performance, rich multimedia capabilities and advanced security features established with the Ryzen Embedded V1000.

Specifically, as the embedded industry demands more immersive and engaging visual experiences, customers need processors that can support high-resolution displays with demanding graphics. The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 supports up to three 4K displays at up to 60 FPS, while providing H.265 Encode/Decode(10b) and VP9 decode capabilities. This enables OEMs and ODMs to deliver a compelling visual experience.

As well, the Ryzen Embedded R1000 utilises the same leading-edge security features of the AMD embedded family, including Secure Root of Trust and Secure Run Technology, giving customers the features for enabling secure solutions, whether they are connected into an edge computing network, or running a digital display.

STRATACACHE picked the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 and Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors to power new multi-output digital signage players serving the STRATACACHE, Scala, X2O Media and Real Digital Media product families. The players take advantage of the Ryzen Embedded platform, as well as the outstanding GPU performance to enable premium 4K visual experiences.

“The benefit of the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 and V1000 is it allowed us drive down the cost of multi-output 4K experiences,” said Chris Riegel, CEO of STRATACACHE. “Both the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 provided us the graphics performance we needed in a single system on a chip that would have previously required more costly CPU and discrete GPU pairs, thereby saving us system costs and providing a smaller, more power efficient footprint that’s powerful enough to run multiple 4K displays supporting our world class CMS platforms.”

Netronome, is using the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC for new advancements in networking solutions, security appliances and edge cloud computing. 

Mike Benson, SVP of Systems and Platforms Engineering at Netronome, said: “The benefit of the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 for us is to expand our product range using the same high performance ‘Zen’ CPU cores, providing enterprise-class security features and leading-edge connectivity, as demonstrated in the larger Ryzen and EPYC processors. 

“Our customers want to make sure they have secure and performant devices that provide them a great value, and the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC combined with our Network Flow Processor does just that. We’re excited to see the AMD Embedded portfolio expand and add it into our family of products.”

The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 will be available this quarter to ODMs and OEMs worldwide and is already supported by numerous hardware and software companies including Advantech, Alphainfo, ASRock Industrial, Axiomtech, DFI, iBase, Kontron, MEN, Mentor, Sapphire, zSpace and more.

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