SECO Unveils 3.5″ Ryzen Embedded SBC, Docker-Compatible EDGEHOG OS Linux Distribution

After IBase IB918, here’s another 3.5″ Ryzen Embedded SBC courtesy of SECO SBC-C90 equipped with a choice of Ryzen Embedded V1000 or R1000-series processor, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and four DisplayPort++ ports.

Separately from the hardware announcement, SECO has launched a Yocto-based, Docker-compatible Linux distribution called EDGEHOG OS and supporting containers, OTA updates, and remote management.

SECO SBC-C90 SBC

SECO SBC-C90

Specifications:

  • SoC (one or the other)
    • AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 family:
      • Ryzen Embedded V1807B quad-core/octa-thread @ 3.35GHz (3.8 Boost) with AMD Radeon Vega 11 Graphics; TDP 35-54W
      • Ryzen Embedded V1756B quad-core/octa-thread @ 3.25GHz (3.6 Boost) with AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics; TDP 35-54W
      • Ryzen Embedded V1605B quad-core/octa-thread @ 2.0GHz (3.6 Boost) with AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics; TDP 12-25W
      • Ryzen Embedded V1202B dual-core/quad-thread @ 2.3GHz (3.2 Boost) with AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics; TDP 12-25W
    • AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 family:
      • Ryzen Embedded R1606G dual-core/dual-thread @ 2.6GHz (3.5 Boost) with AMD Radeon Vega 3 GPU; TDP 12-25W
      • Ryzen Embedded R1505G dual-core/dual-thread @ 3.25GHz (3.6 Boost) with AMD Radeon Vega 3 GPU; TDP 12-25W
  • System Memory -2x DDR4 ECC and non-ECC SODIMM Slots for up to 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM (DDR4-3200 with V1807B and V1756B)
  • Storage
    • 2x SATA connectors w/ 1x power connector
    • M.2 NVMe slot (Socket 2 Key M Type 2280 or 2260), PCI-e x4 interface
    • microSD Card slot (combo with miniSIM slot)
  • Video Output
    • 4x DP++ connectors for up to 4 independent displays (only 3 working with R1000 SoCs) @ 4096×2160 resolution nax
    • eDP up to 3840 x 2160 (4K)
    • LVDS up to 1920 x 1200
  • Audio – HD Audio codec; Line Out + Microphone + S/PDIF Out interfaces on internal pin header
  • Networking
    • Up to 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
    • M.2 WWAN slot (Socket 2 Key B Type 2242/3042) for Modems
    • M.2 Connectivity Slot (Socket 1 Key E Type 2230)
  • USB Ports & Interfaces
    • 2 x USB 3.0 host ports, 2x USB 2.0 host ports on internal pin header
    • 1x USB 3.0 (V1000 SoCs) / USB 2.0 (R1000 SoCs) host port on WWAN M.2 slot
    • 1x USB 2.0 host port on M.2 connectivity slot
    • miniSIM slot for M.2 modems (combo with microSD slot)
  • Serial Ports – 2x RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 UART on internal pin header
  • Expansion
    • 3x M.2 slots described above
    • 8x GPIOs connector
    • 2x I2C on internal pin header
  • Security – Optional TPM 1.2 or 2.0 onboard; antitamper connector
  • Misc – Fan connector, switch / LED front header connector, RTC battery
  • Power Supply – 12V – 24V DC
  • Temperature Range – 0°C to +60°C (Commercial version) ; -40°C to +85°C  (Industrial version, only for future SoCs in extended temperature range and with TDP ≤25W)
  • Dimensions – 146×102 mm (3.5″ form factor)

3.5-inch Ryzen Embedded SBC

The company provides support and drivers for Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) and Linux Ubuntu for the board. SBC-C90 SBC targets industrial automation, digital signage, infotainment, and vending machines.

3.5-inch Ryzen Embedded SBC Block Diagram
Block Diagram – Click to Enlarge

The single board computer is still shown as being in development on the product page, so it may take a little while before it gets released.

EDGEHOG OS

SECO describes EDGEHOG as follows

“IIoT-as-a-service platform designed for industrial customer… with complete set of tools for digitizing the industrial infrastructure by enabling embedded Linux devices with remote management services and IIoT services. By subscribing, the customer gets access to cutting-edge electronics, secure OS, Docker-compatible embedded software, Device Manager, and connectivity in the form of modular value-added services. SECO takes care of the design, production, certification, and integration of an all-encompassing IoT solution tailor-made for the customer’s product, and closely follows the customer along their road to IoT, from A to Z. Thanks to Edgehog, customers can focus on their core business with no need to take care of anything else.

So EDGEHOG platform combines hardware, software, and support, and at the heart of the solution is EDGEHOG OS maintained by SECO themselves.

EDGEHOG IoT Panel Software Updates
EDGEHOG IoT Panel Showing Devices Queued for Software Update – Click to Enlarge

EDGEHOG OS is a lightweight Linux distribution built with the Yocto Project and featuring Docker containers for easier OTA firmware updates and app deployments across a fleet of devices. The operating system is compatible with Arm and x86 SBCs and is optimized for embedded and IIoT applications thanks to a software stack handling cellular, WAN, LPWAN, etc… connectivity. As a side note, the company has also been working on Micro EDGEHOG OS, based on FreeRTOS and running on Cortex-M microcontrollers and ESP32 microcontrollers featured in the company’s SENSE-D01 node.

EDGEHOG SW & HW Architecture
EDGEHOG SW & HW Architecture

They are currently three single board computers optimized for EDHEHOG including NXP i. MX 6SoloX SECO SBC-C23 SBC, embedded NUC compliant SBC-B68-eNUC powered by Intel Atom X, Celeron J/N or Pentium N Apollo Lake processor, and SECO SBC-C61 board based on NXP i.MX 8M Mini applications processors.

More details can be found on EDGEHOG.io website.

Via LinuxGizmos

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