congatec partners with AMD to support Geode processors

Embedded computer specialist, congatec and AMD have teamed up to provide extended life cycle support for one of the world’s longest-serving x86 processors and announced that the AMD Geode processor boards from congatec will have planned availability until the end of 2021.

“With the collaboration between congatec and AMD to support the AMD Geode processor line on ETX and XTX modules at least until end of life in 2021, our Computer-on-Module customers benefit from massive life cycle and return on investment improvements for their AMD Geode based product lines,” explains Martin Danzer, director product management at congatec. “Supply until 2021 means 16 years’ long-term availability for the Geode LX, which was introduced by AMD in 2005. This is unique to the embedded x86 processor markets, where processors in general are available for seven years, and underlines our commitment to being a trusted partner for the entire product life cycle.”

“We know that one of the most important things to customers is longevity of the supply chain channel,” says Stephen Turnbull, director of business development, at AMD. “We are very proud that our Geode embedded product line is so successful that we can now extend the support to until at least 2021, making it one of the longest continuously available x86 embedded products on the market.”

To enable this extension, AMD has qualified a non-halogenated substrate with virtually no changes to processor form, fit or function so that all AMD qualification criteria will be met. Modules from congatec with the new Geode processor samples are available now under identical product order numbers.

The conga-XLX, conga-ELXand conga-ELXeco modules support the AMD Geode LX 800 processors.

Headquartered in Deggendorf, Germany, congatec supplies industrial computer modules using the standard form factors COM Express, Qseven and SMARC as well as single board computers and EDM services. The company’s products can be used in industrial automation, medical, entertainment, transportation, telecommunications, test and measurement and point of sale equipment.

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