High-powered computing increases efficiency in industrial applications

High-powered computing increases efficiency in industrial applications

24-08-2022 |
Impulse Embedded
Subs & Systems

Impulse Embedded offers Aaeon Technology’s latest Pico-ITX single board computer. The PICO-V2K4 is currently the smallest form factor SBC to feature the AMD Ryzen V2000 embedded processor family. This compact board measures only 3.94″ x 2.84″ and provides rich I/O features and expansion options in a low TDP package, delivering excellent performance per watt. This combination of high-speed computing power and high-performance graphics is ideal for true embedded applications covering industrial automation, medical imaging, machine building and digital signage.

The V2000 series of embedded processors offer AMD’s Zen2 architecture. The 7nm die is half the size employed in the Ryzen Embedded V1000 series, which has been popular in digital signage-based applications. As a result of this die shrinking process, AMD has squeezed twice the number of cores into the same size chip with no impact on its thermal properties, a significant consideration in the embedded industry. For graphic performance, the series has been upgraded from the Vega compute units to the newer generation of AMD Radeon compute units offering much better graphical performance.

Its processors offer flexibility between workload and power demands. They are set to 15W as default but can be increased to 25W for compute-intensive applications or decreased to 10W for temperature or power-restricted applications. The 8-core 16-thread Ryzen V2718 delivers impressive performance for a low-power chip supplying a core frequency of 1.7GHz and an impressive max turbo frequency of 4.15GHz. The lower power Ryzen V2516 has 6-cores and 12-threads with a core frequency of 2.1GHz and a max turbo frequency of 3.95GHz, providing similar performance to a 65W 10th Generation Intel Core i5 processor at a fraction of the power.

As part of their Embedded System Services the company offers a complete ‘board to display’ pairing service, including the LCD of choice, a custom display BIOS, touch screen options and interface cables for an all-in-one modular HMI solution. It can also assist in designing and building a fully bespoke HMI system for plugging straight into a device or machine.


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