AMD launches Ryzen Embedded R2000 SoCs for IoT and industrial environments

The AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 is the company’s new series of embedded SoCs. After the success of the previous generation, the company is expanding this series designed for the lowest possible power consumption. Let’s take a look at its features.

AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000, up to 4 Zen+ cores for embedded systems.

AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000The new SoC series includes a Zen+ architecture Ryzen processor with a maximum of 4 cores and 8 threads, compared to the previous generation’s Zen architecture and a maximum of 2 cores and 4 threads.

AMD is going step-by-step with these Ryzen Embedded, and that’s why the R2000 series won’t “break” anything. You might think that at this point they could launch the CPU with Zen 2 or Zen 3, but the purpose of this type of processor is efficiency, small size, reliability, and very low prices. This can only be achieved by using older architectures.

With these features, AMD will more than satisfy its embedded SoC customers like Advantech, DFI, or Sapphire.

These are the AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 embedded SoC models that will hit the market. The R2312 and R2314 models with 2 cores and 4 threads and 4 cores and 4 threads, respectively, are already available. Their TDP starts at 12 W and goes up to 25 W.

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On the graphics side, the integrated GPU has 3 to 8 processing units, and AMD has not specified on which architecture it is based. It is most likely a Vega GPU.

Other features:

AMD EmbeddedAMD has announced other features for this Ryzen Embedded R2000, with which we can understand how special this series of CPUs are and how they are aimed at industries where using the latest technologies is less important than reliability and longevity:

  • Up to 4 independent 4K displays as well as 16 PCIe Gen3 lanes, 2 SATA 3, and 6 USB ports.
    (Official) compatibility with Windows 11 and 10 and Ubuntu.
  • Enterprise-class security on the processor, such as via AMD Memory Guard, which encrypts memory in real-time.
  • Product availability for 10 years. This means that AMD will produce these SoCs for the next 10 years so they can be used in medical or industrial-related products that perform very specific and critical functions that preclude changing CPUs every few years.
  • This last point is crucial because a normal SoC will not be produced for so many years as it will be quickly phased out.

AMD will be showcasing these Ryzen Embedded R2000 SoCs at booth 239 at Embedded World 2022, which takes place June 21-23 in Nuremberg, Germany. The event, which you can learn more about here, is hosted by AMD’s latest acquisition, Xilinx.