VIA Em-ITX I/O Expansion Modules Make Light Work of Customized Device Design

VIA creates a simple path to highly customized, segment-specific devices in digital signage, POI, kiosk, industrial and fleet management applications

Taipei, Taiwan, 13 April 2010 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced a range of Em-ITX I/O expansion modules that make it easy to create highly customized device designs for a range of applications including digital signage, POI, gaming, kiosk, industrial automation and fleet management.

“These VIA Em-ITX I/O expansion modules demonstrate the incredible flexibility of the Em-ITX form factor,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Our modular approach to device design means that it’s easier than ever to create highly targeted, customized devices for specific embedded segments.”

VIA EMIO-3110: Digital Signage, POI and Gaming

The VIA EMIO-3110 brings advanced graphics and video processing to the Em-ITX form factor and features a dedicated DirectX 10.1 S3 Graphics 4300E graphics processor, 256MB of GDDR3 memory and support for VGA, dual DVI and dual HDMI display ports that support up to six independently configurable displays with up to four different content streams.

  • Dedicated DX10.1 S3 Graphics GPU
  • VGA, Dual HDMI and Dual DVI ports
  • TV Out + 8 Channel HD audio
  • Hardware accelerated HD video decoder
  • Dimensions: 17 cm (W) x 12cm (L)

For more details regarding the VIA EMIO-3110 please visit:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=1&id=1130&tabs=1

Images of the VIA EMIO-3110 are available here:
http://www.viagallery.com/index.php?option=com_flickr4j&Task=sets&Set=72157623718976979&Page=1

VIA EMIO-3430: Vehicle, Fleet Management and Logistics

The VIA EMIO-3430 is designed specifically to meet the needs of vehicle and fleet management and logistics devices and offers an expansive array of connectivity options including a 20 channel GPS receiver, Bluetooth and Wireless LAN. A PC card is included to offer further connectivity support through PCMCIA and JEIDA4.2 cards.

  • 20 channel GPRS module
  • Bluetooth Class 2
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • PCMCIA card expansion
  • Dimensions: 17 cm (W) x 12 cm (L)

More information about the VIA EMIO-3430 can be found here:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=1&id=1150&tabs=1

Images of the VIA EMIO-3420 can be found here:
http://www.viagallery.com/index.php?option=com_flickr4j&Task=sets&Set=72157623843638354&Page=1

VIA EMIO-3210: Kiosk and Industrial Automation

The VIA EMIO-3210 expansion module is designed for industrial applications and features a dedicated LPC super I/O controller providing six COM ports configurable with RS-232/422/485 and 9-pin D-sub configurable connectors and two parallel ports.

  • Dedicated LPC Super I/O controller
  • 6 COM ports (RS-232/422/485)
  • 2 Parallel ports (25 pin D-sub connectors)
  • Dimensions: 26.8 cm (W) x 12 cm (L)

You can learn more about the VIA EMIO-3210 here:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=1&id=1131&tabs=1

To find images of the VIA EMIO-3210, please visit:
http://www.viagallery.com/index.php?option=com_flickr4j&Task=sets&Set=72157623843561290&Page=1

All three Em-ITX I/O expansion modules are fully compatible with the VIA EITX-3000 board as well as forthcoming Em-ITX form factor boards. These Em-ITX I/O expansion modules are available now.

About the Em-ITX Form Factor

The VIA-developed Em-ITX form factor measures 12cm x 17cm, with both 17cm edges providing dual I/O coastlines making it ideally suited to the development of ultra-slim embedded devices. This unique design greatly reduces cable clutter, facilitating thinner, more compact designs.

The Em-ITX form factor features the specially developed Em-IO expansion bus to integrate stackable, customizable, expansion modules such as the VIA EMIO-3110, VIA EMIO-3430 and VIA EMIO-3210. The Em-IO expansion bus integrates the majority of legacy as well as the very latest bus signal technologies.

To learn more about the Em-ITX form factor please visit:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/spearhead/em-itx/

About the VIA EITX-3000

The VIA EITX-3000 is the first board from VIA based on the Em-ITX specification and is suitable for a range of ultra-thin embedded applications. The VIA Nano processor and versatile VX800 media system processor combine to offer a potent range of I/O configurations as well as true 64-bit, superscalar performance and virtualization support. I/O options include dual LVDS ports, a VGA port, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports and four COM ports.

All Em-ITX I/O expansion modules work seamlessly with the VIA EITX-3000. More details about the VIA EITX-3000 board can be found here:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=1&id=810&tabs=1

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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