AMD Offers Optimal Price/Performance, and Unrivaled Processor Flexibility and Software Scalability for Low Cost, Value-add Printing and Imaging
Designers of next-generation printing and imaging solutions seek the freedom and flexibility to enable advanced value-add services while minimizing hardware, software and development expenses. They’re increasingly constrained by the cost, coding and maintenance inefficiencies imposed by legacy ASIC, DSP and FPGA processors, and burdened by antiquated system architectures and narrow processor support ecosystems that limit hardware and software scalability.
AMD addresses these challenges head-on with a comprehensive portfolio of processing solutions for printing and imaging systems spanning from midrange multifunction printers to enterprise-class large format and production printers. Providing a wide breadth of performance, power and price options – with support for both x86 and ARM® processing architectures and software ecosystems – AMD enables OEMs to provide highly differentiated printing and imaging solutions and services that can lower their customers’ total cost of ownership.
Shop AMD Solutions:
- Discrete Graphics AMD Embedded GPU
- x86 APU Platform AMD Embedded G-Series and R-Series APUs
- x86 SOC Platform AMD Embedded G-Series and R-Series SOCs
Where previously printing and imaging processing functions were partitioned across heterogeneous chipsets comprised of control CPUs, ASICs and/or DSPs and FPGAs, AMD’s Embedded SOCs and discrete graphics solutions can unify these functions under a single processor leveraging advanced GPU compute capabilities. In this architecture, the onboard GPU accelerates the computation of image processing algorithms via its massively parallel processing power, while consolidating scan and print pipeline processing and general control processing functions onto a common processing platform.
This approach helps reduce BOM costs and simplifies hardware complexity while boosting processing performance, enabling faster, higher quality scanning and printing, and advanced, revenue-generating value add-services including document management, data analysis and more. What’s more, system designers can exploit pin and software stack compatibility across select processors throughout AMD’s portfolio to maintain design continuity and streamline development cycles across their printing and imaging product portfolios.
For additional AMD product information or technical support, contact Symmetry Electronics, an authorized distributor of industry leading wireless, audio/video and embedded chips, modules and dev/eval tools. www.symmetryelectronics.com/contact-us or call (877) 466-9722.
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