AMD presents APU for embedded systems

The world’s first combination of low-power CPU and advanced GPU integrated into a single embedded device.

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The AMD Embedded G-Series platform is the world’s first integrated circuit to combine a low-power CPU and a discrete-level GPU into a single embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).This unprecedented level of graphics integration builds a new foundation for high performance multi-media content delivery in a small form factor and power efficient platform for a broad range of embedded designs. Based on a brand new power-optimized core, the AMD Embedded G-Series platform delivers new levels of performance in a compact BGA package that is ideal for low power designs in embedded applications such as Digital Signage, x86 Set-Top-Box (xSTB), IP-TV, Thin Client, Information Kiosk, Point-of-Sale, and Casino Gaming.

Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Division, AMD, said:

AMD’s commitment is to ensure the game-changing technologies we develop for consumers and the enterprise are also available for the vast and growing embedded market. Today, we have a record number of embedded launch partners. They are using the unique advancements of the AMD Embedded G-Series APU to develop a brand new generation of highly differentiated, energy-efficient, small form-factor embedded systems that can deliver the vivid visual experience expected in our always-connected world.

Features & Benefits

  • DirectX® 11 support lets you enjoy awesome graphics performance, stunning 3D visual effects and dynamic interactivity.
  • Advanced discrete-level GPU with OpenGL 4.0 and OpenCL™ support in an integrated device provides support to build the designs of tomorrow, today.
  • Unprecedented graphics performance/watt thru advanced graphics and hardware acceleration delivering over 3X performance per watt of previous generation.
  • The integration of the APU reduces the foot print of a traditional three-chip platform to two chips, the APU and its companion controller hub.
  • A single, scalable platform design that allows OEMs to reduce development costs, optimize solutions and increase product stability.

AMD Embedded G-Series APU Specifications

  • 1 or 2 x86 “Bobcat” CPU cores with 1MB L2 cache, 64-bit Floating Point Unit
  • Up to 1.6GHz
  • 9W and 18W TDP
  • Array of SIMD Engines
    • DirectX® 11 capable graphics
    • Industry-leading 3D and graphics processing
  • 3rd Generation Unified Video Decoder
  • Power management features, including C6 and power gating
  • DDR3 800-1066 memory with support for 64 bit channel and 2 DIMMs
  • Ball Grid Array (BGA) package
  • 890mm² physical footprint, including the AMD Fusion I/O Controller Hub

Source: AMD

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