AMD is updating its embedded processor lineup with the R2000 second-generation mid-range chips specifically optimized for industrial and robotics AI-powered systems, machine vision, Internet of Things, thin-client devices, as well as mini PCs. The latest processors feature Zen+ cores that are optimized for performance-per-watt efficiency and better graphics capabilities.
Ryzen Embedded R2000 SoCs with Zen+ cores have been announced by AMD. The first Ryzen Embedded R2000 processor will be available in October. (Image courtesy of AMD) The first Ryzen Embedded R2000 processor will be available in October. (Image courtesy of AMD.) Up to 4 Zen+ cores with 8 threads, support for dual-channel DDR4-3200 and 16 PCIe Gen 3 lanes, and up to an 8 CU iGPU that can comfortably handle 4x 4K video outputs are among the features of the new Embedded R2000 series. Zen Ryzen Desktop Internet of Things (IoT) Mini PC from AMD (Zen).
Unlike the R1000 generation with a maximum of 2 cores and 4 threads, the latest processors feature up to 4 Zen+ cores and 8 threads. There is only one model out of four (R2312) that features only 2 cores and 4 threads. The R2314 features 4 cores and 4 threads, while the R2514 and R2544 feature 8 threads. According to AMD’s tests, the new R2514 model is up to 81% faster than the comparable R1000 series processor. TDPs range between 12 and 54 W.
All four Embedded R2000 models will be showcased at the Embedded World 2022 event that is scheduled for June 21-23. AMD mentions that the R2544 and R2514 processors should be available in October this year, whereas the other two are still in production.
Additionally, the new chips support up to 2 MB of L2 cache and 4 MB of shared L3 cache, up to 8 GPU cores that easily handle 4x 4K video outputs, plus dual-channel DDR4-3200 RAM. The IO side support is bolstered through 16 lanes of PCIe Gen 3, 2x SATA 3.0 and a maximum of 6 USB ports (up to USB 3.2 Gen2). Security features include AMD Secure Processor, which protects and validates data before it is executed, and Memory Guard for real-time DRAM memory encryption.