Improved Graphics and Computing Performance for Pro Gaming, Entertainment, and Medical Imaging
Augsburg, 26.02.2018 – Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), announced modules and boards based on the new AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 processors at Embedded World 2018. Kontron uses the platform for formfactor COM Express® Compact and Mini-ITX. The new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors combine high-performance x86 "Zen" CPUs with advanced "Vega" GPUs into a single chip as an accelerated processing unit (APU), offering customers an ideal foundation for digital casino gaming, medical imaging, communication, digital signage and more. Kontron displays a COM Express® board with the new AMD Ryzen V1000 processors at Embedded World 2018, Hall 1, Booth 478. Most importantly, these modules and boards are an ideal solution for embedded devices that need a short time-to-market, stable technologies, low board complexity, and comprehensive I/Os.
The AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors are made in the 14 nm FinFET process, and deliver up to 2X more performance than previous generations1. Power consumption ranges from 12 to 54 watts. The L3 cache enables efficient portioning of data between the storage cores. The universal DDR4 3200 non-ECC/ECC support for dedicated APUs supports high-performance applications. Port options include broad I/O ranges with PCIe Gen3, USB 3.1, SATA and Gigabit Ethernet as well as USB-C.
With up to 11 Compute Units and support for up to four independent displays with up to 4K resolution, the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors offer up to 3X more GPU performance than competitive solutions2. Additionally, the new processors enable 10-bit decoding, H.265 (HEVC) 10-bit decoding and 8-bit encoding via VP93.
The AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors also come with numerous security features, including an on-board secure processor for crypto coprocessing, Secure Memory Encryption (SME) to help guard against unwanted physical storage access, as well as Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) for encrypting virtual machine (VM) storage to help protect it against attacks from administrators and application code.
Kontron modules and boards based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors support the Kontron APPROTECT Security Solution. Based on an integrated Wibu-Systems security chip and in tandem with a specifically developed software framework, it provides IP and copy/reverse engineering protection. Kontron APPROTECT Licensing also enables new business models such as "pay per use", demo versions for limited time periods, or activation/deactivation functions.
Stephen Turnbull, director of marketing, Datacenter and Embedded Business Unit, AMD: "The new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors combine the powerful "Zen" core architecture and stunning "Vega" graphics architecture to enable brilliant results, all in a single processor that is both energy and space-conscious. The Ryzen Embedded V1000 processor is ideal for medical imaging, casino gaming, and industrial systems. With these high-performance products, we are thrilled to usher in a new age for embedded processors."
Peter Müller, Director of Productline Boards & Modules, Kontron S&T AG: "With the new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors, we are expecting many opportunities for Kontron in industrial and embedded, including medical, digital signage, and gaming systems. Applications in these fields require high-performance computing in cost-sensitive sectors. We are convinced that we will reach a broader customer spectrum with the performance and value of the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 in our COM Express® modules und Mini-ITX motherboards."
AMD offers product availability for up to 10 years, providing customers a long lifecycle support roadmap.
Notification for media professionals
Find out about the Kontron trade fair attendance highlights, latest products as well as current strategy- and technology announcements at the embedded world press conference on the first day of the trade fair, Tuesday, February 27th 2018, at 16.00 pm in room Hongkong (NCC Ost, level 1). We kindly ask you to register via our agency Vibrio via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +49 (0)89 32151 760.
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About Kontron – An S&T Company
Kontron is a global leader in IoT/embedded computing technology (ECT). As a part of technology group S&T, Kontron offers a combined portfolio of secure hardware, middleware and services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. With its standard products and tailor-made solutions based on highly reliable state-of-the-art embedded technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best fully integrated applications overall.
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1 Testing done at AMD Embedded Software Engineering Lab. The AMD R-series Embedded SOC formerly codenamed "Merlin Falcon" scored 2399 and the AMD V-series V1807 scored 4978, when running 3dMark® 11P benchmark which measures GPU performance. (4978/2399=2.075) The AMD R-series Embedded SOC formerly called "Merlin Falcon" scored 273 and the AMD V-series V1807 scored 665 on Cinebench R15 nT which measures multi-threaded CPU performance. (665/273= 2.435). AMD Embedded R-Series RX-421BD used a AMD “Bettong” Platform, with a 2x8GB DDR4-2400 RAM, 250GB SSD Drive (non-rotating), TDP 35W, STAPM and ECC Disabled, Graphics Driver 17.40.2011-171026a-320350C-AES, BIOS RBE1306A. AMD Ryzen Embedded V-Series V1807B used the AMD “Dibbler” Platform with 2x8GB DDR4 3200 RAM, 250GB SSD Drive (non-rotating), TDP 35W, STAPM and ECC Disabled, Graphics Driver 17.40-171114a-320676E-AES-2-wRV-E9171, BIOS TDB1100EA. Both systems ran Microsoft Windows® 10 Pro. EMB-144.
2 Comparison is based on performance measured using the 3dMark® 11P benchmark. The AMD V-series V1807B scored 5618; the Intel Core i7-7700HQ scored 1783. The score for the Intel Core i7-7700HQ was measured using HP Omen with 8GB, Intel® HD 630 Graphics, 1x8GB DDR4 2400 RAM, 1TB 7200rpm HD, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics Driver 188.8.131.5227, BIOS F.24. The score for AMD Ryzen Embedded V-Series V1807B was measured using the AMD “Dibbler” Platform, 2x8GB DDR4 3200 RAM, 250GB SSD Drive (non-rotating), TDP 45W, STAPM Enabled, ECC Disabled, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Graphics Driver 17.40-171114a-320676E-AES-2-wRV-E9171, BIOS TDB1100EA. EMB-146.
3 VP9 acceleration are subject to and not operable without inclusion/installation of compatible HEVC playersback all news