by Anton Shilov
09/13/2004 | 09:44 AM
Advanced Micro Devices on Monday introduced a new processor for embedded applications based on x86 architecture. By expanding the lineup of build-in chips Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker continues to lay roads into the market of devices that do not require loads of computing power, but bid on stability, reliability and quality.
“The addition of the AMD Geode NX 1250@6W processor gives our customers more options to innovate designs with a high-performance, fanless solution that is ideal for any environment from the home to the enterprise,” said Erik Salo, AMD’s director of marketing for the Personal Connectivity Solutions Group.
The new AMD Geode NX 1250@6W processor adds a relatively cost-effective low-power high-performance SKU into the family of AMD Athlon XP-based Geode NX processors tailored for applications like thin clients, printers, point of sale, information and transaction kiosks and telecommunications networking equipment.
AMD’s latest Geode NX processors are made using 130nm process technology, feature Power Now! technology for reducing of power consumption as well as 256KB of L2 cache in addition to 3D Now! and SSE instruction sets, delivering performance and features that emerged in desktop PCs only about five years ago.
The AMD Geode NX 1250@6W processor operates at 667MHz and is supported by the AMD Geode NX DB1500 development board. The Geode NX 1500@6W processor operates at 1.0GHz and is supported by the AMD Geode NX DB1500. The Geode NX 1750@14W processor operates at 1.40GHz.
The AMD Geode NX 1250@6W processor is currently sampling with product availability targeted for October 2004. The AMD Geode NX 1250@6W processor is priced at $45 in 10 000-unit quantities.