At the end of last month, AMD announced their first Embedded SoC family that combines a CPU, a GPU, and a controller hub into one chipset. Win Enterprises is one of the first companies to release a board based on the platform with MB-60830, a single board computer powered by AMD G-Series dual core or quad core SoCs. The board is designed for embedded applications such as digital signage, gaming, medical imaging, kiosks/POS, thin client and factory automation.
- SoC – AMD Embedded G-Series SoC dual or quad core.
- System Memory – 1x DDR3 @ 1600MHZ / SODIMM up to 4GB
- Storage – 1x SATA 6.0 Gb/s, 1x Half-size Mini-PCIe supporting mSATA for SSD
- Connectivity – Intel i211 AT Gigabit Ethernet
- Video Outputs:
- 1x VGA
- 1x dual channel 24-bit LVDS
- 1x HDMI with Optional Chrontel CEC Support
- Digital I/O – 8-bit programmable
- LPC – 1x LPC support TPM module
- Expansion Interface:
- 1 x Full-Size Mini-PCIe (w/USB, PCle x 1 Single)
- 1 x Half-Size Mini-PCIe (w/USB, PCle and SATA Single)
- Serial Port – 1 x RS232/422/485 & 3 x RS232
- USB – 2 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
- Audio – HD Audio
- LPC – 1x LPC header for optional TPM module
- Watchdog Timer – 1 ~ 255 Sec.
- Power Requirements – DC 8V ~32V
- Temperature Range – Operating: – 0°C~60°C (32°F~140°F), Storage: -20°C~80°C (-4°F~176°F)
- Relative Humidity – 10%~90% (non-condensing)
- Dimensions – 146mm x 101mm (3.5″ Single Board Computer )
MB-6083A (with quad core SoC) and MB-6083B (with dual core SoC) comes with a CPU cooling fan, a COM port, a SATA cable, and a SATA power cable. A CD with relevant utilities is also included. The company did not specify the OS supported, but since it’s an x86 platform both Windows and Linux should be supported.
The company did not provide availability, nor pricing information. Further details may be found on Win Enterprises’ MB-60830 page.
The video below is not directly related to this board, but is still interesting if you are interested in/considering using AMD SoCs for industrial and/or automation applications. The first part of the video gives and overview of AMD G-Series including details about subjects such as power consumption, visualization support, remote management capabilities, and compute processing power. In the second part of the video, they provide recommendations on the SoC to use depending on the application: industrial PC, HMI/operator panel, and machine vision.
Via Embedded Star.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.