AMD aims at IoT with Zen architecture-based processors
New A Ryzen embedded V1000 and AMD EPYC embedded 3000 processors deliver performance, security features, scalability and ease-of-use
Following the launch of its "Zen" architecture-based embedded processors, AMD has positioned its latest products to help customers apply and advance the use of internet of things (IoT) principles to a growing number of applications such as industrial systems, smart cities, inventory management, medical displays, and point of sale.
The company said the same qualities that the new processors apply to vertical markets, including gaming, medical imaging, thin clients and aerospace, can translate into benefits for IoT solutions for edge gateways, servers and interconnected products. In addition, AMD is a supporting member of EdgeX Foundry, a group of ecosystem partners with the common goal of improving IoT interoperability and collaborating with more than 70 participating members towards a quality open environment and framework for building and accelerating IoT deployments.
"Complexity is a hallmark of the current IoT environment with varying perspectives on the best approach and a seemingly endless number of devices becoming connected. As a founding member of the EdgeX Foundry, which is dedicated to IoT interoperability, AMD is committed to breaking through these barriers to deliver flexible and reliable tools required to serve as the foundation for edge computing and IoT gateways," said Stephen Turnbull, director of product marketing, Data Centre and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. "We've seen major interest and adoption of our ‘Zen' architecture-based processors in personal computing and the datacenter. Now AMD Ryzen Embedded processors and AMD EPYC Embedded processors are poised to bring equally impressive results to high-growth markets developing products for the IoT space."
Customers that choose to develop solutions for IoT applications based on embedded products from AMD will benefit from strong performance and cutting-edge security features, the company said.
AMD said an on-chip secure processor, in tandem with hardware-validated boot capabilities, protects data and helps ensure systems boot up based on trusted software. Security measures are bolstered even further with Secure Memory Encryption to help deter unauthorised physical memory access and Secure Encrypted Virtualisation for encrypting virtual machine memory.