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AMD attacks device market with Alchemy processor development boards

Dec 16, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Austin, TX — AMD today announced three new development board kits for its low power Alchemy Solutions processor family. The DBAu1000, DBAu1500, and DBAu1100 development board kits are integrated hardware/software systems that leverage the high performance, low power AMD Alchemy Solutions processors.

AMD's MIPS technology based Au1000, Au1500, and Au1100 processors are highly integrated system-on-a-chip (SOC) processors that offer up to 400 MHz processing speed at as low as 250 milliwatts power consumption. The Alchemy Solutions processors are ideally suited for a broad variety of non-PC Internet appliance applications such as automotive navigation/entertainment systems, computing devices such as web tablets and PDAs, home and small office networking, and access devices such as gateways, routers and firewalls, and gaming devices.

The three new development board kits each integrate processors, memory, and peripherals onto a single board, along with debugging assist features and software. Specific hardware and software features vary slightly from board kit to board kit, but include . . .

  • 64MB SDRAM
  • 32MB AMD MirrorBit(tm) Flash Memory
  • AMD 10/100 Ethernet PHY(s)
  • USB host/device connectors
  • RS232 connectors
  • Hot swappable PCMCIA slots
  • Interface to static memory bus
  • LED's for system activity and software debug
  • EJTAG connections to the processor
  • Yamon boot monitor and debugger
  • Operating demonstration images for embedded Linux, Windows CE .NET, and VxWorks
  • Hardware design files
  • Quick start guide

The three development board kits are available immediately, at $1,995 each.

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