New AMD Embedded Processors Aimed at 4K Video Uses
Designed for high-end embedded requirements, the new processors incorporate AMD's newest 64-bit x86 CPU core, called "Excavator."AMD on Oct. 21 put forth a new embedded processor line that is sort of versatile, to say the least: It can run everything from medical imaging applications to 4K video slot machines -- and plenty of other things in between. The Gen 2 R-series chips, introduced at a media event in San Francisco, also can be used for portable ultrasound devices, video arcade machines, digital and retail signage, media storage and communications and networking -- among many other use cases. Designed for high-end embedded requirements, the new processors incorporate AMD's newest 64-bit x86 CPU core -- called "Excavator" -- plus third-generation Graphics Core Next GPU architecture, along with its best power management for reduced energy consumption, the company said. AMD said that the R-series single-chip system-on-chip architecture fills requirements for simplified, small-form factor board and system designs used by many AMD customers and third-party development platform providers.
Here are some of the key specs:
DirectX 12 support. --Features enhanced GPU performance and support for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) for full 4K decode and DirectX 12. The new chips became generally available worldwide on Oct. 21.