Rugged computer module uses AMD’s Ryzen for graphics performance

The CB71C is a rugged COM Express module for rail, public transportation and industry applications, released by MEN Mikro Elektronik.

It is designed for data acquisition, infotainment, transcoding and live 3D applications in these demanding environments. The module is compatible with COM Express Type 6 pin-out and conforms to the VITA 59 standard, which specifies robust mechanics to ensure reliable operation even under the harshest environmental conditions.

Based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded family, the CB71C Rrugged COM Express module can now be equipped with the new Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC in addition to the choice of a Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC.

The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC features a Radeon Vega graphics engine with three compute units. There is also support for up to three displays with a resolution of up to 4k without additional graphics hardware. When using the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC, up to four Zen processor cores are accessible, making the CB71C also suitable for virtualization.

The Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC has low power consumption combined with its high single-thread performance and high clock with dual core and quad thread performance.

The modules with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 provide passive cooling and a temperature range from -40 to +85 degrees C are possible with the low-power versions. The CB71C can be equipped with up to 32Gbyte directly soldered DDR4 main memory and a 16Gbyte eMMC. PCI Express 3.0, DDI (DP, eDP, HDMI), SATA 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 are available as high-speed interfaces.

The COM module has a board management controller with monitoring functions and a trusted platform module. The module also uses the Secure Memory Encryption capability in the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC. This feature is particularly useful for security-critical applications such as payment and ticketing terminals, fleet management or monitoring.

MEN Mikro Elektronik was founded in 1982. It develops and produces standard and custom computing solutions, embedded COTS boards and devices for mobile, industrial and safety-critical applications.

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