Monday, April 26th 2010

AMD Launches New Complete Platforms for Embedded Systems

At Embedded Systems Conference today, AMD announced two new complete platforms for the embedded market, the compact ASB2 platform and the high-performance AM3 platform, that offer myriad combinations of power and performance with up to 74 percent improvement in performance-per-watt over previous generations. AMD’s new flexible embedded platforms consist of chipset and graphics solutions along with high-performance CPUs as low as 8W TDP for the ideal solution based on application requirements. System designers focusing on their next-generation products can see immediate benefits commonly associated with industry-standard x86 processors, including streamlined design and development, a large software ecosystem, and fast time-to-market.

“The barriers to widespread adoption of x86 in the broad embedded market have traditionally been a combination of power, price and the physical footprint of the silicon,” said Buddy Broeker, director, Embedded Solutions Division, AMD. “AMD’s embedded solutions have been steadily driving down those barriers while adding enterprise-class performance and features that may not have been readily available to designers in the past. Our commitment to the embedded market grows stronger as we look to a future introduction of AMD Fusion technology products into the embedded space.”

Embedded industry leaders support the benefits of AMD’s approach to x86 and complete platform solutions in the market. Read what customers iBASE and Quixant have to say about AMD Embedded Solutions.

New Platform Features
  • Faster memory with support for 2 channels DDR3
  • Improved I/O for high-throughput and real-time applications with available HyperTransport 3.0 technology
  • ECC for high-reliability applications like SMB/SOHO storage systems
  • Multiple CPU options that offer wide choice of performance and power
  • o Power envelopes in 8, 12, 15, 25, 45, and 65 watts TDP
    o Single-, dual- and quad-core
    o Up to 2.8 GHz
  • AMD 785E chipset with support for PCI Express 2.0
  • New ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics with DirectX 10.1, full 1080p display resolution support, HDMI, and power-savings capability with options to support multiple displays
  • Socket AM3 package, compatible with socket AM2 when using DDR2 memory for increased design flexibility and scalability
  • Lidless BGA package offers low-cost to manufacture, high reliability, and low z-height for small form factors and fan-less designs
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12 Comments on AMD Launches New Complete Platforms for Embedded Systems

#1
Bl4ck
i want 2 of these boards right now :rolleyes: one for NAS and other for Router/AP
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Mussels
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by: Bl4ck
i want 2 of these boards right now :rolleyes: one for NAS and other for Router/AP
NAS needs more CPU power for sure, most of the ones i've tested struggle for 30MB/s reliably.

As for router... shit, that router could do some fancy stuff with that much grunt.
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#3
HalfAHertz
I like the Heatskink/pc case thing.
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#4
Phxprovost
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if the price is right. fun times could be had by all
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#5
ebolamonkey3
by: Mussels
NAS needs more CPU power for sure, most of the ones i've tested struggle for 30MB/s reliably.

As for router... shit, that router could do some fancy stuff with that much grunt.
What can you make your router do w/ this??
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#6
Mussels
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by: ebolamonkey3
What can you make your router do w/ this??
without it? route stuff :P

with it, you could turn it into a NAS or something.
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#7
Polaris573
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I want to use it as an HTPC. Assuming the right price.
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#8
HillBeast
'Wait for an AMD Fusion-based system' is the only thing coming to mind when I see this.
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#9
jmcslob
Wow better late then Never..

Amd Finally looks as if it wants to be a true competitor all around..Me like
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#10
naoan
by: HalfAHertz
I like the Heatskink/pc case thing.
Am i the only other that's agreeing with this?
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#11
WOutZoR
How is this thing powered? AC Adapter -> 12V DC?
Would be a nice carputer if it'll run on 12V :rockout:
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#12
jmcslob
by: naoan
Am i the only other that's agreeing with this?
No it's really neat actually..Looks like you could just Velcro it to the back of your Tv with a fast 16gb Flash drive and have a neat HTPC
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