Friday, June 14, 2024

Rugged Quad-Core Module For Industrial Temperature Range Applications

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  • Provides impressive performance in real-time
  • Allows a complete USB-C implementation on the carrier board

congatec, a provider of embedded computing technology has introduced its new conga-TR4 COM Express Type 6 module with AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 Series processors. Typical applications for the COM Express modules include edge computing with embedded vision and artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous vehicles, railcars and wagons, outdoor equipment in the oil and gas industries, mobile ambulance equipment, broadcasting vans or in security and video surveillance, as well as base station equipment for 5G.

Enhanced performance

The most demanding graphics and compute workloads can benefit from the modules’ 4 cores, 8 threads and 8 GPU compute units that deliver massive processing throughput of AMD’s Zen microarchitecture in an ultra-rugged shape. The thermal design power (TDP) is scalable from 12W to 25W enabling truly immersive 4k UHD system designs with passive cooling only.

The maximum performance of the new conga-TR4 COM Express Type 6 module is at 1.6 GHz to 2.8 GHz turbo boost in the sub-zero temperature range (up to ‑40 degrees Celsius) and 2.0 GHz to a maximum of 3.6 GHz in the positive temperature range (up to +85 degrees Celsius). The impressive performance of the ultra-rugged conga-TR4 Computer-on-Modules has been made available in a real-time capable design and also includes real-time hypervisor support by Real-Time Systems for virtual machine deployments and workload consolidation in edge computing scenarios.

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Detailed features

The high-performance conga-TR4 COM Express Type 6 module is based on the latest AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1404I multi-core processor for the industrial temperature range. It supports up to 32GB energy-efficient and fast dual-channel DDR4 memory with up to 3200 MT/s and optional ECC for maximum data security. The integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega graphics with 8 compute units symbolises cutting edge embedded graphics. It supports up to four independent displays with up to 4k UHD resolution and 10-bit HDR, as well as DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.4 for 3D graphics. The integrated video engine enables hardware-accelerated streaming of HEVC (H.265) video in both directions. Thanks to HSA and OpenCL 2.0 support, deep learning workloads can be assigned to the GPU. In safety-critical applications, the integrated AMD Secure Processor helps with hardware-accelerated RSA, SHA, and AES encryption and decryption.

The new conga-TR4 allows a complete USB-C implementation on the carrier board including USB 3.1 Gen 2 with 10 Gbit/s, Power Delivery and DisplayPort 1.4 to connect external touchscreens with a single cable. Further performance-oriented interfaces include 1x PEG 3.0 x8, 4x PCIe Gen 3 and 4x PCIe Gen 2, 3x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 8x USB 2.0, 2x SATA Gen 3, and 1x Gbit Ethernet. I/Os for SD, SPI, LPC, I²C as well as 2x legacy UART from the CPU and High Definition Audio round off the range of interfaces. The supported operating systems include Linux, Yocto 2.0 and Microsoft Windows 10, or optionally Windows 7.

The conga-TR4 COM Express Type 6 Computer-on-Modules can be ordered in the following variants, with standard temperature range configurations also available:


Processor   Cores/
  Clock [GHz] (Base/Boost)   L2/L3
Cache (MB)
  GPU Compute Units   TDP [W]
New: AMD Ryzen Embedded V1404I 4 / 4 2.0 /3.6

(<0°C: 1.6/2.8)

2 / 4 8 12 – 25
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1807B 4 / 8 3.35 / 3.75 2 / 4 11 35 – 54
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1756B 4 / 8 3.25 / 3.60 2 / 4 8 35 – 54
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B 4 / 8 2.0 / 3.6 2 / 4 8 12 – 25
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1202B 2 / 4 2.5 / 3.4 1 / 2 3 12 – 25



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