June 25,2012 -- Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) today introduced the latest entry to the AMD Embedded G-Series processor family with the AMD Embedded G-T16R Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The AMD G-T16R is targeted at very low-power, small-form-factor and cost-sensitive embedded designs that require a combination of x86 compatibility and graphics. The optimized design of the AMD Embedded G-T16R sips power, with power consumption of just 2.3W on average or 4.5W thermal design power (TDP).
The new AMD Embedded G-Series APU also offers embedded product designers a seamless upgrade path for legacy applications with the following features:
Fits into small-form-factor boards by implementing a two-chip platform, the APU and its companion controller hub.
Legacy I/O card-support based on a full 32-bit PCI interface and an ISA bus solution with DMA support.
Support for a full range of display technologies, with analog VGA and LVDS support for legacy applications and DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces for the latest display technology.
There are already more than 50 standard form factor motherboards available supporting the AMD Embedded G-Series platform, ranging from the small Qseven computer-on-modules to the versatile and widely available MiniITX form factor. This enhanced compatibility provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a variety of board options to design into their system solutions. The platform consists of both the APU and its companion controller hub, which have a total combined footprint of just 890 mm².
For users of the AMD Geode LX processor family, the AMD G-T16R APU offers a cost-effective upgrade path, consuming about 7% less power and three times the performance of the 2.45-W AMD Geode LX processor, while reducing the overall chip footprint by 58%. Support for the latest DDR3 memory helps reduce memory costs for legacy applications while enabling higher memory speed and capacity.
The AMD Embedded G-T16R APU supports Windows Embedded Compact 7, Green Hills Integrity and Express Logic ThreadX operating systems, allowing applications that leverage these popular embedded and real-time operating systems to easily migrate to the new platform.
Along with the announcement of the new AMD G-T16R APU, AMD is also extending the planned availability for the entire AMD Embedded G-Series processor family through 2017, resetting the five-year clock for both existing and new designs.
Posted by: John Miklosz
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