AMD has given a presentation about its 2014 plans for the embedded processor market. This is one of the markets AMD will be pushing hard and there are quite a lot of new chips on the roadmap.
First up is Hierofalcon, a 64-bit ARM-based processor that will feature up to eight ARM Cortex-A57 cores. Expected to hit production in the second half of 2014, this chip is primarily designed for data centers, communication infrastructure and industrial applications.
The other three products are all slated for the first half of 2014. Bald Eagle is a high-performance embedded x86 processor, it will offer up to four Steamroller-based cores and will ship with and without AMD Radeon HD 9000-series integrated graphic. Bald Eagle will have a 17W to 35W TDP and promises new power management features.
Another eagle is the Steppe Eagle, a low-power x86 embedded APU that will offer up to four cores based on an optimized, low-power version of the Jaguar architecture. In its presentation, AMD touts the superior performance/Watt of Steppe Eagle and promises peak clockspeeds of over 2GHz.
AMD also talked about Adelaar, a line of discrete GCN-based embedded GPUs that will come in MCM, MXM an PCIe form factors. These GPUs will offer up to 2GB of GDDR5 memory with a peak bandwidth of 72GB/s.