AMD Geode s AMD Geode LX EPIC Reference Design Kit

AMD announced the availability of the AMD Geode™ LX EPIC Reference Design Kit
(RDK). The AMD Geode LX EPIC RDK leverages the industry-standard EPIC SBC form
factor and low-power system design to maximize adaptability and help developers
get products to market more quickly and efficiently. The wide acceptance of this
small form factor with PC104 and PC104Plus expandability adds to the multiple
I/O options available to meet growing customer demand in the industry.
Additionally, the AMD Geode LX [email protected]* processor provides all the capabilities
of the x86 instruction set with the power to run a broad range of operating
systems and applications.

AMD Geode AMD Geode LX EPIC Reference Design Kit

AMD announced the availability of the AMD Geode™ LX EPIC Reference Design Kit
(RDK). This RDK will help developers quickly and efficiently create low-power,
high-performance single board computer (SBC) products, enabling faster time to
market. This versatile, industry-standard design supports a wide range of rugged
industrial SBC applications including data acquisition, video processing,
point-of-sale terminals, telecommunications, global positioning satellite (GPS)
devices and motion control.

“AMD’s focus is to help reduce total cost of ownership while maintaining the
outstanding functionality that customers have come to expect,” said Erik Salo,
director of marketing for AMD’s Embedded Computing Solutions Division. “The AMD
Geode LX processor is incredibly versatile, and combined with the EPIC form
factor, this reference design is an attractive addition to our customer-centric
solution offerings that can provide immediate impact after investment.”

The AMD Geode LX EPIC RDK leverages the industry-standard EPIC SBC form
factor and low-power system design to maximize adaptability and help developers
get products to market more quickly and efficiently. The wide acceptance of this
small form factor with PC104 and PC104Plus expandability adds to the multiple
I/O options available to meet growing customer demand in the industry.
Additionally, the AMD Geode LX [email protected]* processor provides all the capabilities
of the x86 instruction set with the power to run a broad range of operating
systems and applications.

“This is a highly adaptable, low-power solution that will bring great value
to a variety of applications throughout the single board computer market,” said
Peter Lippert, CEO, LiPPERT Embedded Computers. “AMD has had great success with
the AMD Geode LX processor and we are pleased to partner with them to bring this
SBC offering to our customers.”

Primary Product Features

The AMD Geode LX EPIC RDK is a ready-to-go design that calls for minimal
customer development. This allows for accurate customization based on customer
needs and provides a complete solution including the key features listed below.

– AMD Geode LX [email protected]* processor with AMD Geode CS5536 Companion
– Small EPIC form factor – 115mm x 165 mm
– 6 layer, lead-free board design
– 64-bit DDR SDRAM
– High-speed data port
– 8MB SPI Flash
– 4 USB 2.0 ports and 1 port configurable as client
– Mini-PCI Slot
– 2-channel/6-channel audio software
– Dual 10/100 Ethernet (RJ45) – PCI Power Management
– JTAG Debug Interface
– Hardware Watchdog Timer
– 3V PWM and Digital I/O
– Super I/O
– RS232 serial interface
– IEEE1284 parallel interface
– PS2 keyboard and mouse
– Digital PWM
– 5V Digital I/O (8 bits)
– Analog I/O (6 channel)
– SPI Flash Interface

Availability
The AMD Geode LX EPIC reference design kit is available from the AMD Embedded
Developer Support website. For more information, visit

www.amd.com/geodelxepicrdk