congatec places AMD’s Ryzen processor on COM Express Type 6 module

Boasting more power on a smaller footprint, congatec has introduced the conga-TCV2, based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 processor on a compact COM Express Type 6 module.

The conga-TCV2 offers up to two times the performance per watt of earlier generations and two times more CPU cores. It is also only 76 per cent of the previous module size but on a 100 per cent pin-compatible form factor.

The AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 SoC integrates AMD Radeon graphics, with up to seven GPU compute units. The Zen 2 cores in the CPU are based on a 7nm manufacturing process technology while the architecture has been optimised to add an estimated 15 per cent more instructions per clock.

With up to eight cores and 16 threads on a single ball grid array (BGA), the Computer-on-Modules are suitable for digitisation and parallel processing edge analytics, says congatec. This includes workload balancing and consolidation enabled by virtual machines using congatec’s RTS real time hypervisor implementations. Other applications include all standard embedded systems, from industrial box PCs and thin clients to embedded computing systems, smart robotics, e-mobility and autonomous vehicles that use deep learning to optimise situational awareness.

“With up to 16 threads, high performance embedded system designs at the edge can now execute twice as many tasks at given TDP ranges, which is great news for edge computing as more and more parallel tasks occur at the edge, explained Martin Danzer, director of product management, at congatec. “It is also impressive to see integrated graphics performance continues to offer outstanding 3D graphics quality on up to four independent 4k60 displays,” he said. “All this comes in scalable TDP classes ranging from 54W down to extremely low-power configurations consuming as little as 10W”.

The conga-TCV2 high-performance COM Express Compact modules with Type 6 pinout are based on the latest AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 multi-core processors, the V2748, V2718, V2546 and V2516 processors with six to 16 cores and three or four L2 caches and six or eight L3 caches, depending on the processor model.

Symmetrical multi-processing capabilities enables the modules to provide high parallel processing performance with up to 16 threads. The modules feature 4Mbyte L2 cache, 8Mbyte L3 cache, and up to 32Gbyte energy-efficient and fast dual-channel 64-bit DDR4 memory with up to 3200 MT/s and ECC support for maximum data security. The integrated AMD Radeon graphics with up to seven compute units support applications that need high-performance graphics computing, advises congatec.

The conga-TCV2 Computer-on-Module supports up to four independent displays with up to 4k60 UHD resolution over three DisplayPort 1.4/HDMI 2.1 and one LVDS/eDP. Other interfaces include one PEG 3.0 x8 and eight PCIe Gen 3 lanes, two USB 3.1 Gen 2, eight USB 2.0, up to two SATA Gen 3, one Gbit Ethernet, eight general purpose I/Os, SPI, LPC, as well as two legacy UART provided by the board controller.

The supported hypervisor and operating systems include RTS Hypervisor as well as Microsoft Windows 10, Linux/Yocto, Android Q and Wind River VxWorks. For safety-critical applications, the integrated AMD Secure Processor helps with hardware-accelerated encryption and decryption of RSA, SHA and AES. TPM support is onboard as well

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