QMax-1: the ultimate 4K gaming platform

  • Ultra high-end “all-in-one” gaming platform
  • Drives up to nine independent monitors with support for 4K Ultra HD monitors
  • AMD Embedded R-Series SoC with integrated AMD Radeon™ R7 graphics
  • Optional discrete Quixant Graphics Card Module (QGCM) range available to boost graphics performance
  • Advanced PCI Express® gaming logic & NVRAM

Ultra high performance AMD Embedded R-Series SoC

The latest AMD Embedded R-Series SoC combines Dual or Quad 64-bit “Excavator” cores clocked at up to 2.1 GHz (3.4 GHz with boost) with AMD Radeon™ R7 graphics to deliver unrivalled processing and graphics performance for the latest generation of games. By leveraging the benefits of its Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA), the CPU and graphics processing units work together to boost parallel processing performance. Hardware 4K encode and H.265 4K video decode provide stunning video quality and performance.

Optional Quixant Graphic Card Module (QGCM)

QMax-1 can be specified with several optional discrete Quixant Graphic Card Modules (QGCM) wich work in combination with the integrated graphics to boost graphics performance to "consumer games console levels". These are available supporting up to 4GB of GDDR5 SGRAM.

Quixant Advanced PCI Express® gaming logic

Up to 32 Mbytes of fast, battery backed NVRAM (with an option for MRAM) in four physical banks. Hardware mirroring and CRC operations. Up to 64 interrupt driven digital inputs and outputs. Up to 16 intrusion inputs and 8+ PCI Express® QxCom serial ports

Advanced Security Features

Advanced hardware security engine incorporating 128-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.

Market compliance

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


AMD Embedded R-Series SoC

  • Dual or Quad 64-bit “Excavator” Cores
  • Core frequencies up to 2.1 GHz (up to 3.4 GHz with boost)
  • Up to 2MB L2 Cache
  • AVX 1.0/1.1 AES, SSE4.1 &4.2, XOP & FMA4 instructions
  • Low power (35W max TDP) design


Integrated AMD Radeon™ R7 graphics

  • Up to three independent HD/4K displays from the APU with support for DisplayPort 1.2., HDMITM 1.4/2.0 and DVI
  • HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) 1.0 compliant with support for hUMA technology
  • Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture
  • DirectX® 12, OpenGLTM 4.5, VulkanTM, OpenCLTM 2.0 API support
  • UV 6.0 hardware decode of 4K60 H.265/HEVC, 4K H.264 AVC, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and and DivX
  • VCE 3.1 hradware encode of 4K H.264 video

Main Memory

  • 2 x DDR4-2133 (PC-17000) SO-DIMM Sockets
  • Up to 16 GBytes main memory, 128-bit bus

Optional Discrete Graphics

Quixant Graphics Card Module (QGCM) options available:

  • QGC-A1 based on AMD Embedded RadeonTM E8870 "Strato"
  • QGC-A2 based on AMD Embedded RadeonTM E9260 "Coruja"

For further information, please refer to the graphic card range data sheet.

Communication Interfaces

8 x PCI Express® 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)

10 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x internal, 8 x backplane)

2 x USB 3.0 ports (front panel)

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
  • 2x 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® 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® 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


  • 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


Full software support for Windows Embedded and Linux

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


AMD are recognized as the "gamers choice" for CPU due to the features of their CPU’s matching well to the demands of the gaming market. AMD produce CPU’s that run cooler and faster and more reliably than any of their competitors.AMD have a very strong embedded group which guarantees long supply times for its parts through embedded roadmaps released to its partners. This enables us to guarantee to supply you our platforms for minimum of 7 years from the release date of that platform.



Microsoft has a strong and ever expanding market presence within the gaming industry with many of the machines in operation today running Windows 7 Embedded.

As a Licensed Microsoft partner, Quixant is able to supply the Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 licences as part of its platform.




We fully support the Linux community with a full set of drivers and API’s for our product. So if you choose to develop your games with a Linux OS feel confident that Quixant is here to support you.