Wednesday, October 27th 2021

Simply NUC Launches Fanless Rugged Mini PC Powered by Latest AMD Ryzen Embedded Processors

Simply NUC, Inc, a leading mini computer integration company, recently announced Cypress Porcoolpine, a new Simply NUC branded Rugged Long-Life Mini PC. As the fanless version of the newly released Cypress family, Cypress Porcoolpine delivers performance and innovation for embedded solutions without the use of a cooling fan.

Cypress Porcoolpine is the first rugged Mini PC featuring V2000 Embedded AMD processors and is guaranteed to be sold in the same form, fit, and function for seven years from launch. Simply NUC is currently taking orders on Cypress Porcoolpine with units now shipping.
"Whether its industrial computing, digital signage, or gathering edge data analytics, we saw an opportunity to create a fanless mini PC using the latest AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 processors," said Charles Abdouch, Simply NUC CTO, "With the addition of Cypress Porcoolpine, we can now offer customers a long life mini PC to meet any of their embedded application needs."

One Cypress Porcoolpine SKU is already shipping with pricing starting at $789 USD. The Cypress Porcoolpine LLM2V5CYF based on the AMD Ryzen V2516 Processor, is intended for mainstream performance usages such creating digital kiosks, deploying intelligent vending machines, or refreshing enterprise PCs. A higher performing Cypress Porcoolpine SKU is expected to launch in early 2022.

Cypress Porcoolpine features Ethernet with speeds up to 2.5 Gbps and can control up to four vibrant 4K displays independently via dual HDMI 2.1 ports and dual USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports with DisplayPort 1.4 capability. New AMD Radeon Graphics with up to 1.6 GHz processing also enables 1.3x faster rendering for enhanced visual immersion. The fanless Porcoolpine chassis provides flexible configuration of the IO ports to expand USB 3.0, LAN, and audio connections, optimizing the unit for application specific needs.

With AMD Secure Processor technology, Cypress Porcoolpine stays ahead of security threats with built-in hardware-enhanced security that enables trusted networks for remote management of unattended digital kiosks and intelligent vending machines by securely storing credentials and other confidential data. Validated for 24/7 operation and supporting an operating temperature range of 0-40 C, Cypress Porcoolpine ensures solutions that are built to last.

With numerous configuration options, Cypress Porcoolpine can be customized to power a wide range of embedded applications and will be shipped within 48 hours of receiving your order.

Formed in 2015 and headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, Simply NUC, Inc. is a global systems integrator and OEM specializing in mini computers. Simply NUC provides fully configured, warrantied, and supported mini PC systems to businesses and consumers, as well as end-to-end NUC project development, custom operating system installations, and NUC accessories.
Source: Simply NUC
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tygrus
Notebooks & NUC are still being sold with 2.5 to 6 yr old tech. I still see some AMD notebooks with A series (pre-Zen) or mobile 3000 series. Many NUC sold with ZEN1+ designs. NUC with decent ZEN2 design are hard enough to find, far harder to find ZEN3 designs. Even some of the Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors are still using ZEN2 with a new stepping/revision to improve power management, could have just used ZEN3 but they over complicated the situation.

The AMD products are great but by the time they get on the shelves, they're average or soon to be behind Intel. Push them 6 to 9months earlier would be a huge advantage considering other TSMC customers are releasing new node products around 12months or more before AMD uses them. After 15% performance gain, another 5% gain is not worth waiting another 6 months?
Some of the delay for ZEN4 is major changes to the memory controllers & the rest of the IO die. Instead of aiming for <4800MTs DDR5 they are waiting for higher spec DDR5, time to understand the quirks & improve compatibility with faster DDR5. Time will tell if they get it to use 6000MT/s DDR5 or if it allows better performance than Intel memory controllers. I think early silicon from Intel showed worse performance with DDR5 than with DDR4, I assume they have improved that situation before/with the retail revision. Firmware upgrades & OS updates will also change the performance comparisons between competitors.
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