SAPPHIRE Announces New Family of Compact AMD Ryzen™ Embedded Processor Based Motherboards at Embedded World 2020.
SAPPHIRE Technology builds on the reputation and strength of its embedded systems business division by announcing a new series of embedded motherboards with a compact footprint that deliver improved levels of performance, features and stability to customers. Powered by the latest AMD Ryzen™ Embedded Processor which feature the AMD RadeonTM “Vega” graphics combined with the high-performance “Zen” CPU, the BP-FP5 and NP-FP5 embedded platforms provide a stable balance of low power consumption and optimized performance for the embedded markets.
According to Paul Smith, Director of SAPPHIRE’s Embedded Business Division, “the versatile and effective design of these boards with low power compute and high-resolution multimedia display capability make them perfect for a wide variety of industry applications in the Embedded space such as industrial PC, interactive digital signage, thin clients and POS terminals”.
SAPPHIRE’s BP-FP5 and NP-FP5 embedded boards have a compact footprint of 4 inches x 4 inches and feature up to 32 GB dual-channel DDR4 (2400 MHz) SODIMM memory as well as expansion interfaces including M.2 sockets for WiFi and SSD modules. The BP-FP5 supports up to three independent 4K displays with on board 2 x DisplayPort (DP) and 1 x HDMI 2.0 and I/O connectivity of 5 x USB ports. The NP-FP5 supports up to two independent 4K displays with on board 2x mini-DisplayPort (DP) and I/O connectivity of 5 x USB ports. Moreover, the BP-FP5 and NP-FP5 boards operate with maximum APU thermal design power (TDP) of 25W whilst delivering outstanding compute and graphics performance.
Powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded Processor
The BP-FP5 and NP-FP5 support the latest AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 Processors that provide ultra-high performance to embedded markets by combining the powerful performance of the pioneering "Zen" CPU and “Vega” GPU architectures in a seamlessly-integrated SoC solution that sets a new standard for next-generation embedded designs.
“With the AMD Ryzen Embedded processors, our goal is to provide customers with the seamless compute power needed for designers to achieve new levels of versatility and efficiency for embedded computing,” said Stephen Turnbull, director of product management and business development, Embedded Solutions, AMD. “We are excited to see SAPPHIRE use the AMD Ryzen Embedded processors to deliver innovative products, such as the BP-FP5 and NP-FP5 embedded boards, delivering a stable balance of low power consumption and optimized performance for the embedded markets.”
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Simply NUC the leading specialist of NUC-based mini-computer systems is announcing an extension of their line of long-life mini-computer product line based on SAPPHIRE embedded motherboards at Embedded World 2020. Simply NUC will launch three new families. These include Post Oak based on the BP-FP5 motherboards powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1605B and R1606G Processor APUs, Red Oak based on the NP-FP5 motherboards with AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1505G and R1305G Processor APU versions and Evergreen a more cost-effective solution based on the BP GX424CC-LC2 motherboard.
Why SAPPHIRE Embedded Solutions?
SAPPHIRE Technology is designing and delivering products from its Embedded Systems Business Unit, targeting graphics intensive embedded system designs and small format computing solutions for a wide range of applications.
SAPPHIRE’s innovation in design and expertise in manufacturing enables it to deliver a range of standard and custom solutions for the embedded market. SAPPHIRE is closely aligned with AMD for its embedded solutions and exclusively uses AMD technology at the core of its embedded graphics and computing solutions.
With its long history in graphics, SAPPHIRE is developing and producing unique products for the visual embedded market, including multi-output add-in graphics cards and modules as well as motherboards featuring on-board multi-output display capability. These solutions target applications with high resolution and multi-display requirements such as Digital Signage, Gaming Machines, Video Surveillance and HD Multi-Displays for information systems.
The SAPPHIRE Embedded BU can also deliver a number of mainboard solutions based on the latest APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) technology from AMD. The APU combines a multi-core CPU with on-chip graphics and control circuitry to allow powerful small format computing solutions to be implemented. SAPPHIRE offers a broad range of mini-ITX motherboards with enhanced on-board capability as well as custom form factors and features specifically designed for embedded markets. For applications where space is at a premium, SAPPHIRE offers highly integrated solutions based on the latest AMD Embedded technology.