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AMD’s new performance-oriented x86 System on Chip

AMD Embedded G Series SoC

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has come up with a new line of embedded processors in its AMD Embedded G Series of processors. The new series is a System on Chip (SoC) which is said to be a lot more powerful than the present AMD Embedded G Series APU. The new SoC comes with a processor and a GPU, same as the previous generation. The announcement was made at the Design West Tradeshow yesterday. The new System on Chip is based on the company’s next gen “Jaguar” CPU architecture and the graphics processor in the system on chip is based on the AMD Radeon 8000 series of GPU. Just like Intel, AMD is venturing into other high growth markets outside the PC chip manufacturing industry, which is losing market share constantly.

The new AMD Embedded G Series SoC provides 113 per cent improved CPU performance when compared to the previous generation AMD Embedded G Series APU family. Also, there is a 125 per cent advantage compared to the Intel Atom processors when running multiple industry-standard computationally intensive benchmarks. For embedded applications, the new AMD Embedded G Series SoC provides DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2x and OpenCL 1.22 support, which enables parallel computing and high performance graphics processing. Electronicsta writes:

The new processor family offers improved performance per watt in the low-power x86-compatible product category with 9W through 25W options. It includes enterprise-class Error-Correction Code (ECC) memory support, industrial ambient temperature ranges of -40C (-40F) to 85C (185F), dual or quad-core CPUs, AMD Radeon GPU on-die with performance similar to discrete solutions, and an integral I/O controller.

The new AMD Embedded G Series System on Chip supports Windows Embedded 8 and Linux operating systems. The SoC is designed for embedded applications such as industrial control, automation, digital signage, electronic gaming systems, IP-TV, medical devices, network appliances, set-top-boxes, and similar implementations. The company will ship the new line of processors with general availability in the second quarter of 2013.

Source: Electronista