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Date: 2/20/2018
All-In-One Gaming Platform with Ground breaking AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 processor & “Cabinet-Ready I/O”

Wednesday 21st February 2018 - Advantech-Innocore the gaming focused business group of Advantech Corp, announces the new DPX-E140 gaming system. The DPX®-E140 is a complete gaming system for the regulated casino and AWP gaming markets combining all the hardware features necessary for a gaming platform together in a high performance industrial grade system.

Breaking new ground in integrated graphics performance, the new AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 processor with AMD Radeon™ Vega Graphics allows the DPX-E140 to meet the ever increasing demands placed on casino slot machines for a multi-screen, high resolution, immersive player experience.   

The new DPX-E140 is designed with the same format as the mid-range DPX-E135 and has the same “Cabinet-ready I/O”.  This innovative design puts all the connectors conveniently in one area and uses typical slot industry connectors to provide an economical, robust harnessing arrangement.  The need for additional connector boards or backplanes is eliminated saving cost and simplifying cabinet layout and harnessing.   

At the heart of the DPX-E140 is the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V-Series platform, which includes high performance dual and quad core APU devices based on AMDs revolutionary new “Zen” CPU architecture.  Supporting up to 32GB DDR4 system RAM, the DPX-E140 is also ready for mission critical applications which require an ECC memory option.     

The “Discrete-level Graphics” core (Radeon™ Vega graphics ) outputs to four independent monitors via four DisplayPort 1.4 DP++ ports.  The graphics engine features the latest AMD GCN 5 architecture with up to 11 graphics compute units, providing unrivalled performance and features including Direct X 12, EGL 1.4, OpenGL 4.6, and support for video decoding VP9, H.265[1] (10 bit).  The new display engine is optimized for 4K displays and multiple planes (Windows MPO), supports Radeon™ FreeSync technology, and is ready for HBR3 & HDR (high dynamic range displays).   

In spite of the high performance of the APUs, the DPX-E140 is passive-cooled for APUs up to 25W cTDP, requiring no CPU fan in most applications and therefore reducing maintenance costs for potential fan failures in the field.  APUs up to 54W cTDP are supported with a high reliability fan for top end performance.   

A choice of enclosure covers is available for the DPX-E140 depending on the customer’s preference and local requirements.  The system can be supplied with no cover, a short cover with casino grade lock to secure the logic/storage area, or a full length cover that covers both logic and cable/IO areas.   

A full feature set of I/O and COMs designed specifically for gaming devices is also included and the system is compatible with Advantech’s software solutions for security, media validation, SAS and diagnostics.    

A wide variety of storage devices are supported including SATA DOM, C-Fast, USB drive and the system has a built in easy-service tray for 2.5” SATA HDD/SSDs.   

The DPX-E140 is the ideal integrated platform for many gaming, amusement and kiosk applications calling for a cost-effective, very high performance gaming platform.             

Key features

  • Dual and Quad core AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 Series APUs up to 3.5GHz with Radeon™ Vega high performance graphics
  • Comprehensive gaming features including dedicated ports for CCTALK, SAS, GPIO, I2C, meter connect, ID003, RS485, and 5.1 surround sound.
  • Passive cooled system up to 25W, (54W with fancooler)
  • 12V DC single input or ATX power
  • “Cabinet-ready” I/O connectors on-board
  • Casino grade lock and intrusion monitoring (Battery backed and logged)
  • Long lifecycle (guaranteed 5 years in production) 

Craig Stapleton, Advantech’s Product Director, commented, “Following the success of our DPX-E135 product with ‘Cabinet-ready I/O,’ we are pleased to be able to bring customers a high performance follow on product, the DPX-E140.  The DPX-E140 is one of the first products to utilize the revolutionary new AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 Series platform.  The new AMD “Zen” CPU architecture has proved very impressive in consumer and server markets and we are excited to bring it to our gaming customers. The AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 Series platform benefits from the “Zen” core’s 52% CPU IPC performance boost at the same power compared to previous generation AMD cores.  That performance increase together with the amazing graphics engine packaged in the DPX-E140 product will be an unbeatable combination for the gaming OEM”. 

Stephen Turnbull, Director of Product Marketing, Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD, added, “AMD and Advantech are longstanding partners with shared goals of delivering stunning graphics capabilities, support for multiple simultaneous 4K displays and an immersive experience for always-on casino gaming and AWP systems. With the new Ryzen Embedded V1000 processor integrated into the Advantech DPX-E140 gaming platform, we raise the bar yet again by optimizing performance and driving game console caliber graphics, all with tremendous energy efficiency.” 

DPX-E140 samples will be available late February 2018 and the product will be on show at the Embedded World tradeshow in Nuremburg February 27th to March 1st. Advantech is proud to be a launch partner with AMD for the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 platform.