SoC energy consumption lowered

Paul Boughton

AMD has announced a new low-power Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) in the 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 power1, 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.

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.

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 options2. 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.

For more information, visit www.amd.com/embedded