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June 25, 2012

AMD unveils Embedded G-T16R APU

The new release consumes just 2.3 watts of power on average or 4.5 watts thermal design power

By CBR Staff Writer

Semiconducter company AMD has expanded its Embedded G-Series processor family with the new Embedded G-T16R Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).

The new release is targeted at low power, small form factor and cost-sensitive embedded designs that require a combination of x86 compatibility and graphics, the company said.

G-T16R is designed to help reduce product development and life cycle costs through a common scalable platform design that spans the entire AMD Embedded G-Series. It consumes just 2.3 watts of power on average or 4.5 watts thermal design power (TDP).

AMD’s new APU fits into small boards by as it uses a two-chip platform, the APU and its companion controller hub.

It includes a legacy I/O card support based on a full 32-bit PCI interface and an ISA bus application with DMA support.

The new release also supports a range of display technologies, with analog VGA and LVDS support for legacy applications and DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces for the new display technology.

AMD Embedded G-T16R APU offers the users of Geode LX processor family with a cost-effective upgrade path, consuming about 7% less power and three times the performance of the 2.45 watt AMD Geode LX processor, while reducing the overall chip footprint by 58%.

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G-T16R supports the new DDR3 memory that helps reduce memory costs for legacy applications while enabling higher memory speed and capacity.

It also supports Windows Embedded Compact 7, Green Hills INTEGRITY and Express Logic ThreadX operating systems, allowing applications that leverage the embedded and real-time operating systems to migrate to the new platform.

AMD Embedded Solutions vice president and general manager Arun Iyengar said with the AMD G-T16R APU, we were striving for that critical balance of performance, power efficiency and cost for power, and cost-sensitive embedded applications, and we’ve achieved it.

"This new APU helps to enable small form factor and fan-less designs with power consumption of just 2.3 watts on average," Iyengar said.

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