Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) shares fell almost 4% on Tuesday after introducing an innovative embedded+ solution to streamline product launches in medical and industrial sectors.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has unveiled its latest innovation, the Embedded+ platform, designed to supercharge the development and rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) and sensor fusion applications for original design manufacturers (ODM).
The Embedded+ platform incorporates AMD Ryzen Embedded processors with Versal adaptive SoCs on a singular board, offering a scalable and energy-efficient architecture. This integration promises to cut down product qualification and development time.
Purpose of Embedded+ Platform
AMD’s Embedded+ platform is tailored to support Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) customers in developing products with low power usage, compact form factors, and long lifespans, specifically catering to the needs of the medical, industrial, and automotive sectors.
Chetan Khona from AMD underscored the importance of low-latency, deterministic responses in automated systems, where the value of sensor data decreases over time. The Embedded+ architecture aims to maximize data utility through efficient computing power, enabling partners to address specific customer and market needs effectively.
In a groundbreaking move, AMD has integrated x86 computing with integrated graphics and programmable hardware in the Embedded+ architecture. This integration improves AI inferencing and sensor fusion capabilities. The Ryzen Embedded processors, featuring Zen cores and Radeon graphics, support 4K multimedia experiences and include built-in video codecs for 4K H.264/H.265 encoding and decoding. The combination of low latency processing and high performance-per-watt inferencing has been anticipated to improve the execution of critical tasks.
Sapphire Technology has wasted no time in capitalizing on this innovation. They have unveiled the Sapphire Edge+ VPR-4616-MB, the first ODM solution built on the Embedded+ architecture. This Mini-ITX form factor motherboard incorporates the Ryzen Embedded R2314 processor and Versal AI Edge VE2302 Adaptive SoC, offering a comprehensive set of capabilities starting at just 30W of power.
Adrian Thompson from Sapphire Technology highlighted that the validated and reliable compute architecture of Embedded+ enables them to concentrate on improving other product features. This approach reduces the time to market and decreases R&D costs.
AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) Stock Performance
AMD stock dropped 3.64% to close at $167.88 on Tuesday. The traders had exchanged hands with 68,417,575 (68.41 million) shares compared to the average daily trading volume of 69.80 million.