AMD has unveiled another APU in its Embedded G-Series processor family with the AMD Embedded G-T16R, which aims to provide a more powerful (up to 3x) and less power-hungry (7% less) replacement to AMD Geode LX processors. The AMD G-T16R is targeted at very low power, small form factor and cost-sensitive embedded designs. The company claims the processor consumes about 2.3 watts on average or 4.5 watts thermal design power (TDP).
This new AMD embedded processor targets industrial control, point-of-sale, medical appliance and transportation markets. As with the other G-Series platforms, the G-T16R can fit into small form factor boards by implementing a two-chip platform: APU + controller hub.
AMD G-T16R is clocked at 615MHz, features a Radeon HD 6250 GPU and supports 1920×1200 resolution via VGA, single link DVI and DisplayPort 1.1a video outputs. It can also output 1080p via HDMI and LVDS.
The APU supports Windows Embedded Compact 7, Green Hills INTEGRITY and Express Logic ThreadX operating systems according to the press release. It also support Windows XP/7 and Linux since they measured the power consumption on “Inagua” development board running Windows 7 Ultimate and performance on IBASE MI958 board (with G-T16R APU) running Ubuntu 11.04.
AMD also introduced several customers boards and modules that are already designed around AMD G-T16R APU:
- Advantech PCM-3356 PC/104 CPU module
- Aewin PM-6161 PC/104 board
- Arbor EmETX-a55E0 ETX CPU module
- aValue ECM-A50M 3.5” embedded motherboard
- Axiomtek CM100 COM Express module
- MEN Mikro Elektronik SC24 computer-on-module.
In addition, AMD announced the availability extension of the entire AMD Embedded G-Series processor family through 2017 both existing and new designs.
You may be able to find further details on AMD G-Series APU page.
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