AMD shows off new processors for embedded applications at the Embedded Systems Conference this week. The new single-core AMD Athlon 64 processors have a thermal envelope of as low as 8W and are AM2 socket-compatible.
The AMD Athlon 64 processor Models 2000+, 2600+, and 3100+ feature power envelopes of 8, 15, and 25W maximum thermal design power, respectively. They support ECC memory for high reliability data applications and are especially applicable for systems such as Network Attached Storage (NAS), Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs) for the telecommunications market, and various single board computing and industrial implementations. These models will be generally available in Q4.
There have been more than a dozen additions or enhancements to the AMD Embedded Solutions family of processors and development systems so far this year. AMD plans to continue the push for choice and innovation in the embedded space well into the future. Products as wide ranging as the recently discussed “Bobcat” family of processors and the newly announced Quad-core AMD Opteron™ processor, formerly code-named “Barcelona,” represent future possibilities for embedded designs that could range from the ultimate visual experience in an ultra-low power portable device to leading-edge enterprise-class performance in a telecommunications blade or storage system.