AMD Ryzen Embedded based SBC-VR1000 SBC to Power Edge Computing & Graphics Applications

We just wrote about a 3.5″ Ryzen Embedded SBC a few days ago, namely SECO SBC-C90 single board computer, after mentioning there were few such AMD options in the 3.5-inch form factor with the only other board we covered so far being IBase IB918.

But there’s now at least a third option with Kontron introducing SBC-VR1000 3.5-inch board powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000-series or R1000-series processor, and designed for “intensive edge computing and graphics applications” including digital signage, digital casino gaming, kiosk, retail, banking, education, medical imaging, as well as industrial control and automation.

Kontron SBC-VR1000Kontron SBC-VR1000 specifications:

  • SoC (one or the other)
    • AMD Ryzen V1605B quad-core processor @ up to 3.60 GHz with 4M cache, AMD Radeon Vega 8 GPU; 15 W TDP
    • AMD Ryzen V1202B dual-core processor @ up to 3.20 GHz with 4MB cache, AMD Radeon Vega 3 GPU; 15 W TDP
    • AMD Ryzen R1606G dual-core processor @ up to 3.50 GHz with 4MB cache, AMD Radeon Vega 3 GPU; 15W TDP
    • AMD Ryzen R1505G dual-core processor @ up to 3.30 GHz with 4M cache, AMD Radeon Vega 3 GPU;15 W TDP
  • System Memory – 2x DDR4 2400 SO-DIMM up to 32 GB
  • Storage
    • 2x SATA 3.0 (1x shared w/ M.2 Key M)
    • M.2 NVMe SSD support
    • 64 Mbit SPI Flash for AMI UEFI BIOS
  • Display
    • 1x 24-bit 2-ch LVDS up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    • 1x DP up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
    • 1x HDMI 2.0 up to 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
    • Triple Display Support
  • Audio Controller
    • Realtek ALC662 audio codec
    • 2x speaker-out header (3W)
    • Header for Line-in, Line-out, and Mic-in (by header)
  • Connectivity
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports (RJ45 via Intel I210-AT, Intel I211-AT)
    • WiFI, Bluetooth, 3G/4G LTE via M.2 or mPCIe card + Micro SIM card holder
  • USB
    • V1000 models – 4x USB 3.1 ports, 4x USB 2.0 interfaces via header
    • R1000 models – 2x USB 3.1 ports, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 4x USB 2.0 interface via headers
  • Serial – Headers for 2x RS232/422/485 and 2x RS232 (by header)
  • Expansion
    • 1x mPCIe (half size, mixed w/ PCIe x1 / USB 2.0)
    • 1x M.2 Key M (Type 2280 / 2242, mixed w/ PCIe x4 / SATA 3.0, NVMe support)
    • 8-bit DIO for device/signal control
  • HW Security – TPM 2.0 (Infineon SLB 9665)
  • Misc – Watchdog timer, RTC integrated into the processor, voltage and temperature monitoring, header for CPU “smart fan”
  • Supply Voltage – 12 V DC via a 4-pin power connector
  • Dimensions – 146 x 105 mm
  • Temperature Range – 0°C to 60°C
  • Humidity – 0% to 95%
  • Compliance – CE, FCC Class A

Kontron SBC-VR1000 block diagram
System Block Diagram – Click to Enlarge

The company only mentions support for Windows 10 operating system, but I assume Linux should also work on the board depending on drivers’ support.

Kontron SBC-VR1000 will launch in Q2 2020 according to the press release. Further information may eventually be found on the product page.

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4 years ago

I wish they would target the mid to low range desktop with some of these devices, why would digital signage need this much power?

4 years ago

Have you ever tried to process 4* rtsp streams on a raspberry pi and then display them on a monitor? I can see a great use case for these at music festivals…

4 years ago

Of course not, I would use something more appropriate.

4 years ago

Every man and his dog wants 4K on their screens even if their content is only HD or they want to run a video wall from the cheapest box possible.

Also Jean never assume windows or Linux will work with proper display support until you have tested it regardless of what the manufacturer says. Especially for display/signage use!

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