AMD Enables Ecosystem for High-Performance Mini PCs Powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded Processors

— ASRock Indus­tri­al, EEPD, OnLo­gic and Sim­ply NUC are deli­vering mini PCs for indus­tri­al, media, and enter­pri­se mar­kets —

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ­ced it is enab­ling an open eco­sys­tem for OEMs to crea­te and cus­to­mi­ze high per­for­mance Mini PCs, powe­red by AMD Ryzen Embed­ded V1000 and R1000 pro­ces­sors.

ASRock Indus­tri­al, EEPD, OnLo­gic and Sim­ply NUC, are the first OEMs to offer and sell the­se new Mini PC plat­forms for the indus­tri­al, media, com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons and enter­pri­se mar­kets. The­se com­pa­nies are giving custo­mers an open and cus­to­miz­ab­le plat­form based on high-per­for­mance CPU/GPU pro­ces­sor with expan­si­ve peri­pheral sup­port, in-depth secu­ri­ty fea­tures and a plan­ned 10-year pro­ces­sor avai­la­bi­li­ty.

The demand for high per­for­mance com­pu­ting isn’t limi­ted to ser­vers or desk­top PCs. Embed­ded custo­mers want access to small form fac­tor PCs that can sup­port open soft­ware stan­dards, deman­ding workloads at the edge, and even dis­play 4K con­tent, all with embed­ded pro­ces­sors that have a plan­ned avai­la­bi­li­ty of 10 years,” said Rajneesh Gaur, cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Embed­ded Solu­ti­ons, AMD. “This is why many of our tech­no­lo­gy part­ners have cho­sen AMD Ryzen Embed­ded pro­ces­sors to power their Mini PCs. We are exci­ted to work tog­e­ther and pro­vi­de the indus­try with a new open eco­sys­tem for small form fac­tor com­pu­ting.”

Dri­ving a Diver­se Hard­ware Eco­sys­tem

The power of a device comes from its ease of use and sca­la­bi­li­ty, which in turn depends on the eco­sys­tem sup­por­ting it. The­se new Mini PCs, powe­red by AMD Ryzen Embed­ded, have access to an exis­ting embed­ded pro­ces­sor eco­sys­tem that sup­ports open soft­ware stan­dards, while pro­vi­ding OEMs the capa­bi­li­ty to crea­te uni­que, cus­to­miz­ab­le plat­forms.

The gro­wing list of hard­ware part­ners crea­ting Mini PCs powe­red by AMD Ryzen Embed­ded inclu­des:

  • ASRock Indus­tri­al and its 4X4 BOXR1000V and 4X4 BOXV1000M sys­tems aim to deli­ver cost-effec­tive, high-per­for­mance and ver­sa­ti­le embed­ded Mini PCs for home enter­tain­ment, busi­ness and indus­tri­al app­li­ca­ti­ons.
  • EEPD with the SBC PROFIVE® NUCV and SBC PROFIVE® NUCR embed­ded Mini PC pro­duct fami­ly which is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting requi­ring mini­mal space
  • OnLo­gic and the ML100G-40 and MC510-40. The­se are the first two sys­tems in a line of AMD powe­red small form-fac­tor com­pu­ters that leverage the relia­bi­li­ty and lifecy­cle bene­fits of OnLogic’s exper­ti­se in buil­ding indus­tri­al and rug­ged devices. 
  • Sim­ply NUC with the Sequoia V8 and Sequoia V6, which are rug­ged, long-las­ting units to power digi­tal signa­ge dis­plays, elec­tro­nic kiosks, data arrays, and other free-stan­ding uti­li­ties

James Lee, Pre­si­dent, ASRock Indus­tri­al: “We saw the high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting demands of home enter­tain­ment, busi­ness and indus­tri­al app­li­ca­ti­ons such as Digi­tal Signa­ge, Kiosks, and IoT Gate­way. By working with AMD, ASRock Indus­tri­al was able to deli­ver the 4x4 BOX-V1000M/R1000V, giving our custo­mers new cost-effec­tive and high-per­for­mance solu­ti­ons.”

Chris­ti­an Blersch, Mana­ging Direc­tor, E.E.P.D.: “With the new SBC PROFIVE NUCV and NUCR we have a reli­able, ener­gy-effi­ci­ent Box-PC with sta­te-of-the-art tech­no­lo­gy in our port­fo­lio. The­se plat­forms meet the hig­hest demands due to its power-opti­mi­zed pro­ces­sors and the ultra-modern, high­ly effi­ci­ent ther­mal con­cept. This eco­sys­tem of Mini PCs powe­red by AMD Ryzen Embed­ded allows us to crea­te pro­duc­ts for our custo­mers that are cha­rac­te­ri­zed by low inte­gra­ti­on costs, simp­le com­bi­na­ti­on opti­ons with our USB‑I/O‑modules, and a high degree of func­tio­n­al safe­ty and relia­bi­li­ty.”

John­ny Chen, Part­nerships Mana­ger, OnLo­gic: “Our cli­ents come to us for reli­able ful­ly-sea­led fan­less, as well as actively-coo­led, solu­ti­ons that can ope­ra­te any­whe­re. Hel­ping them find the ‘right-fit’ com­pu­ter has always been about more than just the form fac­tor of the device. Today’s AMD pro­ces­sors pro­vi­de a very appe­aling mix of per­for­mance and pri­ce that, when com­bi­ned with the pro­ven relia­bi­li­ty of our hard­ware plat­forms, crea­te new app­li­ca­ti­on pos­si­bi­li­ties and give our custo­mers a way to fur­ther cus­to­mi­ze their hard­ware solu­ti­on for their par­ti­cu­lar pro­ject.”

Aaron Row­sell, CEO, Sim­ply NUC“Sim­ply NUC has excel­led in making small form fac­tor PCs for a while, but when we took a look at our pro­duct road­map, we noti­ced a gap in pro­vi­ding our custo­mers with high-per­for­mance, long life plat­forms. With the new Sim­ply NUC Sequoia plat­form, we get to take the high-per­for­mance capa­bi­li­ties and plan­ned lon­ge­vi­ty of the AMD Ryzen Embed­ded pro­ces­sors and com­bi­ne that with the Sim­ply NUC expe­ri­ence and crea­te a mini­com­pu­ter that’s small in size but not on tough­ness or relia­bi­li­ty.”

Sup­por­ting Open Soft­ware

Mini PCs powe­red by AMD Ryzen Embed­ded pro­ces­sors sup­port a gro­wing list of soft­ware part­ners with pre-vali­da­ted packa­ges based on open source soft­ware. The­se part­ners inclu­de Rade­on Open Com­pu­te (ROCm), Open­CL™, and more. As well, the­se Mini PCs can run soft­ware for machi­ne visi­on, object detec­tion, edge infe­rence, and ana­ly­tics from AMD soft­ware eco­sys­tem part­ners, crea­ting a plat­form that’s well sui­ted for app­li­ca­ti­ons that requi­re fast deploy­ment.

Ste­ven Chiang, CEO, Alpha­In­fo: “We’re exci­ted to sup­port this new eco­sys­tem of Mini PCs powe­red by AMD Ryzen Embed­ded pro­ces­sors. At Alpha­In­fo our exper­ti­se with advan­ced data inte­gra­ti­on, matu­re soft­ware engi­nee­ring and tech­no­lo­gy indus­try data ana­ly­sis and manage­ment allows us to crea­te inno­va­ti­ve and robust app­li­ca­ti­on sys­tems that suit every customer’s uni­que needs, whe­ther it’s in an embed­ded app­li­ca­ti­on or a Mini PC pro­vi­ding com­pu­te power at the edge.”

Mike Dau­le­rio, Vice Pre­si­dent of Busi­ness Deve­lop­ment, Beech­woods Soft­ware: “Beech­woods is thril­led to be one of the part­ner com­pa­nies sup­por­ting AMD’s open eco­sys­tem. Our IoT Edge Gate­way soft­ware lever­ages the advan­ced com­pu­te capa­bi­li­ties of the Ryzen™ Embed­ded Pro­ces­sor fami­ly to enab­le smar­ter, more secu­re solu­ti­ons with headroom for future proofing.”

Eric Simo­ne, CEO, ClearBlade: “Frame­works, stan­dards and open source eco­sys­tems are essen­ti­al to the sustainab­le suc­cess of con­nec­ted sys­tems that sca­le. We’­re hono­red to sup­port the eco­sys­tem of Mini PCs powe­red by AMD Ryzen Embed­ded pro­ces­sors, essen­ti­al to design, engi­neer and sup­port secu­re, real-time, scala­b­le IoT solu­ti­ons.”

AMD Ryzen Embed­ded Pro­ces­sor Over­view

The AMD Ryzen Embed­ded pro­ces­sors bring tog­e­ther AMD “Zen” CPU and “Vega” GPU archi­tec­tures in a seam­less­ly inte­gra­ted SoC solu­ti­on for high-per­for­mance com­pu­te to sup­port the modern com­pu­ting needs of indus­tri­al, media, and enter­pri­se app­li­ca­ti­ons.

The AMD Ryzen Embed­ded V1000 and R1000 pro­ces­sors pro­vi­de scala­b­le solu­ti­ons from 6 watts to 54 watts in a pin com­pa­ti­ble packa­ge that powers high reso­lu­ti­on, 4K mul­ti-dis­play con­fi­gura­bi­li­ty, high-per­for­mance 3D gra­phics all while enab­ling exten­ded avai­la­bi­li­ty that alle­via­tes repla­ce­ment cycles and mini­mi­zes custo­mer costs.

Sup­por­ting Resour­ces

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