QMax-2: the ultimate 4K gaming platform

  • Ultimate range gaming platform
  • Drives up to ten monitors (up to ten 4K monitors)
  • AMD RyzenTM Embedded V1000 SoC with integrated AMD RadeonTM Vega graphics
  • Optional discrete Quixant Graphics Card Module (QGC2) range available incorporating AMD Embedded RadeonTM E9260 or E9550 GPUs to boost graphics performance
  • Advanced PCI Express® Gen 2 gaming technology

Ultra high performance AMD RyzenTM Embedded V1000 SoC

The AMD RyzenTM Embedded V1000 SoC combines Quad 64-bit AMD Zen cores (supporting up to eight simultaneous threads)with AMD RadeonTM Vega graphics with up to 11CUs. This combination provides unrivalled CPU and graphics processingpower for gaming applications. The integrated graphics can drivefour 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 monitors (up to ten 4K monitors).

Quixant Gaming Ecosystem®
QMax-2 leverages Quixant’s Gaming Ecosystem®, integratingadvanced I/O, NVRAM, communication and security features. Thisincludes up to 32MB high speed PCI Express® Gen 2 NVRAM withaccelerated hardware mirroring and CRC operations, support for 64 digital inputs and outputs, up to 16 intrusion inputs and 8 PCIExpress®QxCom serial ports.

Newly featured in QMax-2 is the QxATS Advanced Tracing Subsystem which accelerates the development process byproviding realtime logging and tracing.

QxVDR (Video Decoder and Rendering software suite) provideshardware accelerated decode of videos incorporating alphatransparency, with the ability to synchronise with a variety ofmultimedia sources. QxVDR offers a complete and integrated software suite for videos, audio and LED patterns.

QxLED is an integrated hardware and software solutionincorporated into the QMax-2 enabling multiple RGB LED strips tobe driven in real time.

Advanced Security Features

Advanced hardware security engine incorporating 256-bit PCIExpress®Gen 2 AES hardware encryption/decryption (128/256-ECB/CBC), AMD PSP and SME, hardware RSA 2048 engine,embedded TPM, hardware lock mechanism, built-in unique serial number and SHA-1 acceleration chip.

Complete Software Suite

Device drivers, gaming protocols including SAS 6.02, securecustomisable BIOS. Full support for Windows Embedded/IoT andLinux.

Long supply lifetime

Embedded design with 5 year supply lifetime from launch.

Patented secure thermal solution

The QMax-2 introduces Quixant’s next generation enclosure to the QMax family. Serviceability is enhanced by mounting the fansin an external module while, through intelligent thermalengineering, QMax-2 remains cool and quiet despite the high performance on offer.

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
  • Hardware accelerated 4K video encoder/decoder

Optional QGCM2 Discrete Graphics Card Module
Two discrete graphics card module options:

  • AMD Embedded RadeonTME9260 GPU
  • Up to five independent displays (five 4K displays)
  • Hardware accelerated 4K video encode/decode


  • AMD Embedded RadeonTM E9550 GPU
  • Up to six independent displays (six 4K displays)
  • Hardware accelerated 4K video encode/decode

Main Memory

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

Quixant Gaming Features
64-bit PCI Express®Gen 2
Up to 32Mbytes of NVRAM

  • Battery packed SRAM
  • Lithium primary or optional Lithium Pentoxide rechargeable cells
  • Hardware accelerated memory bank mirroring, copying, verification and CRCsupport
  • Four independent physical banks
  • 5-year battery life

Battery powered logging processor

  • 16 intrusion inputs (including jumper supervision)
  • Supports standard and opto switches
  • Date/time stamped recording of 64 events
  • Board power status handling
  • Double programmable watchdog timers
  • Battery voltage monitoring & warning
  • Automatic meter handling

Up to 64 digital inputs

  • Configurable hardware debounce filtering Trigger on rising or falling edges, orboth
  • Input pulse width screening for pulse devices

Up to 64 digital outputs

  • Detection and reporting of open and short circuits
  • Output overload protection

Quixant Advanced Tracing System (QxATS)

  • System tracing implemented in hardware
  • Fixed or very low CPU utilisation
  • Simultaneous hardware amd software events tracing over Ethernet
  • Hardware trigger for system freezing
  • Fully manageable by an external software tool (ALCE Tool)

Quixant Video Decoder and Renderer (QxVDR)

  • Low CPU utlisation video decoding engine hardware accelerated with alphatransparency
  • Can synchronize up to 16 videos simultaneously with LED and Audio
  • Alpaca tool for video compression and multimedia integration

Quixant LED software suite (QxLED)

  • For designing LED patterns, LED live view and LED pattern simulation - Alpaca software tool.
  • QMax-2 can drive several RGB LED strips simultaneously - no need for external hardware


  • 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
  • Authentication (hardware lock mechanism)
  • AMD Secure Memory Encryption (SME)
  • AMD Platform Security Processor (PSP)

Communication Interfaces

8 x PCI Express® Gen 2 QxCom serial ports

  • 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)
1 x Gigabit LAN interface internal for system tracing (QxATS)

12 x USB ports

  • 8 x USB ports to backplane (2 x USB 3.0, 6 x USB 2.0)
  • 2 x USB ports to front panel (USB 3.0)
  • 2 x internal USB ports (USB 3.0)

Meter Power detection /PSU control
SPI header for clock serial peripherals (e.g. SEC meter) or LED strips
I2C Interface
iButton interface
Up to 3 x LED strips dedicated interface (to drive up to 3000 total RGB LEDs)

Power requirement

12V or 24V single voltage input


  • 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)


High Definition Audio

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


  • QxBOOT accelerated BIOS security
  • Hardware controlled chain of trust
  • 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/IoT and Linux

  • 32 and 64-bit OS support
  • C/C++ and .NET libraries
  • Example code and demo software available

Communication and peripheral drivers and APIs

  • 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


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.