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

‚ÄĒ ASRock Indus¬≠tri¬≠al, EEPD, OnLo¬≠gic and Sim¬≠ply NUC are deli¬≠ve¬≠ring mini PCs for indus¬≠tri¬≠al, media, and enter¬≠pri¬≠se markets ‚ÄĒ

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) ‚ÄĒ AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ¬≠ced it is enab¬≠ling an open eco¬≠sys¬≠tem for OEMs to crea¬≠te and cus¬≠to¬≠mi¬≠ze high per¬≠for¬≠mance Mini PCs, powered by AMD Ryzen‚ĄĘ 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.

‚ÄúThe demand for high per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting isn‚Äôt limi¬≠t¬≠ed to ser¬≠vers or desk¬≠top PCs. Embedded cus¬≠to¬≠mers want access to small form fac¬≠tor PCs that can sup¬≠port open soft¬≠ware stan¬≠dards, deman¬≠ding workloads at the edge, and even dis¬≠play 4K con¬≠tent, all with embedded pro¬≠ces¬≠sors that have a plan¬≠ned avai¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty of 10 years,‚ÄĚ said Raj¬≠nee¬≠sh Gaur, cor¬≠po¬≠ra¬≠te vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent and gene¬≠ral mana¬≠ger, Embedded Solu¬≠ti¬≠ons, AMD. ‚ÄúThis is why many of our tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy part¬≠ners have cho¬≠sen AMD Ryzen Embedded pro¬≠ces¬≠sors to power their Mini PCs. We are exci¬≠ted to work tog¬≠e¬≠ther and pro¬≠vi¬≠de the indus¬≠try with a new open eco¬≠sys¬≠tem for small form fac¬≠tor computing.‚ÄĚ

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 Indus¬≠tri¬≠al and its 4X4 BOX ‚Äď R1000V and 4X4 BOX ‚Äď V1000M sys¬≠tems aim to deli¬≠ver cost-effec¬≠ti¬≠ve, high-per¬≠for¬≠mance and ver¬≠sa¬≠ti¬≠le embedded Mini PCs for home enter¬≠tain¬≠ment, busi¬≠ness and indus¬≠tri¬≠al applications.
  • EEPD with the SBC PROFIVE¬ģ NUCV and SBC PROFIVE¬ģ NUCR embedded Mini PC pro¬≠duct fami¬≠ly which is cha¬≠rac¬≠te¬≠ri¬≠zed by high-per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting requi¬≠ring mini¬≠mal space
  • OnLo¬≠gic and the ML100G-40 and MC510-40. The¬≠se are the first two sys¬≠tems in a line of AMD powered small form-fac¬≠tor com¬≠pu¬≠ters that levera¬≠ge the relia¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty and life¬≠cy¬≠cle bene¬≠fits of OnLogic‚Äôs exper¬≠ti¬≠se in buil¬≠ding indus¬≠tri¬≠al and rug¬≠ged devices. 
  • Sim¬≠ply NUC with the Sequoia V8 and Sequoia V6, which are rug¬≠ged, long-las¬≠ting units to power digi¬≠tal signage dis¬≠plays, elec¬≠tro¬≠nic kiosks, data arrays, and other free-stan¬≠ding utilities

James Lee, Pre¬≠si¬≠dent, ASRock Indus¬≠tri¬≠al: ‚ÄúWe saw the high-per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting demands of home enter¬≠tain¬≠ment, busi¬≠ness and indus¬≠tri¬≠al appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons such as Digi¬≠tal Signage, Kiosks, and IoT Gate¬≠way. By working with AMD, ASRock Indus¬≠tri¬≠al was able to deli¬≠ver the 4x4 BOX-V1000M/R1000V, giving our cus¬≠to¬≠mers new cost-effec¬≠ti¬≠ve and high-per¬≠for¬≠mance solutions.‚ÄĚ

Chris¬≠ti¬≠an Blersch, Mana¬≠ging Direc¬≠tor, E.E.P.D.: ‚ÄúWith the new SBC PROFIVE NUCV and NUCR we have a relia¬≠ble, ener¬≠gy-effi¬≠ci¬≠ent Box-PC with sta¬≠te-of-the-art tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy in our port¬≠fo¬≠lio. The¬≠se plat¬≠forms meet the hig¬≠hest demands due to its power-opti¬≠mi¬≠zed pro¬≠ces¬≠sors and the ultra-modern, high¬≠ly effi¬≠ci¬≠ent ther¬≠mal con¬≠cept. This eco¬≠sys¬≠tem of Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded allows us to crea¬≠te pro¬≠ducts for our cus¬≠to¬≠mers that are cha¬≠rac¬≠te¬≠ri¬≠zed by low inte¬≠gra¬≠ti¬≠on cos¬≠ts, simp¬≠le com¬≠bi¬≠na¬≠ti¬≠on opti¬≠ons with our USB‚ÄĎI/O‚ÄĎmodules, and a high degree of func¬≠tion¬≠al safe¬≠ty and reliability.‚ÄĚ

John¬≠ny Chen, Part¬≠ner¬≠ships Mana¬≠ger, OnLo¬≠gic: ‚ÄúOur cli¬≠ents come to us for relia¬≠ble ful¬≠ly-sea¬≠led fan¬≠less, as well as actively-coo¬≠led, solu¬≠ti¬≠ons that can ope¬≠ra¬≠te any¬≠whe¬≠re. Hel¬≠ping them find the ‚Äėright-fit‚Äô com¬≠pu¬≠ter has always been about more than just the form fac¬≠tor of the device. Today‚Äôs AMD pro¬≠ces¬≠sors pro¬≠vi¬≠de a very appe¬≠al¬≠ing mix of per¬≠for¬≠mance and pri¬≠ce that, when com¬≠bi¬≠ned with the pro¬≠ven relia¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty of our hard¬≠ware plat¬≠forms, crea¬≠te new appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on pos¬≠si¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties and give our cus¬≠to¬≠mers a way to fur¬≠ther cus¬≠to¬≠mi¬≠ze their hard¬≠ware solu¬≠ti¬≠on for their par¬≠ti¬≠cu¬≠lar project.‚ÄĚ

Aaron Row¬≠sell, CEO, Sim¬≠ply NUC‚ÄúSim¬≠ply NUC has excel¬≠led in making small form fac¬≠tor PCs for a while, but when we took a look at our pro¬≠duct road¬≠map, we noti¬≠ced a gap in pro¬≠vi¬≠ding our cus¬≠to¬≠mers with high-per¬≠for¬≠mance, long life plat¬≠forms. With the new Sim¬≠ply NUC Sequoia plat¬≠form, we get to take the high-per¬≠for¬≠mance capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties and plan¬≠ned lon¬≠ge¬≠vi¬≠ty of the AMD Ryzen Embedded pro¬≠ces¬≠sors and com¬≠bi¬≠ne that with the Sim¬≠ply NUC expe¬≠ri¬≠ence and crea¬≠te a mini¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter that‚Äôs small in size but not on tough¬≠ness or reliability.‚ÄĚ

Sup­port­ing Open Software

Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded pro¬≠ces¬≠sors sup¬≠port a gro¬≠wing list of soft¬≠ware part¬≠ners with pre-vali¬≠da¬≠ted packa¬≠ges based on open source soft¬≠ware. The¬≠se part¬≠ners include Rade¬≠on Open Com¬≠pu¬≠te (ROCm), Open¬≠CL‚ĄĘ, and more. As well, the¬≠se Mini PCs can run soft¬≠ware for machi¬≠ne visi¬≠on, object detec¬≠tion, edge infe¬≠rence, and ana¬≠ly¬≠tics from AMD soft¬≠ware eco¬≠sys¬≠tem part¬≠ners, crea¬≠ting a plat¬≠form that‚Äôs well sui¬≠ted for appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons that requi¬≠re fast deployment.

Ste¬≠ven Chiang, CEO, Alpha¬≠In¬≠fo: ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre exci¬≠ted to sup¬≠port this new eco¬≠sys¬≠tem of Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded pro¬≠ces¬≠sors. At Alpha¬≠In¬≠fo our exper¬≠ti¬≠se with advan¬≠ced data inte¬≠gra¬≠ti¬≠on, matu¬≠re soft¬≠ware engi¬≠nee¬≠ring and tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy indus¬≠try data ana¬≠ly¬≠sis and manage¬≠ment allows us to crea¬≠te inno¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠ve and robust appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on sys¬≠tems that suit every customer‚Äôs uni¬≠que needs, whe¬≠ther it‚Äôs in an embedded appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on or a Mini PC pro¬≠vi¬≠ding com¬≠pu¬≠te power at the edge.‚ÄĚ

Mike Dau¬≠le¬≠rio, Vice Pre¬≠si¬≠dent of Busi¬≠ness Deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment, Beech¬≠woods Soft¬≠ware: ‚ÄúBeech¬≠woods is thril¬≠led to be one of the part¬≠ner com¬≠pa¬≠nies sup¬≠port¬≠ing AMD‚Äôs open eco¬≠sys¬≠tem. Our IoT Edge Gate¬≠way soft¬≠ware lever¬≠a¬≠ges the advan¬≠ced com¬≠pu¬≠te capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties of the Ryzen‚ĄĘ Embedded Pro¬≠ces¬≠sor fami¬≠ly to enable smar¬≠ter, more secu¬≠re solu¬≠ti¬≠ons with head¬≠room for future proofing.‚ÄĚ

Eric Simo¬≠ne, CEO, Cle¬≠ar¬≠Bla¬≠de: ‚ÄúFrame¬≠works, stan¬≠dards and open source eco¬≠sys¬≠tems are essen¬≠ti¬≠al to the sus¬≠tainable suc¬≠cess of con¬≠nec¬≠ted sys¬≠tems that sca¬≠le. We‚Äô¬≠re hono¬≠red to sup¬≠port the eco¬≠sys¬≠tem of Mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded pro¬≠ces¬≠sors, essen¬≠ti¬≠al to design, engi¬≠neer and sup¬≠port secu¬≠re, real-time, sca¬≠lable IoT solutions.‚ÄĚ

AMD Ryzen Embedded Pro­ces­sor Overview

The AMD Ryzen Embedded pro¬≠ces¬≠sors bring tog¬≠e¬≠ther AMD ‚ÄúZen‚ÄĚ CPU and ‚ÄúVega‚ÄĚ GPU archi¬≠tec¬≠tures in a seam¬≠less¬≠ly inte¬≠gra¬≠ted SoC solu¬≠ti¬≠on for high-per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠te to sup¬≠port the modern com¬≠pu¬≠ting needs of indus¬≠tri¬≠al, media, and enter¬≠pri¬≠se applications.

The AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 pro¬≠ces¬≠sors pro¬≠vi¬≠de sca¬≠lable solu¬≠ti¬≠ons from 6 watts to 54 watts in a pin com¬≠pa¬≠ti¬≠ble packa¬≠ge that powers high reso¬≠lu¬≠ti¬≠on, 4K mul¬≠ti-dis¬≠play con¬≠fi¬≠gu¬≠ra¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty, high-per¬≠for¬≠mance 3D gra¬≠phics all while enab¬≠ling exten¬≠ded avai¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty that alle¬≠via¬≠tes repla¬≠ce¬≠ment cycles and mini¬≠mi¬≠zes cus¬≠to¬≠mer costs.

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