AMD's Embedded G-Series Platform Gets Real-Time OS Support from Express Logic

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More good stuff coming out of AMD this week. The chip company has just announced that embedded software provider Express Logic has brought its industry-leading ThreadX real-time operating system (RTOS) to the AMD Embedded G-Series platform. What's that mean? It means that the APU is spreading its wings. We've loved the time we've spent with Fusion thus far, and that platform alone has made us a believer in the APU. Now, the Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) offers an advanced, low-power, multi-core x86 CPU and a discrete-class DirectX®-11-capable GPU on a single, small-footprint die, and we're told that this family of APUs was created expressly for the requirements of embedded systems, many of which require the precise, deterministic timing of an RTOS.

ThreadX offers “instant on” and a footprint as small as 6KB with automatic scaling as required by the application. In addition to many features and tools designed to make its RTOS easy to implement, Express Logic also offers a ThreadX Safety-Critical Certification Pack that can help speed certification of regulated systems. APUs in the enterprise? Looks like we're just about there...
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omegadraco replied on Tue, Apr 26 2011 11:15 AM

So far AMD seems to be dominating the advances in low power/low heat solutions for netbooks and tablets. I could see these used in the netbooks that we provide the students at the school I work for right now they have netbooks with Atom processors which are terribly slow.

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