Avnet Integrated has incorporated AMD’s R1000 embedded processor family, based on the Ryzen core architecture, into its COM Express Type 6 modules. The ready-to-use computer on modules (COMs) enable developers to quickly implement the new processor technology in compact embedded systems for a rapid introduction of innovative end products, claims Avnet. The desired performance data can be easily scaled via the processor platform.
The R1000-based module platform in COM Express Compact form factor features high graphics performance that can replace an external solution in price-sensitive applications. Another advantage is the low power dissipation of 12 to 25W. In addition to the R1000 accelerated processing unit (APU) with dual-core, the modules integrate a dual channel DDR4 memory with optional error-correcting code (ECC).
There are common embedded interfaces such as PCI Express and connections for up to three independent 4K displays. Some module variants are designed for the industrial temperature range from -40 to +85 degrees C. The boards, which were developed for the embedded market, are available for at least 10 years from the product launch of the processor, assures Avnet.
Typical areas of use for the R1000-based COM Express module family are applications with high graphics requirements and large data volumes, for example, in medical technology, human machine interface (HMI) systems, gaming and entertainment products.
The R1000 embedded processor family has the same architecture as the AMD V1000 processors. Both processor families are socket-compatible and can be scaled, both in terms of performance and cost, according to the specific application. In addition to the R1000, Avnet Integrated also offers V1000-based product variants to provide customers with the whole range of performance spectrum.
Samples will be available starting August 2019 and volume ramp up expected for the end of 2019.
The company also revealed that integration of R1000 processors into SMARC 2.0 modules is in preparation.