New AMD Geode processor to provide full desktop functionality on mobile, embedded devices.Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. has announced availability of the AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, www.amd.com) A major manufacturer of semiconductor devices including x86-compatible CPUs, embedded processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices and networking chips. Geode LX email@example.comW processor, enabling consumers to experience full-featured, desktop-style computing on a new generation of x86 architecture-based embedded and mobile devices. Requiring less than one watt of power, the AMD Geode LX firstname.lastname@example.orgW processor supports the Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. XP and XP Embedded See Windows XP Embedded. operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. , allowing users to leverage familiar business and consumer applications on low-power, fan-less portable products.
The industry standard x86 architecture The generic term x86 refers to the "CISC" type instruction set of the most commercially successful CPU architecture in the history of personal computing, used in processors from Intel, AMD, VIA, and others. , low power consumption and excellent performance makes the AMD Geode LX processor ideal for a wide variety of consumer electronics and computing markets, including multimedia devices, single-board computers, access devices and other general embedded applications. Examples of products that would benefit from the AMD Geode LX processor's capabilities include HDTVs, IP set-top boxes, thin clients, point-of-sale kiosks and Windows-powered tablet PCs. Furthermore, new categories of x86-based mobile multimedia devices that merge full desktop computing functionality with small form factor, battery-powered portability are now possible.
"As a leader and trend setter in consumer electronics, Samsung aggressively pursues innovative embedded processor A CPU chip used in a system other than a general purpose workstation, desktop or laptop computer. Such chips are used by the billions every year in a myriad of products. See embedded system. solutions for our products," said Dr. James Jo, vice president of the Digital Media R&D Center, Corporate R&D, Samsung Electronics Samsung Electronics (SEC, Hangul:삼성전자; KSE: 005930, KSE: 005935, LSE: SMSN, LSE: SMSD) is a South Korean multinational corporation and the world's largest and leading electronics and information technology company. . "Products like the AMD Geode LX email@example.comW processor that integrate low power and high performance will drive continued innovation in key markets. Designers will be able to consider completely new x86 architecture-based embedded applications when not forced to compromise power or performance."
Offering the industry's highest performance per watt, the AMD Geode LX processor provides increased memory bandwidth through a DDR (Double Data Rate) Refers to an SDRAM memory chip that increases performance by doubling the effective data rate of the frontside bus. For more details, see SDRAM.
DDR - Double Data Rate Random Access Memory interface and enhanced I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output throughput with USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. 2.0. With these technical enhancements, engineers are free to design innovative products without compromising battery life, size, mobility or performance. In addition, the processor's ability to optimize Windows XP and XP Embedded offers simplified programming and a familiar environment for consumers.
"We are excited AMD's new Geode LX processor supports Windows XP and XP Embedded," said Jane Gilson, director of marketing for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. "Together, the flexibility of Windows and AMD Geode processors are enabling developers to create a range of new and innovative low-power, high-performance devices."
The AMD Geode LX processor delivers on the AMD 'x86 Everywhere' vision of extending familiar features and functionality to a full range of computing devices that include mobile consumer products, industrial equipment, servers, workstations, desktops and mobile computers with the industry standard x86 chip architecture. Now that the power constraints of high-performance x86-compliant embedded processors are being alleviated, computing and consumer electronic devices can run more complex software and process more data, bringing traditional PC-type functionality and capabilities to small, full-feature products.
"By enabling a greater number of innovations to be developed upon the standardized x86-based platform, end-users will benefit from the ability to run thousands of existing software applications on devices that seamlessly interoperate with all other x86- based products," said Fred Weber, AMD corporate vice president and chief technology officer. "This enhanced end-user experience will ultimately accelerate adoption of next-generation devices of every shape, size, weight and use; in homes, in offices, in cars, in supply chains, in storage networks, in data centers--essentially, everywhere."