AMD Embedded G-Series SoC sports Jaguar CPU - Embedded.com

AMD Embedded G-Series SoC sports Jaguar CPU

The new AMD Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip (SOC) platform from AMD is a single-chip solution based on the AMD next-generation “Jaguar” CPU architecture and AMD Radeon 8000 Series graphics. The new platform further signifies a strategic push to focus on high-growth markets outside the PC industry, with an emphasis on embedded systems. The Embedded G-Series offers up to 113 percent improved CPU performance compared to the prior generation Embedded G-Series APU, and up to 125 percent advantage compared to the Intel Atom when running multiple industry-standard compute intensive benchmarks.

The new platform also includes support for DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2x, and OpenCL 1.22, which enables parallel processing and high-performance graphics processing, yielding up to 20 percent graphics improvement over the previous AMD Embedded G-Series APU and greater than 5x advantage over Intel Atom when running multiple industry-standard graphics-intensive benchmarks.

The new processor family offers superior performance per watt in the low-power x86-compatible product category with 9W – 25W options5. It includes:

  • enterprise-class Error-Correction Code (ECC) memory support,
  • industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and available with dual or quad-core CPUs,
  • discrete-class AMD Radeon GPU, and
  • I/O controller.

The AMD Embedded G-Series SOC combines dedicated resources that enable exceptional performance with shared resources to help reduce power consumption and die space, and provides developers the flexibility to leverage the same board design and software stack for a variety of applications due to the scalability of the new SOC design. The discrete-class graphics integrated into the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC power applications that previously required a separate graphics processor, while the addition of new CPU architecture for the Embedded G-Series SOC platform allows deeply embedded or “headless” systems, which are used in environments without a screen, monitor or input device and do not require a graphics solution.

The AMD Embedded G-Series SOC supports Windows Embedded 8 and Linux, and is designed for myriad embedded applications including industrial control and automation, digital signage, electronic gaming systems, SMB storage, IP-TV, medical and network appliances, set-top-boxes and more. AMD will ship the AMD G-Series SOC platform with general availability in the second quarter of 2013, and target applications with a comprehensive ecosystem of industry-leading embedded solution providers supporting and/or announcing market-ready products powered by the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC.

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