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COM Express module family with AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 processors
Replacement for previous Ryzen based compute modules
Avnet Embedded is expanding its COM Express product portfolio with a power-efficient family of modules based on AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 processors. The modules are particularly suited for use in medical equipment, digital signage solutions, HMI and automation systems.
The development of modern industrial products in different markets can be significantly optimized by using standardized computer-on-modules (COMs). The flexible standard modules provide the desired processor technology with scalable compute, graphics and video performance. In addition, numerous integrated functions such as high network capability and fast interfaces play a decisive role. Depending on the requirements of the respective application, a standard module is used that complies with established form factors such as COM Express™ and COM-HPC™, SMARC™ or Qseven™.
Avnet Embedded offers a comprehensive portfolio of module families that comply with the widely used COM Express standard. In addition to module families based on Intel® Core™ or Intel® Atom® processors, modules with AMD Ryzen™ Embedded processors are also offered. With the renewed expansion of the product range, new markets can be opened up and customers can continue to receive comprehensive support over the entire lifetime of their product.
The MSC C6C-RYZ2 module family in COM Express Type 6 form factor just introduced by Avnet Embedded integrates AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 processors. The powerful modules feature high compute and graphics performance combined with good low power features and optimized costs.
The scalable MSC C6C-RYZ2 module family builds upon the previous generation MSC C6C-RYZ based on AMD Ryzen Embedded Series V1000 / R1000, for example, the connector pins and driver software of the system-on-chip (SoC) series are fully compatible. The new boards allow a performance upgrade and offer additional functions. As a seamless drop-in replacement for the previous generation board, this new MSC C6C-RYZ2 module allows development engineers and system architects to easily migrate their application to the new platform. The aim is to extend the operational lifespan of the modules and to support customers throughout the entire lifecycle of their products and to safeguard their investments. The new module family adds at least four years to the application lifecycle.
The AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 Series versatile system-on-chip (SoC) technology combines compute, graphics and interface functionality on a single die. The “Zen+” x86 core architecture combined with an AMD Radeon™ high-performance graphics unit provide a boost to the Ryzen Embedded mid-range portfolio.
The thermal design power (TDP) is scalable and ranges from 12W to 54W depending on the module variant and supports the development of thermally flexible applications in an efficient compact design at lower material costs.
To meet the requirements of different applications, the MSC C6C-RYZ2 module family is offered with quad- and dual-core processors. Four variants are available:
The MSC C6C-RYZ2 modules are equipped with up to 32GByte fast dual-channel DDR4-3200 SDRAM with optional ECC (Error Correction Code). The compact board provides up to four independent display support with up to 4k x 2k resolution, highest level graphics acceleration and hardware-based video encoding/decoding.
In addition to the three DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI interfaces and one embedded DisplayPort / dual-channel LVDS interface, the COM Express Type 6 board provides up to four USB 3.2/2.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, up to eight PCI Express™ x1 lanes, and Gigabit Ethernet, among others. Two SATA 6Gb/s interfaces allow the storage of data.
The MSC C6C-RYZ2 module family offers hardware-based security functions compliant to the requirements of Trusted Computing Group (TCG) and integrates a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
Typical applications for the industrial-grade module variants are robust applications with high graphics requirements and yet low power dissipation, for example, in automation systems, in image processing solutions, HMI systems, medical devices (for example, ophthalmology and ultrasound), measurement equipment, video surveillance systems and digital signage solutions. The MSC C6C-RYZ2 modules, with dimensions of 95mm x 95mm, are designed for the temperature range of 0°C to +60°C. For evaluation and design-in of the new Ryzen module family, Avnet Embedded provides a development platform and a starter kit. All innovative computer-on-modules are developed in the company’s own design centers and manufactured in large quantities in in-house, fully automated production facilities.