AMD Expands Ryzen Embedded Platform

AMD today announced the expansion of the AMD Ryzen Embedded ecosystem with two new AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 low-power processors that provide customers with a new TDP range of 6 up to 10 watts. AMD also announced new customers offering Mini-PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded processors from Sapphire, SECO, Simply NUC and others. 

“We are doing this with cutting-edge technology to display immersive graphics in 4K resolution with AMD Ryzen Embedded processors, and we are now offering access to high performance in power-efficient solutions with these new low-power Ryzen Embedded R1000 processors,” said Rajneesh Gaur, corporate vice president, and general manager, Embedded Solutions, AMD. 

In April 2019, AMD launched an expansion to the Ryzen Embedded processor lineup with the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC. Built on “Zen” CPU and Radeon “Vega” graphics cores, the Ryzen Embedded R1000 processor delivers 3X better CPU performance per watt compared to the previous generation AMD R-series Embedded processor, and 4X better CPU and graphics performance per dollar than the competition.

The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 family now includes two new processors designed for efficient power envelopes, the Ryzen Embedded R1102G and R1305G processors. The new processor’s scale from 6 up to 10 watts of TDP respectively, while also giving customers the ability to reduce system costs with less memory DIMMS and lower power requirements. 

Customers adopting the Ryzen Embedded R1102G and R1305G include Kontron with a scalable mini-ITX platform and Simply NUC with a new mini PC unit called Red Oak, which offers affordable mainstream performance solutions with a cost-optimized feature set to its lineup of Ryzen Embedded based Mini PCs. 

ProcessorTDP (W)Cores/ThreadsCPU Base Freq. (GHz)1T CPU Boost Freq. (GHz) (up to)GPU CU (SIMD)Max GPU Freq. (GHz)
R1305G8-10W2/41.52.831.0
R1102G6W2/21.22.631.0

In December 2019, AMD, along with OEM partners, announced that it was enabling an open ecosystem for AMD Ryzen Embedded based Mini PCs, supporting industries including display/signage, enterprise, and industrial computing. That list is expanding to include: 

  • Sapphire’s new 4×4 platforms based on AMD Ryzen Embedded Processors: the BP-FP5 and NP-FP5 embedded boards,
  • Simply NUC with the new Post Oak and Red Oak Mini PCs, based on the Ryzen Embedded R1000 and V1000 processors,
  • SECO and its AMD Ryzen Embedded Processor-based Mini PC KIT, the UDOO BOLT GEAR, that can drive up to 4 screens in 4K resolution at 60fps at the same time.