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 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 2.3 watts on average or 4.5 watts thermal design power (TDP).
The new AMD Embedded G-Series APU fits into small form factor boards by implementing a two-chip platform, the APU and its companion controller hub. It supports legacy I/O card based on a full 32-bit PCI interface and an
ISA bus with DMA support. Display technologies supported include analog VGA and LVDS support for legacy applications, along with DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort.
AMD says that 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 MiniITX form factor.
The platform consists of both the APU and its companion controller hub, which have a total combined footprint of 890 mm2 -- approximately the size of a square inch.
For users of the AMD Geode LX processor family, the AMD G-T16R APU offers a cost-effective upgrade path, consuming about seven percent less power and three times the performance of the 2.45 watt AMD Geode LX processor, while reducing the overall chip footprint by 58 percent. 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.
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.