AMD Embedded G멣eries SoC Gives New Gizmo 2 Development Board a Boost in Performance for DIY Developers

Open source sin짯gle board com짯pu짯ter from Giz짯mo짯Sphe짯re offers fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty and per짯for짯mance for embedded, DIY and advan짯ced hob짯by짯ist markets

SUNNYVALE, Calif. Nov. 11, 2014 AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announ짯ced the AMD Embedded G멣eries Sys짯tem-on-Chip (SoC) is powe짯ring the new Giz짯mo 2 deve짯lo짯p짯ment board from Giz짯mo짯Sphe짯re, a non짯pro짯fit deve짯lo짯p짯ment board com짯mu짯ni짯ty. Giz짯mo 2 is a second-gene짯ra짯ti짯on, open source deve짯lo짯p짯ment board, offe짯ring embedded pro짯gramm짯ers and advan짯ced DIY짯ers out짯stan짯ding com짯pu짯te and gra짯phics per짯for짯mance on a sin짯gle plat짯form for a wide ran짯ge of Linux and Win짯dows based deve짯lo짯p짯ment projects.

The AMD Embedded G멣eries SoC pro짯ces짯sor com짯bi짯nes a powerful and effi짯ci짯ent CPU and GPU on a sin짯gle chip, making Giz짯mo 2 ide짯al for both DIY짯ers and pro짯fes짯sio짯nals loo짯king to go bey짯ond the ent짯ry-level per짯for짯mance available with most of today셲 DIY boards, said Kamal Khou짯ri, direc짯tor of mar짯ke짯ting, AMD Embedded Solu짯ti짯ons. 쏥iz짯mo 2 offers cut짯ting-edge com짯pu짯te per짯for짯mance and excep짯tio짯nal gra짯phics pro짯ces짯sing, enab짯ling the explo짯ra짯ti짯on of new ide짯as in sci짯ence and tech짯no짯lo짯gy, while encou짯ra짯ging inno짯va짯ti짯on around mul짯ti짯co짯re hete짯ro짯ge짯neous computing.

Based on the AMD GX-210HA dual-core pro짯ces짯sor, Giz짯mo 2 is more powerful than its pre짯de짯ces짯sor, cou짯pling a 1.0 GHz CPU and 300 MHz GPU while only dra짯wing 9 watts TDP on a com짯pact, 4멼nch by 4멼nch board. Giz짯mo 2 is one of the hig짯hest per짯forming deve짯lo짯p짯ment boards available with 85 GFLOPS per짯for짯mance, ide짯al for tho짯se loo짯king to sup짯ple짯ment or replace ent짯ry-level plat짯forms. Foun짯ded on an open source, com짯mu짯ni짯ty-based eco짯sys짯tem, Giz짯mo 2 hard짯ware sche짯ma짯tics, Ger짯ber for짯mat files and bill-of-mate짯ri짯als (BOM) will be open-sourced to the Giz짯mo짯Sphe짯re and Element14 com짯mu짯ni짯ty for tho짯se loo짯king to design and build a cus짯tom board.

Fea짯tures of the Giz짯mo 2 board include:

  • HDMI video/audio output
  • 1 GB DDR3-1600 memory
  • HD audio in/out
  • mSATA/mini PCIe Connector
  • microSD card slot
  • Onboard Giga짯bit Ethernet
  • USB 3 (2) and 2 (2) connectors
  • Sup짯port for DirectX짰 11.1, OpenGL 4.2x and Open짯CL꽓 1.2, enab짯ling par짯al짯lel processing
  • Error-Cor짯rec짯tion Code (ECC) memo짯ry support

The board is available world짯wi짯de for $199 (USD) through Giz짯mo짯sphe짯re and the Element14 com짯mu짯ni짯ty. Giz짯mo짯Sphe짯re pro짯vi짯des com짯mu짯ni짯ty forums for deve짯lo짯pers to find and share infor짯ma짯ti짯on on Giz짯mo 2, plus examp짯les and tips on deve짯lo짯p짯ment pro짯jects. To learn more about Giz짯mo짯Sphe짯re, or to purcha짯se a Giz짯mo 2 board, plea짯se visit www.GizmoSphere.org.

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About AMD

AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and inte짯gra짯tes tech짯no짯lo짯gy that powers mil짯li짯ons of intel짯li짯gent devices, inclu짯ding per짯so짯nal com짯pu짯ters, tablets, game con짯so짯les and cloud ser짯vers that defi짯ne the new era of sur짯round com짯pu짯ting. AMD solu짯ti짯ons enable peo짯p짯le ever짯y짯whe짯re to rea짯li짯ze the full poten짯ti짯al of their favo짯ri짯te devices and appli짯ca짯ti짯ons to push the boun짯da짯ries of what is pos짯si짯ble. For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on, visit www.amd.com.

About Giz짯mo짯Sphe짯re

Giz짯mo짯Sphe짯re is an inde짯pen짯dent initia짯ti짯ve crea짯ted to meet the open source deve짯lo짯p짯ment needs of embedded deve짯lo짯pers around the glo짯be. It ser짯ves as a resour짯ce cen짯ter pro짯vi짯ding documentation,

down짯loads, sche짯ma짯tics, news and other infor짯ma짯ti짯on per짯ti짯nent to the embedded deve짯lo짯p짯ment com짯mu짯ni짯ty. Giz짯mo짯Sphe짯re offers Giz짯mo 2, which brings the power of a super짯com짯pu짯ter and the I/O capa짯bi짯li짯ties of a micro짯con짯trol짯ler to the x86 open source embedded deve짯lo짯p짯ment com짯mu짯ni짯ty in one con짯ve짯ni짯ent, afforda짯ble packa짯ge. For details, visit www.gizmosphere.org.

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