DFI GHF51 is the smallest AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SBC in a RPi Size

DFI GHF51 is the smallest AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SBC in a RPi Size

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DFI, a global leader in the provision of various high-performance computing technology, has released the smallest AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 Single Board Computer released so far called the DFI GHF51. We have seen a couple of AMD Ryzen Embedded boards with the likes of the Kontron 3.5″-SBC-VR1000, SAPPHIRE FS-FP5R, and a couple of others and all can be categorized as larger size boards as compared to the typical Raspberry Pi SBCs footprint standards. The DFI GHF51 changes all that measuring at 84 x 55 mm, is about the same size as the everyday Raspberry Pi.

DFI GHF51

At the core of the DJI GHF51 is the dual-core, quad-threaded performance Ryzen R1000 SoC announced in 2019 by AMD. The GHF51 comes equipped with 2GB, and up to 8GB 3200MHz DDR4 RAM, also eMMC support is included from 16GB to 64GB onboard. Alongside the features mentioned, the board comes with a single GbE port with an option to select from Intel I211AT or I211IT controllers, USB3.1 Gen 2 type C port is available on the board with 2x micro-HDMI display ports capable of up to 4096 x 2160 resolution at 24Hz which all summarized the currently provided preliminary specifications released by DFI.

DFI GHF51

Some specifications

  • AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 Series
  • Small form factor 1.8″ SBC for space-limited applications
  • Single Channel DDR4 Memory Down up to 2GB/4GB/8GB
  • HDMI 1.4 resolution supports up to 4096×2160 @ 60Hz
  • Expansion and Storage: 1 Mini PCIe, 1 SMBus
  • Rich I/O: 1 Intel GbE, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 2, 2 Micro HDMI
  • 10-Year CPU Life Cycle Support Until Q2′ 27 (Based on AMD Roadmap)

The board is expected to run operating systems booting via UEFI, such as Linux and Win 10 IoT. It comes with an operating temperature of  0 to 60°C and an optional-20 to 70°C operating temperatures as well. The board provides 8-bit DIO, SMBus, and a full-size mini-PCIe slot with PCIe Gen2 and USB 2.0 (or optional USB 3.1 Gen2). There’s also a watchdog, TPM 2.0 chip, and an RTC with coin cell battery.

DFI GHF51

There is no pricing information or board availability available for the Raspberry Pi size like the DJI GHF51 board on the product page. Still, according to LinuzGixmos, the SBC is expected to be available around Q3 2020, so more information will be expected to be available soon.

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