AMD Embedded x86, The Building Blocks of IoT and Edge Compute

Blog Post created by stephen.turnbull Employee on Sep 18, 2018

As companies ramp up IoT and Edge Compute endeavors, the AMD Embedded product portfolio is well positioned to help customers solve the challenges presented by the increasing complexity of today’s edge environment. The same qualities that the AMD EPYC™ 3000 and AMD Ryzen™ V1000 embedded processors apply to other vertical markets can translate into benefits for IoT solutions for edge gateways, servers and interconnected products.


We’ve had great conversations with customers and they are sharing their insights as they build out their IoT and Edge Compute system.

  1. Security: Making sure all devices on the network, no matter how far away from the data center, have security.
  2. Performance: Getting high performance at great cost to enable use cases such as data analytics and machine intelligence at the edge.
  3. Ease of use: Interoperability and flexibility to work across a variety of platforms and ecosystems


Luckily for our customers and potential customers, our Embedded processors provide a combination of elegant solutions to address these challenges and more.



In the new IoT world, there is an explosion of connected products working at the edge of the network, which creates an increased security vulnerability. Embedded processors from AMD implement features that validate root of trust at the chip level while also fortifying the integrity of other platform facets. An on-chip security processor, in tandem with hardware-validated boot capabilities, helps protect data and helps ensure systems boot up based on trusted software. Security measures are bolstered even further with Secure Memory Encryption to help protect systems against unauthorized physical memory access and Secure Encrypted Virtualization for encrypting virtual machines in memory. These security capabilities are leveraged in IoT systems to deliver “stronger” edge to cloud security.



The AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 Series processors provide the performance and power efficiency to enable a variety of Edge computing platforms; bringing computation analytics and intelligence closer to the customer and even on premises with a compelling feature-set for such solutions. As an added benefit, with a common architecture between the AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 series and the EPYC 7000 SOC for data centers, customers can share common security and RAS features from the edge to the core allowing for seamless migration of functionality and compute tasks to where they are most efficient in the network.


The AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors provide an ideal balance of performance and power. High performance CPU cores coupled with integrated graphics enable bring more processing and decision making at the edge enabling a new level of service with lower latency and secure connectivity, ultimately helping to enable lower costs and enhanced data security.



AMD is a supporting member of EdgeX Foundry, a group of ecosystem partners with the common goal of improving IoT interoperability. Collaborating with more than 70 participating members towards a quality open environment and framework for building and accelerating IoT deployments. We are using EdgeX as one of our anchors in our IoT strategy and have developed more than a dozen close partnerships with members of EdgeX, including companies like Device Authority, DellEMC, ClearBlade and more, all developing IP in an open, easy and interoperable framework that accelerates IoT adoption.


Whatever the future brings for IoT and Edge Computing, AMD embedded products will be ready to support with performance, flexibility and security.