AMD aims x86 at hobbyist embedded board market
A low-cost board for x86-based embedded system development is available from GizmoSphere.
It is based on an AMD Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).
Gizmo is a 4 x 4in x86 development board that runs Android, Linux, RTOSes and Windows.
The board includes the G-T40E dual-core processor running at 1GHz with an integrated Radeon HD 6250 graphics processor.
The board performance is rated at 52GFLOPS at less than 10W.
Likely embedded applications include digital signage, x86 set-top box, IP-TV, point-of-sale and industrial control systems.
“The new board will serve the diverse and growing embedded development community and is especially useful for those wanting to incorporate the advanced capabilities possible by harnessing a heterogeneous architecture,” said Kamal Khouri, director of embedded products, AMD.
Packaged as part of a development kit, the Gizmo board is available now through GizmoSphere.org for $199.
GizmoSphere’s founding members include AMD, Sage Electronic Engineering, Texas Multicore Technologies and Viosoft.