Kontron D3723-R – An AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 motherboard in mini-ITX form factor

AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 mini-ITX motherboard

Kontron D3723-R is an industrial mini-ITX motherboard equipped with the just-announced AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 processor family that delivers higher performance than Ryzen R1000 Series while keeping the costs lower than AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 solutions, and enabling Windows 11 support. Manufactured in Germany, the Kontron D3723-R will be offered with Ryzen R2312, R2314, R2514 and R2544 SKUs, and be particularly suitable for embedded graphics applications such as professional casino gaming systems, medical displays, thin clients, industrial PCs, infotainment, and digital signage systems. Kontron D3723-R specifications: SoC (one of the other) AMD Embedded R2312 dual-core/quad-thread processor @ 2.7 / 3.5 GHz (Turbo) with 3-core AMD Radeon Vega Graphics; 12-35W TDP AMD Embedded R2314 quad-core processor @ 2.1 / 3.5 GHz (Turbo) with 6-core AMD Radeon Vega Graphics; 12-35W TDP AMD Embedded R2514 quad-core/eight-thread processor @ 2.1 / 3.7 GHz (Turbo) with 8-core AMD Radeon Vega Graphics; 12-35W TDP AMD Embedded […]

AMD unveils Ryzen Embedded R2000 Series processors with up to four cores, quad-display support

As expected, AMD has now launched the Ryzen Embedded R2000 series processors that build up on the earlier Ryzen Embedded R1000 family, but doubles the number of cores to up to four, gets improved Radeon graphics, and adds support for Windows 11 operating system. Performance and efficiency have also improved with the new Ryzen Embedded R2514 CPU exhibiting up to 81 percent higher CPU (Passmark v10) and graphics (3DMark) performance compared to Ryzen Embedded R1606G processor, as well as higher performance-per-watt efficiency thanks to the Zen+ core architecture. The company has four Ryzen Embedded R2000 processors in its portfolio at launch. Key features and specifications include: Memory – 2,400 to 3,200 MT/s (depending on SKU) DDR4 dual-channel memory support Storage – 2x SATA 3.0, NVMe support 16 lanes of PCIe Gen3, except for R2312 limited to just 8 lanes Up to four independent 4Kp60 displays using DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, […]

Vecow unveils MediaTek Genio 350, Genio 500, and Genio 1200 system-on-modules and development kits

Vecow has announced a series of new system-on-modules and development kits based on Mediatek Genio 350, Genio 500, or Genio 1200 processors for AIoT applications ranging from smart security, smart retail, and traffic vision to digital signage. This follows last week’s news about ADLINK LEC-MTK-I12000 SMARC module and devkit powered by MediaTek Genio 1200 Cortex-A78/A55 AIoT processor, but Vecow also offers solutions based on the entry-level Genio 350 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, and the mid-range Genio 500 octa-core Cortex-A73/A53 processor. ESOM-MT-350 Genio 350 system-on-module and devkit Specifications: SoC – MediaTek Genio 350 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor @ 2.0GHz with Mali-G52 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL ES 2.0, and Vulkan 1.1, 1080p60 H.265/H.264 video decoder System Memory – 2GB LPDDR4 SDRAM Storage – 16GB eMMC flash Wireless – MT7668 WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 module with IPEX connector Audio – MediaTek MT6390/6357 audio codec Debugging – On-module debug console port […]

Light sensors add “lift and learn” feature to digital signage player

Light sensors are used to turn on/off lights, adjust the brightness of displays, and more. But I’ve come across a use case I never thought of: object presence detection. In the digital signage work, such features if called “lift and learn”, and light sensors are used to detect when an object is present and play a video or display information about the product. That concept came to my attention when I saw a photo of Mekotronics R29 digital signage player with several cables coming out of the device and attached to what looked like white hockey pucks and turned out to be light sensors. Apart from the light sensors, Mekotronics R29 specifications are pretty standard: SoC – Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor with 2x Cortex-A72 cores, 4x Cortex-A53 cores, Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU, 4K VP9, H.264, H.265, and 1080p60 VC-1, MPEG-1/2/4, VP6/8 video decoder System Memory – 4GB DDR Storage – 64GB […]

Geniatech launches OSM Size-L modules with Renesas RZ/G2L, Rockchip RK3566

Geniatech has introduced LGA system-on-modules compliant with the SGET OSM (Open Standard Module) Size-L standard and designed to be soldered directly on the carrier board. Two models have been launched with the SOM-G2L-OSM equipped with Renesas RZ/G2L Arm Cortex-A55/M33 processor, and the SoM-3566-OSM powered by a Rockchip RK3566 quad-core Cortex-A55 SoC. SOM-G2L-OSM module Specifications: SoC – Renesas RZ/G2L dual-core Cortex-A55 processor, Cortex-M33 real-time core,  Arm Mali-G31 GPU, H.264 video encoder/decoder System Memory – 1GB RAM (2GB/4GB optional) Storage – 8GB eMMC flash (16GB/32GB optional) 662 contacts with Display – 1x MIPI DSI, 1x RGB Camera – 1x MIPI CSI Audio – I2S Networking – 2x Gigabit Ethernet USB – 1x USB OTG 2.0, 1x USB 2.0 host Serial – 2x CAN bus SDIO 3.0 Low-speed I/Os – 5x UART including debug, 2x I2C, 3x SPI, 3x PWM, 16x GPIO, 2x ADC Dimensions – 45 x 45 mm (OSM Size-L form […]

$249 Rockchip RK3588 8K mini PC comes with up to 16GB RAM

Mekotronics R58X is an embedded mini PC powered by Rockchip RK3588 Cortex-A76/A55 processor with 16GB RAM, dual Gigabit Ethernet, 8K capable HDMI and DisplayPort video output ports, HDMI input, M.2 NVMe storage, and more. This is yet another announcement of Rockchip RK3588 hardware following ROCK5 Pico-ITX SBC, Firefly ITX-3588J mini-ITX motherboard,  and Mixtile Blade 3 server board among others. Melotronix R58X may have different use cases, as it is suitable as an IoT gateway, an industrial PC, an edge computing platform, a video analytics server, digital signage, a vehicle control unit, and other embedded applications. Mekotronics R58X mini PC/SBC specifications: SoC – Rockchip RK3588 octa-core processor with four Cortex-A76 cores @ 2.4 GHz, four Cortex-A55 cores @ 1.8 GHz, an Arm Mali-G610 MP4 GPU, a 6TOPS NPU, 8K 10-bit decoder, 8K encoder System Memory – Up to 16GB LPDDR4x Storage eMMC 5.1 flash 2x SATA 3.0 connectors + SATA power […]

SECO PICTOR fanless embedded computer features RK3399-powered 3.5-inch SBC

SECO has recently introduced the PICTOR fanless embedded computer equipped with the company’s SOLON (previously called SBC-C31) 3.5-inch single board computer powered by a Rockchip RK3399 processor. The rugged computer ships with up to 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC flash storage, offers dual Gigabit Ethernet, wireless connectivity, HDMI and DisplayPort (via USB-C) video outputs, USB 2.0/3.0 ports, as well as two RS-232 or RS-485 ports on DB9 connectors. SECO PICTOR specifications: SoC – Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core processor with two Cortex-A72 cores @ up to 1.8 GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores, an Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU, and a VPU supporting H.265 10-bit, H.264 10-bit, VP9 8-bit 4Kp60 and MPEG-4/MPEG-2/VP8 1080p60 HW decoding, plus H.264, VP8 1080p30fps HW encoding System Memory – Up to 4GB  64-bit soldered down LPDDR4 memory Storage – Optional eMMC 5.1 flash, up to 64GB capacity Video Output HDMI 1.4 / 2.0a connector up to 4Kp60 DisplayPort interface on USB Type-C […]

Yodeck Leverages Raspberry Pi in Mainstream Digital Signage (Sponsored)

Yodeck, the digital signage company has been utilizing Raspberry Pi 4 (2 GB RAM) as their goto computer to run their signage software. The versatile RPi 4 is a choice for many makers, inventors, schools, and hobbyists, but does not often find its way into mainstream business ventures. The Yodeck service software runs a remote digital signage system that is built on the RPi 4 SBC. Digital displays play an enormous role in business, for advertising, information sharing, instruction, and training. The RPi 4 can be situated at the forefront of those services. Finding the RPi 4 in a custom case, with inputs and connections readily accessible is sometimes startling. Many people are used to the RPi 4 with its circuits bare. The RPi 4 powers the Yodeck Player. A Play and Plug mini-computer with full 4K resolution and direct encoding. The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is built for […]