The company has now introduced their second Ryzen Embedded processor family with AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC based on the same Zen cores, and offering 3x the performance per watt against the previous AMD R-Series SoC, and 4x the performance per dollar compared to a system based on an Intel Core i3-7100U Kaby Lake processor.
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 processors all come with two cores / four thread configuration, 1MB L2 cache, 4MB L3 cache, VEGA 3 graphics, support for three 4K displays, 4K60 video decode & encode, dual 10Gbit Ethernet, and a TDP configurable between 12W and 25W.
Two Ryzen Embedded R1000 processors have been announced so far:
- Ryzen Embedded R1606G with 2.6 GHz base frequency, 3.5 GHz one-thread boost frequency, and 1.2 GHz GPU
- Ryzen Embedded R1505G with 2.4 GHz base frequency, 3.3 GHz one-thread boost frequency, and 1 GHz GPU
The chips are manufactured using a 14nm process, and since they target the embedded space long term availability of 10 years is guaranteed.
Software support in Windows 10, Ubuntu 18.04, Yocto Project 2.5, and Mentor MEL Flex OS. Ryzne Embedded R1000 series should enable the development of more affordable solutions compared to Embedded V1000 series, and we may soon see a UDOO BOLT Lite coming to market. Companies such as Advantech, Alphainfo, ASRock Industrial, Axiomtech, DFI, iBase, Kontron, MEN, Mentor, Sapphire, or zSpace are already working on hardware products or software solutions for Ryzen Embedded R1000 processors in the digital signage, storage & networking, and casino gaming sectors among others.