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Large Format Printer

Overview

Designers of next-generation printing and imaging solutions seek the freedom and flexibility to enable advanced value-add services while minimizing hardware, software and development expenses. They’re increasingly constrained by the cost, coding and maintenance inefficiencies imposed by legacy ASIC, DSP and FPGA processors, and burdened by antiquated system architectures and narrow processor support ecosystems that limit hardware and software scalability.

Providing a wide breadth of performance, power and price options – with support for both x86 processing architectures and software ecosystems – AMD enables OEMs to provide highly differentiated printing and imaging solutions and services that can lower their customers’ total cost of ownership. There are multiple x86 architectures?

AMD addresses the challenges for Print Imaging designers head-on with a comprehensive portfolio of processing solutions for printing and imaging systems spanning from midrange multifunction printers to enterprise-class large format and production printers.

AMD Processor Architecture Benefits

Where previously printing and imaging processing functions were partitioned across heterogeneous chipsets comprised of control CPUs, ASICs and/or DSPs and FPGAs, AMD’s Embedded SoCs and discrete graphics solutions can unify these functions under a single processor leveraging advanced GPU compute capabilities. In this architecture, the onboard GPU accelerates the computation of image processing algorithms via its massively parallel processing power, while consolidating scan and print pipeline processing and general control processing functions onto a common processing platform. This approach helps reduce BOM costs and simplifies hardware complexity while boosting processing performance, enabling fast, high quality scanning and printing, and advanced, revenue-generating value-add services including document management, data analysis and more. What’s more, system designers can exploit pin and software stack compatibility across select processors throughout AMD’s portfolio to maintain design continuity and streamline development cycles across their printing and imaging product portfolios.

Architecture Benefits Chart

Amplified Programming Efficiency

Printing and imaging system designers can quickly and easily harness the parallel processing power of AMD’s GPU compute capabilities leveraging the open standard, cross-platform OpenCL™ and OpenGL development tools. Providing the ability to develop and maintain unified, portable source code via a proven, non-proprietary programming platform, OpenCL and OpenGL enable developers to achieve significant programming efficiency gains and preserve the value of their source code for future product generations. Additionally, AMD provides a large library of OpenCL optimized compute functions for printing applications in the form of a vertical development kit (VDK) that will simplify the implementation of the printer software.

Print Pipeline

Print Pipeline Chart

Scan Pipeline

Scan Pipeline

Key Features

End-To End Processing Agility

AMD Embedded processors can accelerate algorithm processing across scan pipelines (image correction, image enhancement, image compression and decompression, storage to memory) and print pipelines (vector image processing and raster image processing).

Power Efficiency

AMD processors are available in a wide range of thermal design power (TDP) levels starting from 5 watts, and are well suited to meet Energy Star and Lot 26 certification standards.

Security

Select AMD processors contain an onboard AMD Secure Processor designed to meet stringent regulatory security specifications demanded by printer OEMs.

GPU Computing Versatility

The Radeon™ Open eCosystem (ROCm), based on the GPUOpen initiative, equips designers to achieve breakthrough innovations in GPU-driven imaging and parallel processing capabilities leveraging open development tools and software. CPU and GPU workloads can be balanced for optimal processing performance, reducing latencies and maximizing access to shared memory resources. This feature is currently supported on select AMD Embedded solutions, with additional support in progress.

Supply Longevity

AMD’s planned processor availability extends to up to 10 years, providing customers with a long-lifecycle roadmap.

Products

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Optimized for performance

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Optimized for power efficiency

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For enhanced graphics and compute

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