Monday, January 24, 2011
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 01:00 PM
"Wednesday, AMD launched its G-series platform, codenamed eBrazos, for embedded systems. In calling the G-series an "embedded" part, AMD is using the term the same way that Intel does: to designate systems that fall outside the scope of the traditional PC market. (Examples include point-of-sale terminals, slot machines, kiosk systems, digital signs, industrial controls, and so on.)"
The CPU battle does not only exist on desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. There are a wide range of other electronics that use CPUs, ARM or x86 based, that we interact with almost on a daily basis. It looks like the competition is heating up in the embedded space and AMD is making its play with the super-mega-ultra-powerful-all-in-one chips that it calls APUs. I am not really sure if there is any real difference between these and those that end up in more traditional consumer spaces, but it looks like the the next year is going to see a serious boost the basic configuration for x86 based computers.