Tuesday, July 30th 2013

AMD Extends Embedded SoC Leadership by Lowering G-Series Energy Consumption

AMD today announced a new low-power Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) in the award-winning AMD G-Series SOC family with the GX-210JA, further reducing x86 power requirements for embedded designs. The new GX-210JA APU, a full System-on-Chip (SoC) design, uses one third less energy than the previous low-power Embedded G-Series SOC product while providing industry-leading graphics capabilities.

At only 6 watts maximum thermal design power (TDP), and approximately 3 watts expected average power, this new member of the G-Series SOC family will enable additional fanless designs for a variety of applications ranging from industrial controls and automation, digital gaming, communications infrastructure and visual embedded products including thin client, digital signage and medical imaging.

"The advance of APU processor design, the Surround Computing era, and The Internet of Things has created the demand for embedded devices that are low power but also offer excellent compute and graphics performance," said Arun Iyengar, vice president and general manager, AMD Embedded Systems. "AMD Embedded G-Series SOC products offer unparalleled compute, graphics and I/O integration, resulting in fewer board components, low-power use, and reduced complexity and overhead cost. The new GX-210JA operates at an average of approximately 3 watts, enabling a new generation of fanless designs for content-rich, multimedia and traditional workload processing."

With ever faster product design cycle times, engineers are under pressure to quickly deliver compelling solutions to meet fast-paced market dynamics. Engineers need scalable, energy-efficient embedded processing solutions with robust I/O from a proven vendor that combine cutting-edge technology and easy integration with peripheral components to create purpose-built solutions. According to Colin Barnden, principal analyst at Semicast Research: "At only 6W TDP, the GX-210JA adds to the scalable offering of the AMD Embedded G-Series family, and provides engineers with greater design choice and flexibility while keeping software overhead costs at a minimum by leveraging the same architecture across the product family."

The GX-210JA is part of the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC processor family that offers superior performance per watt in the low-power x86-compatible product category with 6W - 25W TDP options. The family includes:
  • Enterprise-class Error-Correction Code (ECC) memory support;
  • Industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and available with dual- or quad-core CPUs;
  • Discrete-class AMD Radeon GPU;
  • Integrated I/O controller.
The AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform, including the GX-210JA, is currently shipping. AMD supports a comprehensive ecosystem of industry-leading embedded solution providers supporting and/or announcing market-ready products powered by the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC.

"AMD multi-core APUs have played a key role in powering our latest cloud client platforms with excellent performance in an extremely compact and efficient form factor," said Kiran Rao, director of Hardware Platforms, Dell Wyse. "As the newest dual-core member of the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC family, the AMD GX-210JA offers the right level of performance, low-energy use, I/O integration and operating system support, plus a small footprint that should further simplify build requirements. It's designed to extend the AMD embedded processor legacy to the next level of performance and efficiency which we find especially exciting."

Current AMD Embedded G-Series SOC models
  • GX-420CA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8400E Graphics
  • Quad-core, 25 W TDP, CPU freq. 2.0 GHz, GPU freq. 600 MHz
  • GX-415GA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8330E Graphics
  • Quad-core, 15 W TDP, CPU freq. 1.50 GHz, GPU freq. 500 MHz
  • GX-217GA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8280E Graphics
  • Dual-core, 15 W TDP, CPU freq. 1.65 GHz, GPU freq. 450 MHz
  • GX-210HA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8210E Graphics
  • Dual-core, 9 W TDP, CPU freq. 1.0 GHz, GPU freq. 300 MHz
  • GX-416RA SOC
  • Quad-Core, 15 W, CPU Freq. 1.6 GHz, No GPU
  • GX-210JA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8180 Graphics
  • Dual-core, 6 W TDP, CPU freq. 1.0 GHz, GPU freq. 225 MHz
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17 Comments on AMD Extends Embedded SoC Leadership by Lowering G-Series Energy Consumption

#1
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
they all look so neat!

dual core 6W will be for tablets ?

and quad core 25W with HD8400 :eek:
gonna make some epic HTPCs.
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#2
Fourstaff
Not bad AMD, it will be a massive kick in Intel's nut if they manage to get one inside a tablet before Intel manages to do the same with a Core processor.
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#3
Jorge
AMD's product actually has a TDP of 6w unlike Intel's alleged 4.5w processor that consumes 11w.
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#4
shovenose
by: Fourstaff
Not bad AMD, it will be a massive kick in Intel's nut if they manage to get one inside a tablet before Intel manages to do the same with a Core processor.
Well, Intel kicks AMD in the nuts every time they release a new CPU and AMD's never catch up.
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#5
Over_Lord
News Editor
by: shovenose
Well, Intel kicks AMD in the nuts every time they release a new CPU and AMD's never catch up.
And Intel kicks our nuts when the same chip costs 4 times as much as AMD's solution
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#6
HD64G
by: shovenose
Well, Intel kicks AMD in the nuts every time they release a new CPU and AMD's never catch up.
4,5W is not max power needed. It is an average power consumption figure. AMD's APU consumes only 3W at regular use. So, who chases who? :rolleyes:
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#7
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: HD64G
4,5W is not max power needed. It is an average power consumption figure. AMD's APU consumes only 3W at regular use. So, who chases who? :rolleyes:
amd states the max consumption rounded to nearest 5.. intel posts rms or some shit. which is why their tdps are weird numbers.
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#8
happita
by: Cristian_25H


Current AMD Embedded G-Series SOC models
  • GX-415GA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8330E Graphics
  • Quad-core, 15 W TDP, CPU freq. 1.50 GHz, GPU freq. 500 MHz

  • GX-217GA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8280E Graphics
  • Dual-core, 15 W TDP, CPU freq. 1.65 GHz, GPU freq. 450 MHz

  • GX-210HA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8210E Graphics
  • Dual-core, 9 W TDP, CPU freq. 1.0 GHz, GPU freq. 300 MHz

  • GX-210JA SOC with AMD Radeon HD 8180 Graphics
  • Dual-core, 6 W TDP, CPU freq. 1.0 GHz, GPU freq. 225 MHz

AMD, get your ass into the smartphone market already. I'm sure you're not that far away wattage-wise.
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#9
theoneandonlymrk
by: HD64G
4,5W is not max power needed. It is an average power consumption figure. AMD's APU consumes only 3W at regular use. So, who chases who?
4.5 watts is its Sdp system design power , that it is capped to not exceed afaik, its average will be less id imagine but isnt it all a bit gay.

intel will beat em back amd have em on the ropes wtf is everyone 5

arm will no dought beat them both back with qualcom as there bouncer is the truth in it people :o:shadedshu
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#10
erocker
Still waiting for a viable AMD tablet to be in my hands and working...
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#11
TheGuruStud
by: theoneandonlymrk
4.5 watts is its Sdp system design power , that it is capped to not exceed afaik, its average will be less id imagine but isnt it all a bit gay.

intel will beat em back amd have em on the ropes wtf is everyone 5

arm will no dought beat them both back with qualcom as there bouncer is the truth in it people :o:shadedshu
Intel constantly lies about TDP and doesn't include uncore stuff on desktop procs.
Also, their boost feature is not limited by TDP (temp based), so it can exceed TDP for long lengths of time. AMD's is power locked.
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#12
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: theoneandonlymrk
4.5 watts is its Sdp system design power , that it is capped to not exceed afaik, its average will be less id imagine but isnt it all a bit gay.

intel will beat em back amd have em on the ropes wtf is everyone 5

arm will no dought beat them both back with qualcom as there bouncer is the truth in it people :o:shadedshu
arm has little hope unless it can get x86 certification.
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#13
hardcore_gamer
These are embedded chips. They won't make it to tablets or smartphones.
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#14
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: hardcore_gamer
These are embedded chips. They won't make it to tablets or smartphones.
take your phone apart and check. All arm chips are embedded.
I think you are confusing them with embedded PLCs.
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#15
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: de.das.dude
arm has little hope unless it can get x86 certification.
What do you mean?
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#16
hardcore_gamer
by: de.das.dude
take your phone apart and check. All arm chips are embedded.
I think you are confusing them with embedded PLCs.
Again, these G-series APUs are embedded processors aimed at "industrial controls and automation, digital gaming, communications infrastructure and visual embedded products including thin client, digital signage and medical imaging." Kabini is the code name of Tablet APU series. Currently, AMD has no plans for a cellphone APU.

Not all ARM chips are embedded. Tablet/cellphone ARM CPUs are application processors. They are not usually called as "embedded" processors.


Source: I'm a EE who designs ARM based, mixed signal SOCs.
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#17
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
my bad i didnt read the industy part in the original post :p

i had these confused with kabini.
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