Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday introduced new AMD G-series system-on-chip, model number GX-210JA, aimed at embedded applications that has average power consumption of 3W and thermal design power of 6W. This new chip will aim such applications as industrial controls and automation, digital gaming, communications infrastructure and visual embedded products including thin client, digital signage and medical imaging.
"The advance of APU processor design, the Surround Computing era, and The Internet of Things has created the demand for embedded devices that are low power but also offer excellent compute and graphics performance. AMD Embedded G-Series SOC products offer unparalleled compute, graphics and I/O integration, resulting in fewer board components, low-power use, and reduced complexity and overhead cost. The new GX-210JA operates at an average of approximately 3 watts, enabling a new generation of fanless designs for content-rich, multimedia and traditional workload processing," said Arun Iyengar, vice president and general manager at AMD embedded systems.
AMD GX-210JA SoC features two AMD Jaguar x86 cores operating at 1000MHz, features AMD Radeon 8180 graphics core with 225MHz clock-rate, integrated single-channel DDR3 memory controller as well as input/output capabilities, including Serial ATA and USB. The chip has average power consumption of 3W and thermal design power of 6W.
The AMD Embedded G-Series SoC platform, including the GX-210JA, is currently shipping. There are also five base models of G-series APUs available today.
- GX-420CA SoC with AMD Radeon HD 8400E: 2.0GHz quad-core, Radeon HD 8500E clocked at 600MHz, 25W TDP.
- GX-415GA SoC with AMD Radeon HD 8330E: 1.50GHz quad-core, Radeon HD 8330E clocked at 500MHz, 15W TDP.
- GX-217GA SoC with AMD Radeon HD 8280E: 1.65GHz dual-core, Radeon HD 8280E clocked at 450MHz, 15W TDP.
- GX-210HA SoC with AMD Radeon HD 8210E: 1.0GHz dual-core, Radeon HD 8210E clocked at 300MHz, 9W TDP.
- GX-416RA SoC: 1.60GHz quad-core, no GPU, 15W TDP.
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.