AMD Embedded Roadmap For 2014 Unveiled – Radeon HD 9000 and HD 8000 Equipped APUs Detailed Along With GCN Based Adelaar GPU

AMD Embedded Roadmap For 2014 Unveiled – Radeon HD 9000 and HD 8000 Equipped APUs Detailed Along With GCN Based Adelaar GPU

AMD has released their roadmap for their 2014 lineup of embedded
solutions which would make AMD the first company to offer both x86 and
ARM based products simultaneously to the embedded computing market for
low power and high-performance systems.

AMD Embedded Products Roadmap For 2014 Unveiled

The AMD Embedded Roadmap for 2014 details how the embedded computing
market is growing in fast pace and as a focus toward the market, AMD
would be introducing four new products codenamed Adelaar, Steppe Eagle, Bald Eagle and HieroFalcon.

“AMD is committed to providing the embedded community with the solutions required to succeed
in today’s transformative market as it continues to expand at an
unprecedented rate,” said Arun Iyengar, vice president and general
manager, AMD Embedded Solutions. “There are different customer needs in
different segments of this market — from low-power to high-performance,
Linux to Windows, x86 to ARM — and now with our upcoming product
portfolio, we are addressing them by providing embedded design engineers with a range of solutions backed by our embedded longevity program for supply stability assurance to fit their every need.” AMD

“The unprecedented rise of intelligent connected solutions over the next several years will require a myriad of ultra low-power to ultra high-performance solutions connecting devices to the cloud,”
said Jim McGregor, Principal Analyst with TIRIAS Research. “With their
new roadmap, AMD leverages both ARM and x86 computing and graphics architectures
to fulfill the company’s vision of creating an ambidextrous ecosystem.
The current products combined with the new roadmap offer price,
performance and power options to meet the needs of embedded designers.” AMD

AMD Embedded – Adelaar GPU

AMD Adelaar GPU

First up in the lineup is AMD’s Adelaar discrete GPU which is
featuring the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture. The Adeelar GPU is
specifically designed for embedded solutions and would be available as
an MCM (multi-chip module). The GPU comes with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory
integrated on the die pumping out 72 GB/s bandwidth and support for DirectX 11.1,
OpenGL 4.2, Multi Display. The AMD Adeelar embedded GPU is planned for
launch in first half of 2014 as an  MCM, mobile PCI express module (MXM)
and standard PC graphics card.

Technical Specifications:

  • AMD Venus architecture
  • 14 Compute Units
  • 896 Stream Processors
  • 2 GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 4.5 GBPS Transfer Rate
  • 128-bit Memory Bus
  • 72 GB/s Bandwidth

AMD Embedded – Bald Eagle APU/CPU

AMD Bald Eagle APU CPU

On the high-performance side, AMD has the Bald Eagle APU/CPU
featuring the x86 Steamroller cores. The Embedded chips would be
available in Dual and Quad core variants with the APU models featuring
an Radeon HD 9000 series GPU with a TDP of 17 to 35 W. Both the APU and
CPU models would feature full support for HSA enhancements delivering
superior and next generation performance for embedded clients.
The Radeon HD 9000 Series integrated graphics chip would be based on
the GCN core architecture and its a surprise that unlike the discrete
desktop Volcanic Islands lineup which would possibly use a new naming scheme,
the iGPs stick to the older branding scheme. The Bald Eagle APU/CPU
would replace the current R-Series APU/CPU which feature the x86
Piledriver cores.

AMD Embedded – Hierofalcon CPU SOC

AMD Hierofalcon CPU SOC

Another product in AMD’s Embedded high-performance lineup is the
first 64-bit ARM based Hierofalcon SOC powered by upto eight ARM
Cortex-A5 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. The SOC ranges between a TDP of 15 –
30 W. The highly integrated SoC includes 10 Gb KR Ethernet and
PCI-Express Gen 3 for high-speed network connectivity, making it ideal
for control plane applications. The “Hierofalcon” series also provides
enhanced security with support for ARM TrustZone technology and a
dedicated cryptographic security co-processor, aligning to the increased
need for networked, secure systems. “Hierofalcon” is expected to be
sampling in the second quarter of 2014 with production in the second
half of the year.

AMD Embedded – Steppe Eagle APU SOC

AMD Steppe Eagle APU SOC

“Steppe Eagle” will further extend the performance and low-power
range of the current award-winning AMD Embedded G-Series APU SoC
platform with an enhanced “Jaguar” CPU core architecture and AMD
Graphics Core Next GPU architecture that include new features for
increased CPU and GPU frequency.

Designed for low-power embedded applications, “Steppe Eagle” is
designed to offer increased performance-per-watt both at a lower TDP
than the current AMD Embedded G-Series APU SoC, as well as extending the
high-end performance above 2 GHz. “Steppe Eagle” also provides embedded
design engineers the flexibility to leverage the current AMD Embedded
G-Series APU SoC board design and software stack for a variety of
applications with footprint compatibility. “Steppe Eagle” is expected to
be available in the first half of 2014.

AMD Embedded Products 2014
This article originally appeared on WCCFTech (Link)

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