Most Powerful Pico-ITX Board Ever Packs the VIA Nano Processor, Powers VIA AMOS-3001, Industry’s Most Compact & Fanless IPC

VIA EPIA-P820 Pico-ITX board leverages the high performance 64-bit VIA Nano processor platform for next generation multimedia-intensive applications

Taipei, Taiwan, 5 January 2010 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-P820, the first Pico-ITX form factor board to feature the high performance, 64-bit VIA Nano processor, bringing industry-leading digital multimedia performance and virtualization capabilities to the smallest of spaces with the VIA AMOS-3001 chassis system.

The choice of VIA Nano processor means that the VIA EPIA-P820 offers a range of advantages over competitor offerings, including full 64-bit software support, a high-performance superscalar architecture and full support of the latest virtualization technologies for next generation server and virtual machine applications. Paired with the VIA VX855 media system processor, the VIA EPIA-P820 is well equipped to handle smooth playback of the most demanding codecs at resolutions up to 1080p.

The VIA AMOS-3001 is an entirely fanless and thoroughly robust chassis system that is specially designed to work with the VIA EPIA-P820. Leveraging the digital prowess of the VIA EPIA-P820, the VIA AMOS-3001 offers a powerful, rugged and HD-ready industrial-class PC that combines all the benefits of high performance 64-bit computing and ruthless hardware acceleration of HD media across the latest display connectivity standards including native HDMI support.

“Never before have developers had the opportunity to harness full 64-bit, superscalar processing in spaces as small as the palm of your hand,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The VIA EPIA-P820 combines with the VIA AMOS-3001 to create a complete embedded system that takes the latest features and digital media standards to the very smallest of places.”

The VIA EPIA-P820: Small yet Powerful

Measuring a mere 10cm x 7.2cm the ultra compact VIA EPIA-P820 supports 2GB of DDR2 system memory and leverages a power-efficient, high performance 1.2GHz U2500 VIA Nano processor to provide system developers with the most powerful Pico-ITX platform ever.

The VIA EPIA-P820 features the highly integrated, all-in-one VIA VX855 Media System Processor, specially designed to provide flawless hardware acceleration for the latest HD video codecs including H.264, WMV, VC1 and MPEG 2/4 at high bitrates and display resolutions of up to 1080p with very low CPU utilization. The VIA C-9 HCM 3D integrated graphics core boasts full DirectX 9.0 support and a 128-bit 2D engine with hardware rotation capability.

The VIA EPIA-P820 uses a specially designed I/O add-on-board which supplements the native HDMI port to add a VGA port, a Gigabit LAN port and two USB 2.0 ports. The VIA Vinyl HD audio codec provides 6 channel, DTS capable audio with S/PDIF support. Storage is provided in the shape of an onboard 44-pin IDE connector and one S-ATA port. On board pin headers provide support for an additional 4 x USB 2.0 ports, an LPC connector, SMBus connector, PS/2 support, audio jacks, LVDS, 4 pairs of DIO and two UART ports.

For more details about the VIA EPIA-P820 please visit:
www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=1&id=1050&tabs=1

For images of the VIA EPIA-P820 please go to:
www.viagallery.com/index.php?option=com_flickr4j&Task=sets&Set=72157623017384357&Page=1

VIA AMOS-3001: Strong, Silent and Powerful

The VIA AMOS-3001 is specially designed to support the VIA EPIA-P820 Pico-ITX board. Native HDMI is supported as well as an additional VGA port and USB ports through a daughter board. The VIA AMOS-3001 has a certified operating temperature of -20 to 70 degrees C, vibration tolerance of up to 7Grms and a shock tolerance of up to 70G. With dimensions of only 15.0 cm x 4.6cm x 10.8 cm, the VIA AMOS-3001 is approximately 20% more compact than the VIA AMOS-3000. The VIA AMOS-3001 is also available with the VIA EPIA-P720 featuring the fanless 1GHz VIA Eden ULV processor.

Storage is provided through a 44-pin IDE interface for Disk on Module Flash drive – an optional storage sub-system expansion chassis offers support for a standard 2.5″ S-ATA drive. An onboard RJ45 connector provides Gigabit networking while the VIA VT1708B brings HD audio. Additional features include 4 USB 2.0 ports, on board GPIO port, COM port and programmable Watchdog Timer. System LED indicators are provided for power and HDD activity.

For more details about the VIA AMOS-3001 please visit:
www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=2&id=1051&tabs=1

For images of the VIA AMOS-3001 please go to:
www.viagallery.com/index.php?option=com_flickr4j&Task=sets&Set=72157623017269959&Page=1

Samples of both the VIA EPIA-P820 Pico-ITX board and the VIA AMOS-3001 are available now to project developers upon request.

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs and system integrators. www.via.com.tw

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