AMD Unveils AMD G-Series SoCs For Embedded Applications

In 2011, AMD launched the G-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit) that combines the CPU and GPU into one chipset which then connects to a controller hub to handle I/Os, and recently the company announced AMD G-Series SoC at Design West 2013. The new solution combines a “Jaguar” CPU, a Radeon HD8000 series GPU and a controller hub into one and only SoC, further integrating functions. Both AMD G-Series APU and SoC target embedded systems such as industrial control and automation, digital signage, electronic gaming systems, SMB storage, IP-TV, medical and network appliances, set-top boxes and more. AMD claims G-Series SOCs offer up to 113 percent improved CPU performance compared to G-Series APU, and up to a 125 percent advantage compared to the Intel Atom (Dhyrstone, EEMBC CoreMark). The platform also includes support for DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2x and OpenCL 1.2 yielding up to a 20 percent graphics improvement over G-Series APUs and more than 5x advantage over Intel Atom (3DMark06 …

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BeagleBone Black Features 1GHz Texas Instruments Sitara SoC, HDMI, and More Memory

We’ve already known that a new, faster and cheaper BeagleBone is on the way for a little while, but very few details were provided at the time. There are now better pictures, the specifications are available, and it looks like the new BeagleBone will be called BeagleBone Black. BeagleBone Black Specifications: SoC – Texas Instruments Sitara AM3359AZCZ100 Cortex A8 @ 1 GHz + PowerVR SGX530 GPU System Memory – 512 MB DDR3L @ 400 MHz Storage – 2GB eMMC + micro SD slot USB – USB0 (client mode) via mini USB, USB1 (host) type A socket Serial Port – UART0 via 3.3V TTL header Ethernet – 10/100, RJ45 Video Output – micro HDMI with EDID support, up to 1280×1024 resolution. Audio Output – Via HDMI Expansion Connectors – Power, McASP0, SPI1, I2C, 65x GPIOs, LCD, GPMC, MMC1/2, 7x AIN (1.8V MAX), 4x timers, 3x serial ports, CAN0, EHRPWM0/2, XDMA interrupt, power button, expansion board ID (Up to 4 can be …

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