Advanced Micro Devices and Mentor Graphics have completed a multiple-year agreement that will make the Mentor Embedded Linux distribution available for the chip company's forthcoming AMD Embedded G-Series "Steppe Eagle" system-on-a-chip device and AMD Embedded R-Series "Bald Eagle" accelerated processing units and CPUs. Mentor will provide at no cost a Mentor Embedded Linux Lite platform for evaluation.
The new line of Embedded G-Series accelerated processing units draws 3 watts on average and a maximum of 6W, according to Advanced Micro Devices. Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy said, "I think their new embedded G-Series APU solves a lot of problems for embedded system designers who are looking for great GPU performance and good x86 CPU performance, with a very low power draw."
Advanced Micro Devices has introduced the quad-core AMD Embedded G-Series processor, a system-on-a-chip device intended for use in digital signs, industrial and medical equipment, Internet-connected televisions and set-top boxes, among other embedded applications.
Advanced Micro Devices will use the Integrity real-time operating system from Green Hills Software with its G-Series accelerated processing units to address the market for embedded system processors. Embedded systems include products such as gaming systems, point-of-sale systems, information kiosks and set-top boxes.
Advanced Micro Devices is working with Happy Cloud, a cloud-based provider of games on demand, to offer Windows PC games on Web-connected television sets equipped with AMD's G-Series embedded microprocessors. Happy Cloud offers both streaming and progressive downloading of games.