Supply chain
Rugged PC/104 CPU Board with AMD G-Series T16R Full Upgrade from Legacy AMD LX800
Press release
Monday 5 August 2013

Advantech, the leading embedded platform and integration services provider, announces the arrival of the new PC/104 CPU Board Computer, PCM-3356 , powered by AMDR G-Series processor T16R. PCM-3356 is fully ISA compatible and has similar power consumption and cost compared with AMD LX800 but with 3.16 times better performance. PCM-3356 is a fanless 96 x 115 mm, and is not only an ideal choice to replace the AMD LX800 platform but is also excellent for applications that require a combination of x86 compatibility and graphics.

The Benefits of Migrating to G-series T16R from Geode LX800

AMD G-series T16R provides:
- Lower average power consumption: 2.3W vs. 2.45W
- Unparalleled video processing with hardware video acceleration engine
- Lower cost, faster, higher capacity DDR3 memory compared with DDR1 used by Geode LX series
- Legacy I/O (ISA with DMA) still supported

Designed for Rugged Applications

For high reliability and endurance in extreme environments, Advantech's PCM-3356 is designed with a high-level, industrial-grade ESD COM port driver IC (15KV air protection/8KV contact protection). PCM-3356 alsouses Japanese polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors with small ESR and better MTBF than electrolytic capacitors, and high Tg PCB (TG-150) that keeps the PCB more stable under high temperature operation. PCM-3356 passed a strict signal verification process during the development stage to ensure high quality circuit design. And the PC/104 stacking mechanical architecture makes it ideal for outdoor applications for the military or transportation fields, or any environment where vibration is an issue.

Fully Legacy PC/104(ISA) & Mainstream I/O Interface

PCM-3356 supports full legacy PC/104 (ISA), and ISA DMA support, which will be attractive to customers with existing legacy carrier boards and PC/104 I/O modules. Besides supporting legacy I/O, PCM-3356 is also equipped with several more mainstream I/O interfaces than the LX800 platform. PCM-3356 has 1 SATA 2.0, 4 USB 2.0, 3 full COMs, dual GbE, dual display, plus two half-size Mini PCIe connectors, 1 for an mSATA device. PCM-3356 can adopt a Wi-Fi module via Mini PCIe and mSATA as an optional storage choice for network connecting and storage.

Superior Graphics Performance & Dual Display Type Solution

PCM-3356 is powered by AMDR G-Series T16R CPU with A55E FCH, supporting up to 4 GB DDR3 memory. It supports an advanced graphics engine with DirectX 11, Open GL 4.0, 2D/3D acceleration, and hardware decoding (UVD3) for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG2. PCM-3356 features 18-bit LVDS display capability; the 18-bit LVDSsupports panels up to 1280 x 800 and VGA is also supported for embedded applications, as well as supporting dual display with LVDS and VGA.

Remote Management: SUSIAccess & Embedded OS

PCM-3356 supports SUSIAccess value-added software services. SUSIAccess provides easy remote management so users can easily monitor, configure, and control a large number of terminals to make maintenance and system recovery simpler. PCM-3356 supports Windows 7/WES7/XP/XPe, Windows CE 7.0/6.0, Ubuntu 12.04, and Fedora 16 operating systems. PCM-3356 is ideal for a multitude of applications such as: military, medical, factory automation, transportation, security and surveillance, etc. Support for AMD G-Series will continue through 2019 Q4 for extended longevity.

Features & Specifications

- AMDR G-Series processor T16R 615MHz
- System Memory: Up to 4GB 204-pin SODIMM
- L2 Cache: 512 KB
- System Chipset: AMDR A55E
- BIOS: AMI 32Mbit Flash ROM
- Expansion Interface: PC/104 and 1 half-size Mini PCIe
- Supports Dual GbE and Dual Display (LVDS + VGA)
- Serial ATA: 1 Serial ATA II interface, up to 300MB/s
- Serial port: 3 RS-232/422/485 ports with auto flow control
- USB: 4 USB 2.0
- Audio: RealtekALC892 codec
- Storage: Supports 1 half-size mSATA
- 5V input power, AT/ATX (power tolerance range: 5V +/-5%)
- Power management: ACPI 4.0 supported
- Watchdog timer: Output System Reset, Programmable counter from 1 ~ 255 minutes/seconds
- Battery: Lithium 3V/210 mAH

PCM-3356 launched in July, 2013. Please contact your Advantech sales rep for more information, or visit the website at



DIGITIMES' editorial team was not involved in the creation or production of this content. Companies looking to contribute commercial news or press releases are welcome to contact us.

Realtime news
© DIGITIMES Inc. All rights reserved.
Please do not republish, publicly broadcast or publicly transmit content from this website without written permission from DIGITIMES Inc. Please contact us if you have any questions.