AMD announced its new low power G series embedded series
AMD continues to providing new pin compatible to the previous generation G series SoC series with its two new products the 3rd generation embedded G series SoC and LX SoC.
Codenamed “Prairie Falcon” and “Brown Falcon”, it bringing scalable performance, power, and price across the CPU, GPU, multimedia, and I/O controller hardware, helping to lower development costs for AMD customers. Together, the new G-Series processors deliver immersive, graphically rich experiences across a broad range of platforms, from entry-level to mainstream gaming, digital signage, imaging, and industrial control.
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3rd Generation AMD Embedded G-Series SoC
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.
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.
3rd Generation AMD Embedded G-Series SoC Family key features and specifications:
- Up to 2 “Excavator” x86 cores
- AMD Radeon™ graphics (up to 4 GCN compute units1)
- 4K x 2K H.265 decode (10-bit compatibility on select devices) & multi-format encode & decode
- Multiple display technology – HDMI 2.0, DP 1.2, eDP 1.4
- 6~15W Thermal Design Power (TDP)
- Up to 2 Channels DDR4/DDR3
- Integrated AMD Secure Processor
- 10-year planned longevity
Embedded G-Series LX Family SoC
It’s a new, low-power x86 SoC offering compelling performance for the price with advanced multimedia and display features. It features the “Jaguar” CPU core with support for Error Correcting Memory (ECC) and GCN, as well as support for DirectX® 11.2, OpenGL 4.3, and OpenCL 1.2.
The Embedded G-Series LX SoC is ideally suited for numerous applications, including retail point-of-sale terminals, digital signage, arcade gaming, and industrial control. The AMD Embedded G-Series LX SoC uses the same FT3b socket as its predecessor codenamed “Steppe Eagle” and provides a higher-performance migration path for AMD Geode™ customers.
G-Series LX key features and specifications:
- 2 “Jaguar” x86 cores
- AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next (GCN) graphics
- Multi-format encode & decode
- Multiple display technology – HDMITM 2.0, DP 1.2, eDP 1.4
- 6~15W TDP
- Single-channel DDR3
- AMD Secure Processor
- Industrial temperature – extended temperature SKUs
Pokdepinion: Providing a low power and high performances chip for POS system can result cost effective solution. It’s a good approach by AMD because the embedded series might be potential to be use on ATM machines.