AMD Announces World's First APU for Embedded Systems

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An APU, in case you're not up to snuff on your tech acronyms, is an Accelerated Processing Unit, and today AMD announced the immediate availability of its new Embedded G-Series APU.

According to AMD, this is the world's first and only APU for embedded systems. It's based on AMD's Fusion technology, incorporating the chip maker's new lower-power x86 CPU based on the "Bobcat" core.

"AMD’s commitment is to ensure the game-changing technologies we develop for consumers and the enterprise are also available for the vast and growing embedded market,” said Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Division, AMD. “Today, we have a record number of embedded launch partners. They are using the unique advancements of the AMD Embedded G-Series APU to develop a brand new generation of highly differentiated, energy-efficient, small form-factor embedded systems that can deliver the vivid visual experience expected in our always-connected world."

The Embedded G-Series APU can be configured with up to 2 x86 Bobcat CPU cores with 1MB of L2 cache and clocked at up to 1.6GHz. Other features includes 9W or 18W TDP (depending on the number of cores), DirectX 11 graphics, third generation Unified Video Decoder (UVD), and support for DDR3-800/1066 memory.

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