AMD Unveils New G-Series Embedded SKUs Using Excavator and Jaguar+ CPU Cores
AMD has announced three new SKUs in its G-Series embedded product lineup that will use either Excavator or Jaguar+ CPU cores. The third-gen G-series SoCs are designed to handle anything from some light gaming needs to Industrial applications, while providing scalability in performance power and price.
The Excavator based G-Series products are divided in to I-Family and J-Family of SoCs. The I-Family, also called Brown Falcon, features two Excavator cores, two GCN compute units, and a configurable TDP of up to 15W. It is compatible with dual channel DDR3 or DDR4 ECC memory as well as supports two SATA ports.
The J-Family, or Prairie Falcon, on the other hand is a low powered variant with the same two Excavator cores but just 2 GCN CUs. The J-Family has a TDP between 6 and 10 W, and only supports single channel non-ECCC DDR3/DDR4 with one SATA port. Further, both I-Family and J-Family are based on FP4, and are equipped with 4 PCIe 3.0 lanes, 2 USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0.
The third product in the AMD G-series is the LX class of SoCs, which uses a dual core Jaguar CPU with 1 GCN CU. The platform will support single channel DDR3 and have a power consumption scaled between 6 and 15 W.
Based on the FT3 package, the LX SoCs are the most energy efficient embedded solution offered by AMD and are targeted towards segments involving industrial automation, military and aerospace, networking/communications and zero clients.
Finally, AMD’s G-Series embedded SoCs are expected to have a minimum of 10-year life cycle.