AMD G-Series Brings APUs to the x86 Embedded Marketby Ganesh T S on January 19, 2011 12:29 AM EST
The AMD Embedded G-Series solution is very exciting for many embedded markets. AMD let us in on the fact that the Microsoft Surface 2.0 demonstrated in the 2011 CES Microsoft Keynote was in fact powered by the AMD Embedded G-Series. Some digital signage solutions from MediaVue and thin clients from Wyse are also based on this new platform. There are also a large number of partners and customers lined up, ready to launch products based on the AMD Embedded G-Series over the next few quarters.
AMD is putting up this solution against the Embedded Atom series models from Intel, promising better footprint (lesser number of balls to route). AMD doesn't really have any credible competitor to stand up against Intel SoCs such as the CE4100 / CE4200. We believe that the AMD APU would be a wonderful base for a SoC solution in that market segment. However, the additional Hudson hub makes it difficult to get small form factor systems.
In the near future, we can look forward to some exciting embedded systems where the AMD Embedded G-Series can make a real difference with its graphics prowess.