AMD today announced at the Embedded System Conference that it has added two low-power mobile AMD64 processors to its AMD64 Longevity program. This program means the processors will stay available for at least 5 years.
However, AMD didn't share details about which processors they have added.
The high performance AMD64-based products are expected to be available with extended longevity to high-end embedded customers beginning in Q4 of 2005. They are intended for incorporation into systems such as rugged field PCs, workstations and servers; blade servers for low airflow or other constrained environments; and process automation servers.
The AMD64-based value product is immediately available for high-end embedded designs such as test equipment, audio applications, single board computers and other custom designs and new higher performing products in this line will be available with longevity beginning in the fourth quarter of 2005.
The AMD64 Longevity Program allows customers designing high-end embedded products such as network, storage, blade and telecommunications servers; digital imaging; and military and industrial controls systems, to have processor availability for a minimum of five years. These markets have lengthy design and qualification cycles and longer life spans in the marketplace than typical mainstream computing products. All products offered under the AMD64 Longevity Program are identical in form, fit and function to their standard roadmap counterparts.