AMD Launches Embedded G-T16R Accelerated Processing Unit

AMD announced the AMD Embedded G-T16R Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). The AMD G-T16R APU enables small form factor and fanless designs. It has a power consumption of only 2.3 watts on average or 4.5 watts thermal design power (TDP). The AMD Embedded G-T16R is targeted at very low power, small form factor and cost-sensitive embedded designs that require a combination of x86 compatibility and graphics. It is ideal for point-of-sale order entry stations and tablets, medical bedside terminals and solar-powered traffic control devices.

The AMD Embedded G-T16R APU is available at extremely accessible price points that enables designers to use it for cost-sensitive embedded applications. The chip reduces product development and life cycle costs with a common scalable platform design that spans the entire AMD Embedded G-Series. AMD’s approach enables one design to serve multiple product configurations, simplifying the supply chain, helping reduce operational complexity and enabling better platform economics.

The AMD Embedded G-T16R Accelerated Processing Unit supports Windows Embedded Compact 7, Green Hills INTEGRITY and Express Logic ThreadX operating systems. In addition, the embedded processor offers a cost-effective upgrade path for engineers using the AMD Geode LX processor family. The AMD G-T16R consumes about 7% less power and three times the performance of the 2.45 watt AMD Geode LX processor, while reducing the overall chip footprint by 58%. Support for the latest DDR3 memory helps reduce memory costs for legacy applications while enabling higher memory speed and capacity.

Below are some small form factor motherboards designed around the legacy I/O and low power support of the AMD G-T16R APU:

  • Advantech PCM-3356 PC/104 CPU module
  • Aewin PM-6161 PC/104 board
  • Arbor EmETX-a55E0 ETX CPU module
  • aValue ECM-A50M 3.5 embedded motherboard
  • Axiomtek CM100 COM Express module
  • MEN Mikro Elektronik SC24 computer-on-module

More info: AMD Embedded Products