The AMD Opteron™ Processor
for High-end Embedded Designs
Providing a balanced approach to embedded system design
The AMD Opteron™ processor helps enable a breakthrough in high-performance, low
power processing for edge-of-enterprise markets including storage and telecommunications, as well as more traditional embedded markets such as security and medical
imaging, military systems, and single-board computing. AMD64 technology with Direct Connect Architecture helps provide a balanced
foundation for embedded systems. Based on the industry-standard x86 platform, AMD64 delivers the right match of processing
power, memory performance, I/O throughput, and scalability. Add the vision of 32- and 64-bit application support with native multi-core
computing in a consistent thermal envelope and many embedded designers are finding their AMD Opteron™ processor-based nextgeneration systems deliver superior application performance.
What can a leading processor platform offer?
AMD Opteron processors with third generation Direct Connect Architecture can help improve overall system performance and
efficiency by helping eliminate traditional bottlenecks inherent in architectures where traditional front-side buses restrict and
interrupt the flow of data. With AMD Opteron processors, there are no front-side buses. Instead, the processors, memory, and I/O
are directly connected to the CPU. Further, the integrated memory controller helps reduce memory latency while HyperTransport™
technology delivers a very high I/O bandwidth. Data speeds through the system without encountering the traditional front-side
bus bottleneck of competing x86 platforms. In addition to the architectural benefits inherent in Direct Connect Architecture, the
AMD Opteron processor offers the following unique advantages for high-end embedded systems:
> HyperTransport™ technology provides up to 17.6GB/s per link
in HT 3.0 generation, and is compatible with HT 1.0 generation
implementation
> On-die integrated DDR2 memory controller offers available
memory bandwidth up to 12.8GB/s (with DDR2-800) per
processor
> Hardware assisted AMD Virtualization™ technology in AMD
Opteron processors with DDR2 helps streamline the efficiency
of multiple servers and provides virtual machine memory
isolation for improved security
> Socket F (1207) provides system upgrade option from dualcore to quad-core in the same physical foorprint with future
upgrade to six-core when they become available
Dual Dynamic Power Management (DDPM)
> Allows for independent voltage control between the CPU cores
and memory controller
> Optimizes memory bandwidth for improved system
performance
> Helps reduce system power consumption and heat generation
AMD CoolCore™ technology
The AMD Opteron processor provides unique scalability options
with glueless multi-processing from one socket (2, 4 or 6 core) to
8 socket systems. This, combined with AMD64’s reliability, helps
deliver an embedded design that can provide customers a longrange plan for the life cycle of their systems.
Beyond outstanding processors: Longevity, exceptional
design support, quick time to market
The AMD64 Longevity Program is designed so that the highperformance processors you select for an embedded design will
be available when you need them. AMD understands the unique
requirements of the embedded market and our AMD64 Longevity
Program is in place to maximize the available choice of leading
edge x86 processors – delivering a wide range of performance,
power, thermal, and packaging features.
AMD has a strong design support program in place. From
Reference Design Kits (RDKs) to extensive and readily available
documentation to a suite of leading debug tools, our goal is to
make your design cycle quick and efficient, and to help you get
your embedded products on the market quickly. Add this to the
improved time to market achieved with utilizing commercial offthe-shelf products like the industry-standard x86 AMD Opteron
processor.
> Reduces processor energy consumption by turning off unused
parts of the processor
> Helps reduce power and cooling costs by lowering the energy
consumption of the platform design
Reliable, scalable
It’s a fact that reliability is key in selecting embedded system
components. AMD Opteron processors are NEBS-friendly,
supporting telecommunications industry requirements for
reliability. AMD64 technology provides features like Error Correcting
Code (ECC) and JTAG interfaces for effective debug during system
development. Additionally, Direct Connect Architecture requires
fewer chips on the motherboard, further enhancing a system’s
overall reliability.
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The AMD Opteron™ Processor for High-end Embedded Designs
AMD Opteron™
Processor
Model
Order Part
Number (OPN)
Identifier
Core
Frequency
Cache
Peak Power
(worst case
TDP)
L2: 512KB x 4
L3: 6MB
115W
Block Diagram
Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors
Socket F (1207)/Lidded 1207 pad LGA package
83VS
OE83VSWHP4DGIE
2.8GHz
83QS HE
OE83QSMAP4DGIE
2.4GHz
23VS
OE23VSWHP4DGIE
2.8GHz
115W
23QS HE
OE23QSMAP4DGIE
2.4GHz
71W
71W
23KS EE
OE23KSFLP4DGIE
2.0GHz
50W
13QS HE
OE13QSMAP4DGIE
2.4GHz
71W
13KS EE
OE13KSFLP4DGIE
2.0GHz
50W
HyperTransport™ technology
links provide up to a 48GB/s
peak bandwidth per
processor
Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors
Socket F (1207)/Lidded 1207 pad LGA package
8214 HE
OSP8214GAU6CYE
2.2GHz
L2: 1MB x 2
8210 EE
OSH8210GAS6CYE
1.8GHz
45W
2214 HE
OSP2214GAU6CXE
2.2GHz
68W
2210 EE
OSH2210GAS6CXE
1.8GHz
45W
2208 HE
OSP2208GAA5CXE
1.8GHz
68W
1214 HE
OSP1214GAU6DGE
2.2GHz
68W
1210 EE
OSH1210GAS6DGE
1.8GHz
45W
Single-Core AMD Opteron™ Processor
Socket F (1207)/Lidded 1207 pad LGA package
2204 HE
OSH2204GAA4DTE
1.8GHz
L2: 512KB x 1
12.8GB/s
DDR2-800
68W
45W
What about performance-per-watt?
It’s a growing concern from the data center to embedded systems
– how to increase computing performance without incurring excess
power draw, additional cooling requirements, or taking up more space
in either real estate or form factor. AMD was first to recognize that the
processor could offer part of the solution in reducing total cost of
ownership.
> Microprocessor architecture – AMD64 processor design
helps reduce the overall system power budget with integration
of the NorthBridge, while multi-core processors are designed to
offer increased performance, with higher compute density and
scalability
> Low power processors – AMD provides a consistent roadmap
with a variety of wattage options
> Low operational costs – Reduced power draw and heat
dissipation means low data center energy costs. Features like AMD
PowerNow!™ technology with Optimized Power Management
help deliver performance on demand and helps minimize power
consumption
> AMD Opteron processors with DDR2 support offer a seamless
upgrade path from dual-core to quad-core computing with
minimum impact to power and thermal consideration
About AMD
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