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

GizmoSphere Launches an AMD APU-Based Gizmo Board for Embedded Systems 
Inventors and Hobbyists 
AMD Is a Founding Member of GizmoSphere Embedded Developer Community 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/13 --  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 Vi
osoft. 
About AMD
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leading 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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