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AMD Drives Industrial Computing Innovation in Single Board Computer Market with Latest Reference Design Kit


— AMD Geode™ LX EPIC Reference Design Kit Offers Single Board Computer Developers Potential for Faster Return on Investment —

SUNNYVALE, Calif -- April 3, 2006 --Today AMD (NYSE: 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 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.

“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 800@0.9W* 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

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

For those equipment manufacturers and designers seeking complete SBC boards based on this reference design, products are immediately available from LiPPERT Embedded Computers. Pricing and availability information can be found at LiPPERT Embedded Computers, Inc. specializes in development and production of highly integrated embedded PC modules with small power requirements. LiPPERT offers standard and custom solutions even for the most demanding applications. For more information visit

About AMD
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative microprocessor solutions for computing, communications and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1969, AMD is dedicated to delivering superior computing solutions based on customer needs that empower users worldwide. For more information visit

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

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