VIA launches Nano-ITX mainboard for compact consumer electronics - Embedded.com

VIA launches Nano-ITX mainboard for compact consumer electronics

Taipei, Taiwan—VIA Technologies Inc. has introduced the 12cmx12cm VIA EPIA NX-series mainboard, a feature-rich Nano-ITX platform aimed at compact consumer electronics information and entertainment systems.

The VIA EPIA NX Nano-ITX mainboard is available with either the 1.5-GHz VIA C7 processor or fanless 1.2-GHz VIA Eden processor that supports the 400-MHz VIA V4 bus and integrates the VIA PadLock Security Engine. The processors are combined with the VIA CX700M2 advanced system media processor supporting a wide range of digital media technologies and I/O suitable for the consumer electronics market.

The VIA CX700M2 system media processor features the VIA UniChrome Pro II 2D/3D graphics core, and VIA Chromotion CE video display engine. An integrated HDTV encoder uses an advanced ASIC with VIA's Advance ProScale Technology to scale the input resolution for 640×480 up to 1024×768 encode for 1080i, 720p standard HDTV resolution output, as well as hardware decoding acceleration of MPEG-2/-4 and WMV9 video.

The latest HD audio is supported through VIA Vinyl 8-channel HD audio. A range of display options includes an integrated LVDS connector plus a DVO pin connector for an additional LVDS panel through a daughterboard, and a TV-out connector for S-Video, component and composite display outputs.

The VIA EPIA NX Nano-ITX mainboard has two Serial ATA connectors for native SATA II RAID 0, 1, 0+1, configured using the VIA DriveStation SATA RAID with the VIA CX700M2, an Ethernet port for broadband connectivity with the optional upgrade of Gigabit Ethernet, and supports up to 1-Gbyte of DDR2 400/533MHz SO-DIMM memory.

The VIA EPIA NX-Series Nano-ITX mainboard is available now for developers, and will be available through authorized distributors shortly.

For pricing and availability, please contact your local VIA sales representative or send an email to: embedded@via.com.tw.

More details about the VIA EPIA NX-series Nano-ITX mainboard may be found on the VIA website at www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=470.

VIA Technologies Inc., 1 510-683-3300, www.via.com.tw

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