DFI PCSF51 is a 1.8-inch single board computer (SBC) powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 processor with up to 8GB DDR4 memory and 128GB eMMC flash designed for space-constraints industrial applications, robotics, edge computing, AI vision systems, and more.
The business card-sized board comes with HDMI 1.4 video output, Gigabit Ethernet networking, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and an M.2 Key-E socket for wireless expansion, as well as eight digital I/Os. Other features include a watchdog and an RTC, and the SBC takes 12V DC input on a 2-pin terminal block.
DFI PCSF51 specifications:
- AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 SoC (one or the other)
- AMD Ryzen Embedded R2514 quad-core processor @ 2.1/3.7 GHz (Turbo) with 2MB Cache, 8 CU AMD Vega GPU; 12W TDP
- AMD Ryzen Embedded R2314, quad-core processor @ 2.1/3.5 GHz (Turbo) with 2MB Cache, 6 CU AMD Vega GPU; 12W TDP
- AMD Ryzen Embedded R2312 dual-core processor @ 2.7/3.5 GHz (Turbo) with 1MB Cache, 3 CU AMD Vega GPU; 12W TDP
- System Memory – 4GB or 8GB DDR4-2267 single-channel memory (R2312 with DDR4-2400)
- 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB eMMC flash
- 64Mbit SPI flash for AMI BIOS
- Display – HDMI 1.4 up to 4096×2160 @ 24Hz
- Networking – Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port via Intel I210AT controller
- USB – 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A connectors
- 1x M.2 E key (PCIe x1 / USB 2)
- 8-bit DIO header
- Security – fTPM 2.0
- Debugging – Native UART debug header
- Power and Reset buttons
- Power LED
- Watchdog Timer
- RTC with CR2032 coin cell battery
- Power Supply – 12V +/-5% DC via 2-pin terminal block
- Dimensions – 84 x 55 x 1.6 mm (1.8-inch SBC form factor)
- Temperature Range – Operating: 0 to 60°C; storage: -40 to 85°C
- Humidity – Operating: 5 to 90% RH; storage: 5 to 90% RH
DFI provides support for Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64-bit and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with Linux 5.4 for the board. The PCSF51 ships with a heat spreader and a screw for the M.2 card. The company is still working on the final design for the cooling solution, their earlier GHF51 AMD Ryzen R1000 Embedded SBC required a pretty thick heatsink, but the company claims it will come up with a thinner head spreader for the PCSF51, and most customers would use the final product’s chassis to help with cooling.
DFI says the PCSF51 delivers upgraded performance compared to the GHF51 with up to four CPU cores and eight threads with a 50% increase in CPU power and Graphics performance boosted by 15%. The PCSF51 also features an easier to using HDMI Type-A port, instead of the micro HDMI port found in the GHF51 board.
The product page shows the information is preliminary, and we don’t have pricing information at this time. DFI is also showcasing the 1.8-inch Ryzen R2000 SBC at Embedded World 2023. An alternative is the AAEON de next-V2K8 1.8-inch SBC with a Ryzen Embedded V2000 processor, up to 16GB RAM, HDMI 1.4b, two Ethernet ports, two USB ports, and more.
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