AMD introduces new R-Series processors
Embedded single-chip offerings deliver superior graphics and first DDR4 memory support
Chip designer AMD has announced new AMD embedded R-Series single-chip system-on-chip (SOC) processors that establish performance leadership across a targeted range of application markets including digital signage, retail signage, medical imaging, electronic gaming, media storage and communications and networking.
Designed for demanding embedded needs, the processors incorporate the newest AMD 64-bit x86 CPU core "Excavator", plus third-generation Graphics Core next GPU architecture, and state-of-the-art power management for reduced energy consumption. Combined, these AMD innovations and technologies provide industry-leading graphics performance and key embedded features for next-generation designs.
The single-chip SOC architecture enables simplified, small form factor board and system designs from AMD customers and a number of third party development platform providers, while providing astounding graphics and multimedia performance, including capability for hardware-accelerated decode of 4K video playback.
"AMD continues its push into x86 embedded platforms and that's paying off with an increasing number of customers and applications," said Jim McGregor, principal analyst, TIRIAS Research. "There is a need for immersive graphics, high-quality visualisation, and parallel computing in an increasing number of embedded applications. Across these fronts, the AMD embedded R-Series SOC is a very compelling solution."
"With so much momentum around immersive experiences, especially for visual and parallel computing, the embedded industry needs a high-performance, low-power and efficient architecture with superior graphics and compute capabilities," said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Embedded Solutions.
"Our new AMD embedded R-Series SOC is a strong match for these needs in a variety of industries including digital signage, retail signage, medical imaging, electronic gaming machines, media storage, and communications and networking. The platform offers a strong value proposition for this next generation of high-performance, low-power embedded designs."