AMD announced new AMD Embedded R-Series SOC processors.
The processors incorporate AMD 64-bit x86 CPU core (“Excavator”), plus third-generation Graphics Core Next GPU architecture, and power management for reduced energy consumption.
The combination of these AMD innovations and technologies provide graphics performance and key embedded features for next-generation designs.
The single-chip system-on-chip (SOC) architecture enables simplified, small form factor board and system designs from AMD customers and a number of third party development platform providers.
“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.
Aylor added that 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.
In September, AMD launched AMD PRO A-Series mobile and desktop processors — targeting the Microsoft Windows 10 market.
The company claimed that the new processors offer enhanced performance, reliability and opportunity to business users and IT decision makers and are designed for the future with Microsoft Windows 10.
In August, AMD announced the demonstration of the world’s first hardware-based GPU virtualization solution, the AMD Multiuser GPU, at VMworld 2015.
This solution enables a virtualized workstation-class experience with full ISV certifications and local desktop-like performance.
With the AMD Multiuser GPU, IT professionals can configure these solutions to allow up to 15 users on a single AMD GPU.