AMD Geode™ GX SOM-144 RDK Product Brief
Low-Power, High-Performance Development Tool for Embedded and Industrial Applications
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The AMD Geode™ GX SOM-144 Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a low-power, high-performance System-On-Module (SOM) tool designed to help developers create the next generation of small, embedded and industrial computing products. The SOM-144 is a full-function, manufacture-ready reference design platform that leverages the AMD philosophy of delivering low total cost of ownership to deliver high value throughout the product development cycle.
Small form factor for flexible system design
Based on Advantech’s SOM-144 System-On-Module form factor, the AMD Geode GX SOM-144 RDK is ideal for applications that require a small form factor and where low power usage, performance, and reliability are important.
The SOM-144 RDK gives system designers enhanced flexibility, versatility and creative capabilities – all in a small, industry-standard package. Approximate dimensions are 100mm x 68mm. An onboard AMD Geode GX email@example.comW processor* gives designers the powerful options of the x86 instruction set and the option of running all popular operating systems.
Low-power, x86 solutions for real-world needs
The AMD Geode GX SOM-144 RDK, and other AMD advanced development tools, represents the AMD commitment to low-power, customer-centric solutions for the x86 and industrial computing market. The SOM-144 RDK contains a full suite of tools and features to enable designers to quickly and efficiently move embedded computing appliance solutions to market.
Overall, this simplifies the design, reduces risk, and aids in time-to-market for new products. A custom baseboard can be designed to support a wide range of products using the SOM-144 Design Specification available from Advantech and on the AMD Alchemy™ and Geode Developer Support website.
The SOM-144 module provides standard functions (CPU, I/O, PCI Bus, etc.) in a high-density form factor. Using this module as the basis for a custom product eliminates the need to design, build, debug, and test a complex printed circuit board with high-speed buses, power distribution, and other critical layout constraints.
Primary Product Features
- CPU power to process multiple applications locally
- Industry-standard form factor – SOM-144, approximately 100mm x 68mm
- Supports CRT or TFT**
- Supports standard buses
- USB 1.1 (x4)
- IDE ATA 66
- AC’97 v2.1
- Analog RGB (CRT version) or LCD interface (TFT version)
- LPC, PCI, SMB
- Support for multiple operating systems
- Microsoft® Windows® CE
- Microsoft Windows XP Embedded
- System Design Package – simplified design and engineering reduces time-to-market
- Cost-Optimized – facilitates low total cost of ownership in design/market cycle
- Low-Power System Design – allows smaller form factor designs and reduced heat
- Small Form Factor – minimizes enclosure space
*This processor operates at 400MHz. Model numbers reflect performance as described here
**CRT or TFT operation is dependent upon stuffing options including CPU choice.