The Taiwanese company DFI specializes in the production of motherboards, computer hardware and other components for industrial use. It has been in the market for over 40 years and has won many awards. With the Embedded World 2023 annual trade fair underway, DFI has unveiled its new tablet PC. However, as you can imagine, this is not another “normal” SBC. The PCSF51 really crushes existing solutions in terms of performance.
DFI introduced the new PCSF51 tablet computer at Embedded World 2023. Its biggest feature, and at the same time a small revolution in the SBC world, is the use of an AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 series unit.
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Of course, PCSF51 is not aimed at individuals who like to tinker as a hobby. The second generation of DFI boards are powerful parts of electronics, mainly intended for industrial applications, robotics or AI departments. The heart of the mini PC is one of the latest AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 series processors. The weakest of them, marked R2312, has two cores and 4 threads, capable of operating at a frequency from 2.1 GHz to 3.5 GHz. In turn, the most powerful system with 4 cores and 8 threads can reach 3.7GHz. The new series is based on Zen + architecture combined with AMD Vega GPU, which has 8 controllers. The power consumption of processors ranges from 12 to 54 watts, but on this motherboard it reaches a very low value. So we are dealing with a very efficient system that also consumes very little energy.
|Healer||AMD Ryzen Embedded R2000 Series – Picasso
R2314 – 4C / 4T – 2.1 – 3.5GHz
R2312 – 2C / 4T – 2.7 – 3.5GHz
R2514 – 4C / 8T – 2.1 – 3.7GHz
|ram||4/8GB DDR4 2667MHz|
|graphics processor||AMD Vega / 8 CU graphics processor
4096 x 2160 at 24 Hz
|Built-in memory||32/64/128GB eMMC 5.0|
|communication||Gigabit Ethernet port – Intel I210AT PCIe (10/100 / 1000Mbps)|
|Micro memory card slot||no|
|interfaces and more||2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
|Connectors||HDMI 1.4 port
M.2 electronic key
|System support||Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 64-bit
Linux (Kernel 5.4) Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
|measuring||1.8 inch / 84 x 55 mm|
|BIOS||AMI SPI 64Mbit|
|price||From $ 480 (~ 2100 PLN) for the basic configuration|
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On board we will also see 4 or 8GB of fast DDR4 RAM clocked at 2667MHz. The integrated graphics chip with both processors is capable of supporting 4 4K displays, but only AMD mentions this. The available capacity of the built-in memory ranges from 32 to 128 GB eMMC 5.0. Of course, we also find the M.2 Key E connector, to which we can easily “add” an additional drive, as well as connect compatible accessories. The board has one RJ-45 connector, HDMI 1.4, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and an 8-bit DIO, which are used to connect various peripherals. The processor is guaranteed for 10 years of support. A small computer with such large power and small size, which is also very energy efficient, will certainly contribute to the better development of existing projects. However, if someone wants to make a purchase decision, because he is closely involved in a project that requires high computing power, he will have to pay close to PLN 2,100 for the board in the weakest configuration. However, you have to wait some time for it to become available.
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