The G-Series family is one of the most widely adopted platforms in the history of AMD's embedded solutions. AMD have just announced the second generation of their G-Series accelerated processing units (APUs) and central processing units (CPUs).
G-series devices address a wide range of embedded applications in healthcare, finance, education, and retail, and also industrial applications in rugged and harsh environments.
All of these devices are implemented at the 28nm technology node. The APUs, which are code-named "Steppe Eagle," boast two or four enhanced "Jaguar" CPU cores along with a new graphics processing unit (GPU) core based on the AMD Radeon HD 9000 platform. The CPUs, which are code-named "Crowned Eagle," boast two or four enhanced "Jaguar" CPU cores but no GPU core; these devices are targeted at data-centric, graphics-lite applications.
The processor cores in the new G-Series family include enhanced security features to protect against malicious access to sensitive data and operations at the hardware level. These features include the AMD platform security processor (PSP) and the ARM TrustZone architecture.
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