Highly integrated embedded SBC ideal for image intensive applications

30-03-2022 | Review Display | Subs & Systems

Review Display Systems (RDS) now offers the availability of the new AMD-based Kontron D3714-V/R mini-STX SBC. Able to support four independent displays, with resolutions of up to 4K, the highly integrated SBC is ideal for usage in a broad variety of embedded systems including digital signage, medical displays, information terminals, ticketing kiosks, thin clients, and ultra-small industrial PCs.

The series supports fan-less operation with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 series processors. Excellent graphics performance is provided with the integrated AMD Radeon Vega GPU, giving support for up to three DisplayPorts (V1.4, including DP++ support) and one HDMI port (V2.0b), driving display resolutions of up to 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels).

The board also provides dual-channel 24-bit LVDS, an embedded DisplayPort V1.3 (4K), 8-bit GPIO and HD audio onboard. Other interfaces comprise USB 2.0, USB 3.1 (Gen1/Gen2) and SATA III. An M.2 SSD interface (Key-M: 2230/2242/2280) allows the connection of SSD storage. Furthermore, the motherboard supports M.2 WLAN/Bluetooth (Key-E: 2230), and the AMD-integrated TPM V2.0 allows a high-security standard for trusted computing.

Depending on the graphics performance demands, three different motherboard versions are provided. The V2 variant is furnished with the AMD V1605B processor (Quad-Core 2/3.6GHz), GPU @ 1.1GHz, eight compute units and supports four displays. The R2 variant is based on an AMD Embedded R1305G (Dual-Core 1.5/2.8GHz), GPU @ 1GHz, three compute units and supports three displays. The R1 version employs an AMD R1102G (dual-core 1.2/2.6GHz), GPU @ 1GHz, also three compute units and supports two displays.

The new product implements the compact mini-STX format, which offers dimensions of only 140mm (h) x 148mm (w). An operating temperature range of -10C to +60C is supported.

The SBC will operate with a Microsoft Windows 10 or Linux-64 operating system. The company can produce bespoke options for firmware and OS support, including custom embedded Windows system images and exclusive configurations to gibve corporate branding or logos on BIOS start-up splash screens.

By Natasha Shek