Small Form-Factor Power Architecture SoCs Target 1W Video-Enabled Consumer Devices
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation has released the APM801xx, a family of energy-efficient embedded processors providing one of the smallest form factors for a Power Architecture-based product. APM801xx product family supports high performance and a broad selection of peripherals for range of consumer devices from gateways, control panels and energy meters to network attached storage systems, consumer Wi-Fi access points, residential gateways, and connected displays. Each of the System-on-a-Chip (SoC) devices in the APM801xx family is designed to deliver server-class processing performance for consumer embedded systems that require less than 1W of operating power and low bill-of-material cost. Dramatic increases in volume for user-generated content (UGC) such as photos, music and video require large amounts of storage space and networking performance. Additionally, digital televisions and displays require direct Internet connections for IP content download and streaming of HD video. The APM801xx family is designed to deliver the performance that enables new applications.