Ganlot Inc., a Portwell Technology Group and of the earliest specialized R&D enterprises in IPC area, provides Hardware and Software solutions for the development and production of Gaming applications including VLT, Roulette and Amusement. Many of the applications require outstanding graphic performance, high computing power, low thermal designs that are also compliant with strict gaming regulations. To fulfill the demand of gaming customers, Ganlot today announced the platform MEDM-B601 based on the new AMD Embedded R-Series SOC (formerly codenamed “Merlin Falcon”) and the GCM-B600 based on previous generation R-Series Embedded processors (formerly codenamed “Bald Eagle”). The platforms boast powerful computing power and advanced graphic processing ability.
Powerful quad core computing power with lower power consumption
In total, the MEDM-B601 leverages multiple processor configurations including the Quad Core RE421 and RE418 processors, as well as the dual core RE216 processor with 3.4, 3.2 and 3.0 max CPU clock GHz respectively. More importantly, the power consumption ranges only from 12W to 35W depending on each different configuration. This is beneficial for systems integrators that require high performance solutions with lower TDP.
Outstanding graphic engine and advanced multimedia and display features
The MEDM-B601 features AMD Radeon™ Graphics chip on the same die with CPU processor, ideal for demanding applications that require higher graphic processing capability. For the video output, MEDM-B601 boasts three display outputs with the capability of single link to DP, HDMI and DVI, while the graphics chip allows for DirectX 12 graphics and a UVD 6 decoder.
Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA)
Since a growing number of mainstream applications require the high performance and power efficiency, AMD leverages technology known as Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA), that not only enhances the efficiency of data processing through enabling the CPU and GPU to work together in harmony, it also helps improve power efficiency.
Currently CPUs and GPUs have been designed as separate processing elements that do not work together efficiently and are cumbersome to program. Each has a separate memory space, requiring an application to explicitly copy data from CPU to GPU and then back again.
HSA creates an improved processor design that put GPU and CPU together into one chip to work seamlessly. With HSA, in the comparison for a CPU/GPU implementation in OpenCL™ against an HSA implementation, the HSA version seamlessly shares data between CPU and GPU, without memory copies or cache flushes because it assigns each part of the workload to the most appropriate processor with minimal dispatch overhead.
Match perfectly for more gaming functionality
MEDM-B601, with its powerful computing power and advanced graphic processing ability, also matches Ganlot’s carrier board, GCB-203, for more gaming functionality and support. GCB-203 is a Type VI industrial gaming carrier board which meets the requirement of GLI-11. It supports gaming features like “Non-Voltage RAM”, “Triple Data Redundancy” and “Secured RTC”, “Intrusion Detect”. With MEDM-B601 included, the modular design can be a great combination for achieving scalability for gaming demand. MEDM-B601 and GCB-203 are an ideal gaming module board and carrier board for International gaming solution market.