Advantech Releases SOM-6872: A Powerful COMe Compact Module with AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V2000 SoC
Taipei, Taiwan, March 2021 — Advantech, a leading embedded and AIoT solution provider has released the SOM-6872 COM Express Type 6 module equipped with AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V2000 SoC. This powerful, compact module delivers excellent performance and supports 8 x cores, 16 x threads, turbo boost (up to 4.25GHz), and 4 x independent 4K displays. Advantech’s SOM-6872 features built-in I/O interfaces and facilitates excellent graphic performance without requiring additional graphics cards. This solution is an excellent choice for digital signage, medical imaging, machine vision, gaming, and other graphics-intensive applications.
How to have powerful performance but with low power consumption and small size at the same time is always an important task for hardware designers. The SOM-6872 is designed for this. It meets the demands for simultaneously powerful, compact, and energy efficient solutions. This small (95 x 95 mm/ 3.74 x 3.74 in) module delivers superior performance via 54W high TDP, and uses 24% less space compared to COMe Basic models. Despite being small, it delivers surprisingly high CPU Mark score tested by PASSMARK PerformanceTest V10.1, 21716. This score is better than 87% of the existing CPUs and even equals to server grade computing performance! Not only performance, this powerful solution supports ample I/O interfaces — including USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe Gen 3, GbE, SATA 3, and 4K display interfaces (DP++, HDMI, VGA, and LVDS). In addition, the on board TPM and 64GB ECC/Non-ECC memory improves both security and reliability. Customers leveraging SOM-6872 could expect superior performance and increased system space without enduring costly design changes.
AMD’s innovative 7nm technology and Zen 2 architecture enables V2000 SoC to double performance per watt. V2000 10 ~ 25W SKUs achieve 45W level performance in mobile CPU categories. Congruously, 35 ~ 54W SKUs reached 95W level performance in desktop CPU categories. SOM-6872 remains capable of 100% performance without throttling when the SoC is at 54W TDP. This is achieved by using Advantech’s patented thermal solution — the Quadro Flow Cooling System (QFCS). SOM-6872 uses two TDP options (35 ~ 54W and 10 ~ 25W) to fulfil the needs of middle/high-end systems. In addition, Advantech leverages extensive Computer-on-Module design-in experience to provide comprehensive design reference documents and multiple evaluation carrier boards. When combined with SOM-6872’s adaptability to different systems, these materials significantly ease adoption and reduce development costs.
iManager, Advantech’s proprietary software, augments SOM-6872’s already impressive performance by delivering 24/7 real-time I/O interface control and monitoring. Similarly, WISE-DeviceOn enables customers to monitor system statuses remotely, update programs over the air (OTA), and prevent system malfunctions. As an added benefit, SOM-6872 supports BIOS storage protection, secure boot, and BIOS power-management features. In sum, this combination of innovative technologies and easy integration make SOM-6872 applicable to myriad AIoT/IIoT applications.
- COM Express R3.0 Compact Type 6 Module with AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V2000 SoC
2 x DDR4-3200 SODIMM dual channel with up to 64GB ECC/non-ECC memory support
I/Os include — 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x PCIe x8 Gen3, 8 x PCIe x1 Gen3, 1 x GbE, and 2 x SATA 3.0
Supports 4 x 4K display (DP++, HDMI, VGA, LVDS)
QFCS thermal solution unleashes 100% performance without throttling
Supports Advantech iManager and WISE-DeviceOn
Wide operating temperature support (0 ~ 60 °C/32 ~ 140 °F)