This week at Embedded World, we have a new AMD embedded part. The new AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 series combines Zen+ cores for low-power embedded SoCs. Zen+ is per the AMD release, and we confirmed this since there was another source in there citing Zen 2. We are going with the official release and AMD confirmation here.
AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 SoCs Launched
The new R2000 series has a total of four new SKUs all with AMD GPU IP for 3-4 display outputs. These chips update the 2019 Ryzen R1000 series. The lowest end is the AMD R2312 which is a 2 core / 4 thread part that is already in production. This features only 8x PCIe Gen3 lanes and DDR4-2400.
Moving up the stack, the AMD R2314 has 4C/ 4T and adds another display interface, DDR4-2666, and 16 lanes of PCIe Gen 3. The AMD R2514 adds SMT for 4C/ 8T as well as slightly higher clock speeds. While the three lower-power SKUs default to 15W TDP and can go as low as 12W, there is a higher-power part as well. The AMD Ryzen Embedded R2544 is a 45W TDP part (configurable from 35W-54W) and adds higher clock speeds, faster memory support (DDR4-3200), and the ability to drive a fourth 4K display.
Both the AMD Ryzen R2314 and R2312 are in-production today. The R2544 and R2514 are expected to be in production starting in October 2022.
AMD has had its embedded SoCs for some time and is making a combined push in the embedded market via a Xilinx and x86 roadmap. You can learn more in our AMD-Xilinx and AI Updates at AMD Financial Analyst Day 2022 and in the following video:
For those that read the above, and are wondering why Zen+, the embedded market typically has very long lifecycles. Also, there are some times when one simply needs cores with integrated GPUs to drive displays. AMD has been targeting those markets using its GPU IP and x86 cores. According to the roadmap, we saw a few weeks ago, we would expect AMD to have new parts in the coming quarters for the embedded space as it utilizes the combined AMD and Xilinx embedded portfolios.