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AMD launches a 4.5W G series APU for embedded systems

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Mon Jun 25 2012, 13:12
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CHIP DESIGNER AMD launched its lowest power accelerator processing unit (APU) yet with the 4.5W TDP G-T16R.

AMD's G series embedded GPUs have been offering some of the lowest power DirectX 11 capable chips for some time and now the firm has brought the TDP down even further with the G-T16R. Although the G-T16R doesn't support DirectX 11, it claims considerable performance benefits over the almost archaic but popular Geode LX embedded processors.

AMD's G-T16R is an embedded APU supporting several display outputs including HDMI and Displayport along with the more traditional LVDS output. The firm said its two-chip G-T16R has a footprint of 890mm^2.

Arun Iyengar, corporate VP and GM of AMD Embedded Solutions said, "With the AMD G-T16R APU, we were striving for that critical balance of performance, power efficiency and cost for power, and cost sensitive embedded applications, and we've achieved it. This new APU helps to enable small form factor and fan less designs with power consumption of just 2.3 watts on average."

AMD said its G-T16R APU supports the Windows 7 Embedded Compact 7, Green Hills Integrity and Express Logic Thread X operating systems. The firm also announced that it intends to make all G series processors available through 2017. µ


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