At Design West AMD announced its new Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip (SOC) platform, a single-chip solution based on its “Jaguar” CPU architecture and AMD Radeon 8000 Series graphics. According to the company the AMD Embedded G-Series signifies a strategic push to focus on high-growth markets outside the PC industry, with an emphasis on embedded systems.


The AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform is said to offer up to 113 percent improved CPU performance compared to the prior generation AMD Embedded G-Series APU, and up to a 125 percent advantage compared to the Intel Atom when running multiple industry-standard compute intensive benchmarks, according to AMD.


For embedded applications, the new platform  includes support for DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2x and OpenCL 1.22 that enables parallel processing and high-performance graphics processing, yielding up to a 20 percent graphics improvement over the previous AMD Embedded G-Series APU and greater than 5x advantage over Intel Atom when running multiple industry-standard graphics-intensive benchmarks, according to AMD.


The AMD Embedded G-Series SOC supports Windows Embedded 8 and Linux, and is designed for such embedded applications as industrial control and automation, digital signage, electronic gaming systems, SMB storage, IP-TV, medical and network appliances, set-top boxes and more. AMD will ship the AMD G-Series SOC platform with general availability in the second quarter of 2013,