October 03, 2005 00:25 ET

AMD Geode GX Single Board Computer Reference Design Kit Speeds Product Time to Market For Low-Power Devices; Complete System Design Package Reduces Engineering Development Time

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Oct 3, 2005) -

AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the availability of the AMD Geode™ GX Single Board Computer Reference Design Kit (AMD Geode GX SBC RDK), an adaptable design that addresses a broad range of embedded devices such as network appliances, kiosks, point-of-sale terminals and corporate thin clients. The AMD Geode GX SBC RDK provides customers a platform for low cost, high impact designs by providing an affordable, integrated suite of support and development capabilities. The utility of these designs help reduce development cost and time-to-market for Single Board Computer (SBC) applications.

The AMD Geode GX SBC reference design kit is based on 4th-generation RDK technology and provides a complete system design package, giving designers flexibility, versatility and enhanced capabilities -- all in a small package (approximate dimensions 5.5" x 5"). An AMD Geode GX 466@0.9W processor provides the flexibility of the x86 instruction set with the power to run popular operating systems. The Geode GX processor is paired with the new CS5536 companion chip, which enables USB 2.0 and ATA100.

"In today's competitive market, customers must quickly and efficiently bring single board computer and networked computing appliance solutions to market," said Erik Salo, director of marketing, AMD Microprocessor Solutions Sector. "The flexibility of the AMD Geode GX SBC RDK along with its low-power design adds value to the high performance capabilities of this RDK and will help designers and engineers meet or exceed expectations in this growing market."

The AMD Geode GX SBC RDK provides a complete solution, including schematics, layout and full documentation. Full integration with AMD Geode Solutions technologies, low-power requirements and design flexibility help to reduce costly time-to-market and enable more effective, efficient SBC designs.

Primary Product Features

-- Lead Free, 4-layer board design
-- CPU power to process multiple applications locally
-- Small form factor -- approximately 5.5"W x 1"H x 5"D
-- Low-power consumption -- 6W typical, 1W standby -- with no
fan, powered by 12 V external adapter
-- Display resolution up to 1600x1200
-- 4 USB 2.0 ports
-- Support for multiple operating systems
-- Microsoft® Windows® CE
-- Microsoft XPe
-- Linux
-- Legacy I/O expansion via a daughter card
-- 2 serial ports
-- 1 parallel port
-- High bandwidth Ethernet (10-100Mbps)
-- Mini IDE interface
-- CRT or TFT display support
-- Additional audio peripheral connectivity
-- Support multiple protocols, plug-ins and local applications
-- Web browser
-- Multimedia payers
-- Terminal services
-- BIOS support available from Insyde Software and General

For more information about the AMD Geode GX SBC RDK, visit The Geode GX 466@0.9W processor operates at 333MHz. Model numbers reflect performance as described here: 0,,50_2330_9863_9864,00.html (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.).

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