Excellent processing performance and low power consumption to meet exacting thermal requirements

Overview

  • Formerly codenamed "Merlin Falcon"
  • “Excavator” x86 CPU Cores
  • AMD Radeon™ 3rd Generations Graphics Core Next (GCN)
  • DDR4 / DDR3 up to 2400 MT/s with ECC
  • 1.0-Compliant Heterogeneous System Architecture 
  • Integrated I/O controller for single chip embedded applications
  • 3 Independent Displays capable of 4k resolution at 60Hz
  • Built-in Multimedia Decoder and Encoder
  • Industrial Temperature Option
Embedded R-Series SOC Diagram

Built For Speed

The integration of AMD Radeon™ graphics via the third-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture enables the AMD Embedded R-Series SoC to deliver up to 58% more graphics performance than the Intel Core i7-5650U based on the 3DMark® 11 (Performance) benchmark1 , and 22% more graphics performance than the previous generation AMD Embedded R-Series RX-427BB processor based on the 3DMark® 11 (Performance) benchmark.2 For parallel processing applications, HSA technology balances workloads between the CPU and GPU allowing for optimal processing performance, reducing latencies and maximizing access to 2MB of shared L2 cache memory using Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access (hUMA) technology.

Additionally, the AMD Embedded R-Series SoC can deliver up to 25% more CPU-intensive performance than the 2nd Generation AMD Embedded R-Series APU based on compute-intensive industry standard performance benchmarks3. Enable a turbo boost in power without the additional power draw (available on T56N and T40N models).

Power, Temperature & Design Versatility

The AMD Embedded R-Series SoC features a configurable thermal design power (cTDP) capability that enables a programmable TDP range from 12W to 35W, giving system designers the flexibility to tune power consumption and thermal profiles to meet their unique requirements. Standard 0°C to 90°C and, for the first time on an R-Series device, industrial -40°C to 105°C temperature (iTemp) processors are offered. The AMD Embedded R-Series SoC occupies a 35% smaller footprint than second-generation AMD Embedded R-Series APUs.5

Advanced Multimedia & Display

Enabling stunning video performance, providing true 4K encode and decode and integrated support for DirectX® 12, Unified Video Decode (UVD) 6 (4K H.2654 and H.264 decode) and Video Coding Engine (VCE) 3.1 (4K H.264 encode). Up to three displays are supported with options to use the Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) 1.4, DisplayPort (DP) 1.2, Digital Video Interface (DVI) or HDMI™ 1.4/2.0 interfaces.

Additional Key Benefits

  • AMD’s first embedded processor with dual-channel 64-bit DDR4 or DDR3 with Error-Correction Code (ECC), with speeds up to DDR4-2400 and DDR3-2133, and support for 1.2V DDR4 and 1.5V/1.35V DDR3 
  • Dedicated AMD Secure Processor supports secure boot with AMD Hardware Validated Boot (HVB); initiates trusted boot environment before starting x86 cores 
  • High-performance Integrated FCH featuring PCIe® Gen3 USB3.0, SATA3, SD, GPIO, SPI, I2S, I2C, UART

Applications

The R-Series SoC performance attributes are complemented with dynamic power management capabilities and other key benefits, which, together, distinguish the AMD Embedded R-Series SoC as an ideal fit for the most exacting embedded applications. Here are just a few:

Learn more about how the R-Series SoC was used to create Barco’s CSE to facilitate meetings.

Embedded R-Series SOC Product Chart
Footnotes
  1. The AMD RX-421BD processor (configured for 15W TDP) scored 2190 and the Intel Core i7-5650U (15W) scored 1384. The score for the RX-421BD (2.1 GHz base, 3.4 GHz boost) was measured using an AMD Gardenia motherboard with 8GB of DDR3-2133 memory, a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 solid state drive (SSD), and graphics driver 15.101.0.0. The score for the Core i7-5650U (2.2 GHz) was measured using a Congatec TC97 module with 8GB of DDR3-1600 memory, a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 solid state drive (SSD), and graphics driver 10.18.14.4139. Both systems running Windows 8.1 Professional. EMB-134
  2. Comparison is based on the 3DMark11 (Performance) benchmark score of both products. The AMD RX-421BD (35W) processor scored 2720; the RX-427BB (35W) scored 2235. The score for the RX-421BD (2.1 GHz base, 3.4 GHz boost) was measured using an AMD Gardenia motherboard with 8GB of DDR3-2133 memory, a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 solid state drive (SSD), and graphics driver 15.101.0.0. The score for the RX-427BB (2.7 GHz base, 3.6 GHz boost) was measured using an AMD Ballina motherboard with 8GB of DDR3-2133 SO-DIMM memory, a Hitachi 256GB HDD, and graphics driver 13.350.0.0. Both systems ran Windows® 8.1 Professional. EMB-133 
  3. Comparison is based on performance measured using the EEMBC CoreMark v1.0 MT benchmark. The AMD RX-421BD (35W) processor scored 65693; the RX-427BB (35W) scored 52662. The score for the RX-421BD (2.1 GHz base, 3.4 GHz boost) was measured using an AMD Gardenia motherboard with 8GB of DDR3-2133 memory, a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 solid state drive (SSD) and graphics driver 15.101.0.0. The score for the RX-427BB (2.7 GHz base, 3.6 GHz boost) was measured using an AMD Ballina motherboard with 8GB of DDR3-2133 SO-DIMM memory, a Hitachi 256GB HDD and graphics driver 13.350.0.0. Both systems ran Windows® 8.1 Professional. EMB-137 
  4. HEVC acceleration is subject to inclusion/installation of compatible HEVC players. GD-81 
  5. Merlin Falcon = 1073mm^2. Bald Eagle + Chipset = 928mm^2 + 600.25mm^2 = 1528.25mm^2. Difference = 455.25mm^2 or 35% 

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