AMD announces Ryzen Embedded R2000 SoCs with Zen+ cores
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.
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.
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.
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.