Although it’s not a very new product, amd sharp dragon embedded APU is appreciated by more and more PC manufacturers. This week, the company announced that four more manufacturers are offering ultra compact (ucff) PCs based on the Raptor embedded APU solution. Huaqing, eepd, onlogic and simplynuc have launched a series of products, covering the segments from home entertainment and commercial and industrial applications.

First of all, this paper introduces the 4×4 box r1000v ucff PC of xiahuaqing, which was launched earlier this year. It provides the option of dual core r1505g and dual core r1606g APU (both with the core display of the radon Vega 3). Now it is finally on the market. This series of ucff hosts provide two SO-DIMM memory slots (up to 32GB ddr4-2400), one m.2-2260 slot (supporting SATA or PCI 3.0 X4 SSD), and two Ruiyu rtl8111g Gigabit Ethernet controllers.

There are also Intel Wireless AC 3168 wireless network card, three USB 3.0 + two USB 3.0 ports, dual DisplayPort + single HDMI video output, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. As a special chip for embedded applications, AMD ryzen R series processors support 24 / 7 use, so Huaqing 4×4 box-r1000m and 4×4 box-r1000v also focus on digital signs and kiosks.

At the same time, the characteristics of three display output make the system based on AMR embedded chip become a good office solution. Of course, the system can also adapt to non extreme industrial applications (rated operating temperature 40 ℃). At present, Huaqing 4×4 box-r1000m and 4×4 box-r1000v quasi system have been put on sale on xindan.com at the price of 309.99 / 409.99 US dollars (2185 / 2890 RMB) respectively.

A number of PC manufacturers have introduced embedded systems with AMD Raptor APU

Next is the eepd’s profive nucr and AMD r1000, which respectively use amd dual core Raptor embedded r1505g / 1606g APU. The motherboard size is 101.6 × 101.6 mm, mainly for industrial embedded system or NUC style customized chassis. It is worth mentioning that eepd’s profive nucr and AMD’s ryzen embedded r1000 series APU support a temperature range of 0 ~ 60 ℃ and a maximum relative humidity of 95% @ 40 ℃ (non condensing), so they are suitable for various application scenarios.

This series of single board computers provide two SO-DIMM memory slots, three m.2 slots (type B, type E and type m) for SSD or Wi Fi module, one SATA interface, two Gigabit Ethernet and dual DisplayPort video output. There are also USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, microSD card reader, RS-232 and RS-232 / 485 ports, and GPIO pin. In addition to embedded, commercial and industrial applications, eepd also hopes that this series of products can be used in vehicle and mobile robot platforms.

Eepd did not disclose the price of its profive nucr SBC, but it obviously depends on the configuration. The third product is the mc510-40 AMD ryzen Mini itx host from onlogic. It uses a four core embedded v1605b APU, integrates Vega 8-core display, and is oriented to general graphics, embedded, and even home entertainment applications.

The machine also uses a fashionable aluminum steel chassis, which can hold up to 32GB DDR4 memory, an m.2280 SSD + 2.5 inch drive bit. In connection, it supports 4G + Wi Fi and two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. There are also four DisplayPort 1.3 video outputs, four USB 3.1 + two USB 2.0 ports, two RS-232, and audio connectors. Compared with competitive products, the biggest difference is the expansion support for mpice slot.

At present, the machine has passed the certification and can work in the temperature range of 0 ~ 50 ℃. It is suitable for household, business, office, information kiosk and some industrial applications. Since the APU needs active cooling, it may not be suitable for high temperature operation environment. Onlogic is currently selling the mc510-40 quasi system for 656.95 euros (794.91 euros including tax), but the price of the complete configuration will certainly be higher( About 5130 / 6208 RMB)

Finally, the Sequoia ucff PC from simplynuc is introduced. It adopts amd quad core sharp dragon embedded APU and solid small NUC case, which can withstand the temperature up to 60 ℃ and 95% relative humidity. The manufacturer said it is suitable for applications such as edge data analysis, electronic kiosks and digital signs. Different from competitive products, the company provides pre configured system and supports advanced customization of customers.

For example, the entry-level Sequoia V6 model provides amd quad core ryzen v1605b APU and 4GB ram + 128GB SSD, while the higher-end Sequoia V8 model uses quad core v1807b APU and 4GB ram + 128GB SSD.

In connection, simple NUC provides Wi Fi 5 + Bluetooth 5 (4G / LTE optional), dual Gigabit Ethernet (Intel i210 LM network card), dual Mini DisplayPort video output, RS-232 / RS-485 serial port, multiple USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and microSD card reader. Finally, the price of the simplynuc Sequoia V6 model with default configuration is 445 pounds (4112 RMB), while the price of the Sequoia V8 model is 560 pounds (5175 RMB).

      

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