SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has added a lower-power accelerated processing unit (APU) to its G-Series single-chip system-chips (SoCs).
The Sunnyvale, Calif., company said in a press release that its new APU will use one-third less power than other G-Series SoCs.
Arun Iyengar, general manager of embedded solutions at AMD, told us the GX-210JA APU burns an average of 3W in testing. Its maximum thermal design power is 6W.
The G-Series, launched at DESIGN West in April, is targeted at embedded systems in applications like industrial control and automation and the Internet of Things.
AMD G-Series platform block diagram.
Iyengar said the lower-power SoC will help AMD's customers maintain CPU performance while "enabling them to go up and down the stack without having to switch to a different vendor on the lower end." He also said AMD plans an ARM version, though he would not provide further details.