QMax-2: the next generation ultimate 4K gaming platform

  • Ultra high-end “all-in-one” gaming platform
  • Drives up to ten independent displays with support for multiple 4K Ultra HD monitors
  • AMD RyzenTM Embedded V1000 SoC with integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega graphics
  • Optional discrete Quixant Graphics Card Module (QGC2) range available to boost graphics performance
  • Advanced PCI Express® Gen 2 gaming logic & NVRAM

Ultra high performance AMD RyzenTM Embedded V1000 SoC

The new generation of AMD RyzenTM Embedded V1000 SoC combines Quad 64-bit AMD Zen cores (supporting up to eight simultaneous threads) with AMD Radeon™ Vega graphics with up to 11CUs. This combination provides unrivalled CPU and graphics processing power for gaming applications. The integrated graphics can drive four DisplayPort 1.4 monitors in full 4K resolution.

Optional Quixant Graphic Card Module (QGC2)

QMax-2 can be specified with several optional discrete Quixant Graphic Card Modules (QGC2), supporting up to 8GB of GDDR5 SGRAM, which work in combination with the integrated graphics to boost graphics performance to "consumer games console levels". By specifying the optional discrete QGC2 modules, QMax-2 can support up to a total of ten independent displays.

Quixant Advanced PCI Express® Gen 2 gaming features

QMax-2 integrates Quixant's next generation gaming logic which offers enhanced performance and additional benefits. This enables support for up to 32 Mbytes of fast, battery backed NVRAM (with an option for MRAM) in four physical banks with hardware mirroring and CRC operations. There is support for 64 interrupt driven digital inputs and outputs, up to 16 intrusion inputs and 8+ PCI Express® QxCom serial ports. Newly featured in QMax-2 is the QxATS Advanced Tracing Subsystem which accelerates the development process.

Advanced Security Features

Advanced hardware security engine incorporating 256-bit PCI Express® AES hardware encryption/decryption (128/256 – ECB/CBC), hardware RSA 2048 engine, embedded TCG 1.2 compliant TPM, built-in serial number & SHA-1 acceleration chip.

Complete Software Suite

Device drivers, gaming protocols including SAS 6.02, secure customisable BIOS. Full support for Windows Embedded and Linux.

Long supply lifetime

Embedded design with 5-year lifetime from launch.

Patented secure thermal solution

The QMax-2 brings Quixant's next generation enclosure to the QMax family. Serviceability is enhanced by mounting the fans in a module external to the motherboard tray with a magnetic fan cover. Through intelligent thermal engineering, QMax-2 remains cool and quiet despite the high performance offered.

Market compliance

Meets the requirements of GLI-11 and all major global gaming jurisdictions.


AMD RyzenTM Embedded V1000 SoC

Quad 64-bit Zen Cores

  • Multi-threaded architecture supports up to 8 threads
  • Core frequencies up to 3.35GHz (up to 3.75GHz with boost)
  • Up to 2MB L2 Cache and 4MB L3 Cache

Integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega graphics

  • Up to four independent HD/4K displays from the APU with support for DisplayPort 1.4
  • Up to 11 Compute Units
  • H264/5 4K video encode/decode
  • VP9 decode

Main Memory

  • 2 x DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM Sockets
  • Up to 32 GBytes main memory

Optional Discrete Graphics

Quixant Graphics Card Module (QGC2) options available:

  • QGC2-A2 based on AMD Embedded RadeonTM E9260
  • QGC2-A3 based on AMD Embedded RadeonTM E9550

Communication Interfaces

8 x PCI Express® Gen 2 QxCom serial ports

  • 16550 compatible
  • Ready to use for SAS protocol handling
  • 9-bit hardware management
  • Hardware timestamping of arriving bytes
  • RS232, RS485, ID003, TTL and dual ccTalk interfaces

3 x PCI Express® Gigabit LAN controller (1 x internal, 2 x backplane)

8 x USB ports to backplane (2 x USB 3.1, 6 x USB 2.0)

2 x USB ports to front panel (USB 3.1)

2 x internal USB ports (USB 2.0/3.1)

Meter Power detection/ PSU control

SPI header for clock serial peripherals (e.g. SEC meter)

I2C Interface

iButton interface

Power requirement

Simple single nominal input (12V or 24V)

  • No extra ATX PSU - uses standard cabinet PSU


  • 2 x front panel CFast sockets up to 6GB/s
  • 2 x SATA sockets up to 6Gb/s (SATA DOM, SSD, HDD)
  • 1 x SD 3.0 compliant card socket on front panel
  • 256 Bytes of user EEPROM storage (optional up to 128 KBytes)

Gaming Hardware

Up to 32 Mbytes of NVRAM

  • Battery backed SRAM or optional MRAM
  • Lithium primary or optional Lithium Pentoxide rechargeable cells
  • Ultra-fast 64-bit, PCI Express® Gen 2 connection
  • Hardware accelerated memory bank mirroring and CRC support
  • Four independent physical banks
  • 5-year battery life

Battery powered logging processor

  • 16 intrusion inputs
  • Supports standard and opto switches
  • Date/time stamped recording of 64 events
  • Auto system switch on (time)
  • Programmable watchdog timer
  • Battery voltage monitoring & warning
  • Automatic meter handling

Advanced Quixant PCI Express® Gen 2 Digital I/O

Up to 64 digital inputs

  • Individually configurable for interrupt generation
  • Trigger on rising or falling edges, or both
  • Input pulse width screening
  • Configurable hardware debounce filtering

Up to 64 digital outputs:

  • Variety of drive configurations available
  • Output overload protection
  • Detection and reporting of open and short circuits

QxATS - Quixant Advanced Tracing Subsystem


  • Advanced hardware security engine
  • Hardware AES128/256 - ECB/CBC
  • Hardware RSA 2048 engine
  • Secure Key storage
  • Unique electronic serial number
  • SHA-1 chip / EEPROM write protection support
  • TPM security device


High Definition Audio

  • 7.1 Audio channels
  • 2 x stereo 18W/ channel digital amplified outputs


BIOS optimised for gaming

  • Hardware validation of BIOS via secure hash algorithm
  • BIOS validation of boot drive via secure hash algorithm
  • Write-protection of BIOS ROM
  • Fully customisable
  • QxBOOT accelerated BIOS security


Full software support for Windows Embedded and Linux

  • 32 and 64-bit OS support
  • Static, dynamic and .NET libraries
  • Example code and demo software available

Protocol software

Quixant supplied communications & peripheral protocols

  • SAS 6.02 serial port driver (with 9-bit support)
  • JCM ID003, MEI, ccTalk (including MD100 and JCM Vega devices support)
  • Futurelogic, Money Controls, Ithaca
  • iButton, I2C devices, generic SPI, SEC Meter
  • Others being developed