GizmoSphere Launches an AMD APU-Based Gizmo Board for Embedded Systems Inventors and Hobbyists

Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Jan 24 (Marketwire) -- 
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the newly launched Gizmo board, a
low-cost board geared toward x86-based embedded system development
available from GizmoSphere, is powered by an AMD Embedded G-Series
Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). Gizmo is a 4-inch by 4-inch x86
development board that can run a variety of operating systems including
Android, Linux(R), RTOSes and Windows(R). AMD is a founding member of
GizmoSphere, a not-for-profit organization whose collective goal is to
drive and enable technology projects of interest to independent
developers, with a focus on stimulating and encouraging innovation around
multicore heterogeneous computing using APUs.

    The Gizmo board includes the G-T40E dual-core processor running at 1.0
GHz, combined on a single die with AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6250 discrete-class
graphics. The board provides a performance capacity of 52 gigaFLOPS
(GFLOPS) at less than 10 watts. Custom high- and low-speed edge
connectors enable a full range of functions. This unprecedented level of
integration between serial and parallel processing offers a
power-efficient foundation for high-performance multimedia content
delivery across a broad range of embedded designs such as digital
signage, x86 set-top box (xSTB), IP-TV, thin client, information kiosk,
point-of-sale, casino gaming, media servers and industrial control
systems.

    "Gizmo is an excellent board for the next generation of embedded systems
development," said Kamal Khouri, director of Embedded Products, AMD. "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. Developers ready to take advantage of a high-performance,
full I/O-featured x86 development board will find tremendous value in
Gizmo." 

    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.

    About AMD
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the next era of vivid digital experiences with its ground-breaking AMD
Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing
devices. AMD's server computing products are focused on driving
industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD's
superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions
ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. For more information,
visit www.amd.com.

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Tara Sims
AMD Public Relations
(415) 713-5986
tara.sims@amd.com

Gary Grossman
Edelman for AMD 
(503) 471-6868
gary.grossman@edelman.com 

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