AMD announces new low power G-Series processors
AMD has announced its 3rd generation AMD Embedded G-Series processors and Embedded G-Series LX SoCs at the on-going Embedded World event. The latest offerings expand developers’ ability to scale x86 platforms, starting with the entry-level AMD Embedded G-Series LX SoC, which is pin compatible to the previous generation G-Series SoC devices. Also announced today are two new, higher performing 3rd Generation AMD Embedded G-Series SoCs, codenamed “Prairie Falcon” and “Brown Falcon,” which introduce for the first time pin compatibility for G-Series processors with the higher performance AMD Embedded R-Series SoC.
“The latest AMD Embedded G-Series SoC additions offer our customers a broad range of mainstream embedded solutions, including two that are in the same package as the higher-performance R-Series,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Enterprise Solutions. “The new SoCs further our commitment to provide embedded design engineers with an evolutionary path toward the highest levels of power efficient compute and graphics capabilities, and a strong value proposition for a broad range of embedded applications.”
The low-power AMD Embedded G-Series is designed to deliver an immersive, graphically rich experience and smooth system performance, all in a compact, energy efficient SoC with low power consumption and significant memory bandwidth for mainstream embedded applications. With impressive gains in compute and graphics performance compared to the prior generation embedded G-Series, the new additions to the lineup are ideal for thin clients, IP set-top boxes, and TVs, casino gaming, industrial control and automation, digital signage, and communications networks. The new models include “Excavator” x86 CPU cores and 3rd generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) graphics with support for OpenGL ES, OpenCL, DirectX 12, and EGL. For greater design flexibility, the new 3rd Generation Embedded G-Series SoCs, and the AMD Embedded R-Series SoC announced last fall are also all pin compatible.
More specifically the 3rd generation AMD Embedded G-Series SoC family features up to two Excavator x86 cores, AMD Radeon graphics with up to 4 GCN compute units and 256 stream processors, multiple display technology (HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2 and eDP 1.4), up to two channels of DDR4 and DDR3 memory, an integrated AMD Secure processor, 4K x 2K H.265 decode (10-bit compatibility on select devices) & multi-format encode & decode, TDP levels of 6W-15W and more. The Embedded G-Series LX family SoC sports two Jaguar x86 cores, AMD Radeon GCN graphics, a single-channeled DDR3 memory controller, AMD Secure processor, endurance to industrial temperatures and TDP of 6-15W.
The first 3rd generation AMD Embedded G-Series SoCs are available now with more chips coming in Q1 and Q2 2016. The first AMD Embedded G-Series LX processors are expected in March 2016.