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AMD expands G-Series processor range

AMD has announced its 3rd Generation AMD Embedded G-Series SoCs and the Embedded G-Series LX SoC. The latest offerings are said to expand designers’ ability to scale x86 platforms, starting with the entry-level AMD Embedded G-Series LX SoC. Also announced are two 3rd Generation AMD Embedded G-Series SoCs, codenamed ‘Prairie Falcon’ and ‘Brown Falcon’, which introduce pin compatibility for G-Series processors with the higher performance AMD Embedded R-Series SoC.

These products are said to expand upon the low power capabilities of the AMD Embedded G-Series SoC platform, bringing scalable performance, power, and price across the CPU, GPU, multimedia, and I/O controller hardware, helping to lower development costs. The G-Series processors are claimed to deliver immersive, graphically rich experiences across a range of platforms, including gaming, digital signage, imaging, and industrial control.

The new additions to the lineup are suitable for thin clients, IP set-top boxes, and TVs, casino gaming, industrial control and automation, digital signage, and communications networks. 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.

The Embedded G-Series LX SoC is a low-power x86 SoC offering 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 OpenCLTM 1.2. The Embedded G-Series LX SoC is suited for applications including retail point-of-sale terminals, digital signage, arcade gaming, and industrial control.

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Tom Austin-Morgan

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