DFI introduces a credit card sized AMD Ryzen card

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DFI introduces a credit card sized AMD Ryzen card

DFI has announced what they consider the smallest single board computer (SBC) in the world that uses AMD’s Ryzen Embedded processor. The GHF51 motherboard the size of a highly integrated credit card can be used for a variety of applications that need to be small in size, but which offer functionality and performance of a modern PC.

The 1.8-inch DFI GHF51 platform carries the Ryzen Embedded R1000 AMD series dual-core SoC with AMD Radeon Vega GPU with three processing units (192 stream processors) with H.264, H.265 and VP9 hardware decoding. The SoC can be paired with 2/4/8 GB of single channel DDR4-3200 memory and 16/32/64 GB of eMMC memory. The SBC features a Mini PCIe slot for an additional board, an 8-pin DIO header, two micro HDMI 1.4 (4Kp30) outputs, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, a GbE connector (controlled by Intel I211AT or the I210IT chip) and an fTPM 2.0 chip.

Currently, DFI lists two AMD SBCs with Ryzen technology: GHF51-BN-43R16 with the Ryzen Embedded R1606G APU (2.60 GHz – 3.50 GHz, 12 W) and GHF51-BN-43R15 with the Ryzen Embedded R1505G APU (2.40 GHz – 3.30 GHz, 12 W). Both cards contain 4 GB of DDR4-3200 memory, 32 GB of eMMC memory, two micro HDMI outputs, one GbE port and one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port. Eventually, the company plans to add motherboards powered by Ryzen Embedded R1102G low-power (1.20 GHz – 2.60 GHz, 6 W) or Ryzen Embedded R1305G (1.50 GHz – 2.80 GHz, 8 / SoCs). 10 W) in the lineup in an offer to deal with applications that require less energy.

DFI’s GHF51 SBC is an example when AMD’s Ryzen Embedded enters the embedded form factor market. 1.8-inch SBCs can power various applications with small form factor or IoT that can take advantage of high-performance Zen cores, but in theory they can also be used in devices that currently use Raspberry Pi or similar. Obviously, a Ryzen Embedded SBC will probably cost more than a Raspberry Pi, but it will also provide higher performance, which opens the door to new use cases.

DFI has not announced the prices of its AMD Ryzen Embedded-based SBCs or their availability dates. In fact, the GHF51 product page currently mentions the “Preliminary” status of the cards.

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Sources: DFI