AMD adds another power efficient SoC for fan-less embedded board design
AMD has added a new low-power accelerated processing unit to its G series SOC family. The GX-210 JA consumes less power and is suitable for embedded systems designs. AMD says GX-210 JA consumes only 2/3 power of previous versions of G series SOCs.
GX-210 JA consumes an average power of 3 Watts and a maximum power of 6 Watts, making it suitable for fan less design in applications such as industrial controls and automation, digital gaming, communication infrastructure, 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."
The other features include:
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.
"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."
The GX-210 JA is now shipping to customers.