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AMD And Logic Product Development Help Streamline Embedded Design With Low-Power, High-Performance Development Tool


— AMD Geode™ LX ETX Reference Design Kit Greatly Simplifies Design Processes and Helps Eliminate Risk, While Reducing Time to Market —

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- March 7, 2006 --Today AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Logic Product Development announced the availability of the AMD Geode™ LX ETX Reference Design Kit (RDK). This low-power, high-performance system-on-module (SOM) is designed to help developers quickly and efficiently bring the next generation of small, embedded and industrial computing products to market. Featuring a design adaptable to many solutions, the new AMD Geode LX ETX RDK supports a wide range of embedded device types such as kiosks, information appliances, medical or industrial applications, point-of-sale terminals, corporate thin clients and embedded controllers.

“AMD is committed to producing low-cost, ready-to-go modules that provide the flexibility and performance that our customers need to develop outstanding embedded products,” said Erik Salo, director of marketing for AMD’s Embedded Computing Solutions Division. “With partners like Logic Product Development, AMD is helping customers quickly and efficiently bring the next generation of embedded computing appliance solutions to market.”

The AMD Geode LX ETX RDK leverages the ETX industry-standard SOM form factor and low-power system design to produce an excellent solution for applications that require small size without sacrificing features, performance or reliability. System designers benefit from flexibility and versatility to create a broad range of products based on a small industry-standard SOM measuring 96mm x 115mm. Additionally, an AMD Geode LX 800@0.9W* processor provides all the capabilities of the x86 instruction set with the power to run a broad range of operating systems and applications. Together with the AMD Geode LX processor, the ETX module contains the AMD Geode CS5536 companion device and SODIMM memory, eliminating the need for a designer to recreate these portions of the design.

“In the highly competitive design market, we are excited to partner with AMD to create time-to-market solutions that provide developers with the best possible value,” said Eric Harnisch, director of marketing, Logic Product Development. “Speed to market can provide a significant competitive advantage for our customers, and the Geode LX ETX RDK will enable designers to deliver innovative products with greater efficiency and at lower costs.”

Primary Product Features
Continuing AMD’s design philosophy of delivering high product value and low total cost of ownership throughout the development cycle, the AMD Geode LX ETX RDK provides a complete solution including baseboard schematics, design documentation, and software driver package for supported operating systems.

– AMD Geode LX 800@0.9W* CPUx86 compatible
– Small ETX form factor – 96mm X 115mm
– 6 layer, lead-free board design
– Low power – 6 W typical, 1 W standby with no fan
– Support Multiple OS – Microsoft WinCE, XP/XPe, and Linux
– Legacy I/O option capabilities through a baseboard card
– 4 USB 2.0 ports
– High bandwidth Ethernet (10-100Mbps)
– IDE Interface
– Display resolution up to 1600x1200
– CRT or TFT display support
– Additional AC97 audio peripheral connectivity
– 5-year lifecycle
– No fan or heat sink required
– Integrated FPU
– Up to 512 Mbytes RAM
– Flash interface
– 66 MHz PCI bus
– Gigabit Ethernet capable
– JTAG Development Tool

For more information about the AMD Geode LX ETX RDK, visit A custom baseboard can be designed to support a wide range of products using the ETX Component SBC™ Specification, which is available from JUMPtec® and on the AMD Embedded Developer Support website.

About AMD
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*This processor operates at 500 MHz. Model numbers reflect performance as described here:

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