• High-performance 1.0GHz VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 SoC
  • Advanced 2D/3D graphics and video engine with Open GL ES 3.0 hardware acceleration support
  • Mini HDMI port
  • Android 4.4.2 BSP, including VIA Smart ETK to speed up development times
  • Ideal for interactive kiosks, digital signage & HMI applications


VIA VAB-1000 Pico-ITX Board

Powered by a 1.0GHz dual core VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 SoC, the ultra-compact VIA VAB-1000 board provides blistering 2D/3D graphics and full HD video performance, rich connectivity and networking features, and advanced software development tools for a wide range of interactive kiosk, home automation, signage, HMI, and other advanced IoT and M2M applications.


Based on an ultra-compact Pico-ITX form factor measuring just 10cm x 7.2cm, the VAB-1000 comes with a rich array of I/O and connectivity features.

VIA VAB-1000 Oevrview


The VAB-1000 BSP features Android 4.4.2 as well as the VIA Smart ETK comprising a number of APIs, including Watchdog Timer (WDT) for safeguarding against system crashes, GPIO access, COM port access, RTC for auto-power on, and a sample app. A full set of software customization services that speed up time to market and minimize development costs is also available.


The board comes with a VAB-1000-T I/O extender card, which adds multiple I/O interfaces, including Line-In, Line-Out and Mic-In audio jacks, two USB ports, one suspend LED power indicator, a power on/off button and pin headers for one COM port (TX/RX support only) as well as three board-to-board connectors and one USB board-to-board connector.


With its rich 3D graphics and HD video performance, flexible I/O connectivity options, and advanced software development tools, the VAB-1000 provides all the key components for building Android-based interactive kiosks, home automation devices, signage, and other HMI solutions in a single compact and durable system.


The VIA ARTiGO A900 provides a complete system solution based on the VAB-1000 board.



Get the PDF version of the VAB-1000 datasheet, or browse the information below:

Model NameVAB-1000
Processor1.0GHz VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 dual-core SoC
System Memory2GB DDR3 SDRAM onboard
Storage4GB eMMC Flash memory
Graphics3 integrated, independent 3D/2D and video processing units
VIA graphics engine supporting OpenGL® ES 3.0 hardware acceleration
Supports MPEG-2, VC-1and H.264 video decoding up to 1080p
LANRealtek RTL8111G Gigabit Ethernet controller
AudioWolfson WM8960 Audio Codec
HDMIIntegrated HDMI 1.4 transmitter
Expansion I/O1 miniPCIe slot
Onboard I/O1 SATA connector
1 SATA power connector with +12V/+5V select jumper for SSD
1 USB pin header for Wi-Fi module
1 Dual-channel 18/24-bit LVDS panel connector
1 Front panel pin header for 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 COM (TX/RX) port, power-on and 2 activity LED indicators
1 Miscellaneous pin header for 2 COM (TX/RX) ports or 3 I2C
1 Miscellaneous pin header for SPI and Digtal I/O (2 GPI + 2 GPO)
1 JTAG pin header (for debugging)
1 SPI Flash pin header
1 Audio pin header for Line-in, Line-out, Mic-in
1 miniPCIe slot
Front Panel I/O (with VAB-1000-T)2 USB 2.0 ports
3 Audio jacks: Line-in, Line-out and Mic-in
1 Power on/off button with built-in LED
1 SSD activity LED indicator
1 USB/COM LED indicator
Back Panel I/O1 Mini USB 2.0 port
1 Mini HDMI port
1 Gigabit Ethernet port
1 Micro SD card slot
1 DC-in jack
Power Supply12V DC-in
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4.2, Kernel 3.10.0
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 60°C
Operating Humidity0% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Form FactorPico-ITX (10cm x 7.2cm, 3.9" x 2.8")


VAB-1000 Documentation

User Manualv1.082015-07-14
Android Development Guide for BSP v3.0.7v1.052015-07-31
Android Evaluation Guide for EVK v3.0.7v1.022015-07-31
Smart ETK Programming Guidev1.012015-07-31
Android 4.4.2 Board Support Package (BSP) (4.7GB)v3.0.72015-07-30
Android 4.4.2 Evaluation Kit (EVK) (629.4MB)v3.0.72015-07-30
Important: By downloading these software packages, you indicate your acceptance of the VIA Software License agreement. If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions, do not continue to download the software.


  • U-Boot version: 2013.07
  • Kernel version: 3.10.0
  • Evaluation image: Android KitKat 4.4.2
  • Support eMMC boot
  • Support Micro SD Card, SATA, and eMMC storage
  • Support Mini HDMI (Max resolution: 1920×1080) or LVDS single display
  • Support Mini HDMI audio output
  • Support AUO LVDS resistive touch panels (through USB interface)
    • AUO 10.4″ G10XVN01.0 (1024×768)
    • AUO 7″ G070VW01 (800×600)
  • Support 2 UART, UART1 as debug port
  • Support Gigabit Ethernet
  • Support Line-out and Mic-in
  • Support USB: keyboard, mouse, flash drive, UVC camera
  • Support EMIO-1533 USB Wi-Fi module
  • Support EMIO-1541 miniPCIe Wi-Fi module
  • Support EMIO-2550 miniPCIe Mobile Broadband module
  • Support 1080p hardware video decoding for H.264, VC-1, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, VP8
  • Support system bar auto hide when set FULL_SCREEN
  • Support Smart ETK v0.0.18: Watchdog, Wake On LAN, RTC wake-up, GPIO, UART, I2C, suspend, restart

(Bold font highlights the changes in this BSP release.)

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VIA VAB-1000 Accessories

VAB-1000 Ordering Information

Part NumberSoCDescription
(P/N: 10GBL100200A0)
VIA Elite E1000 @ 1.0GHzPico-ITX board with 1.0GHz VIA Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 dual-core SoC, 4GB eMMC, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, Mini HDMI, LVDS, 2 USB 2.0, Mini USB 2.0, COM, Gigabit Ethernet, Micro SD card slot, miniPCIe slot, 12V DC-in

Packing List: VAB-1000 board, VAB-1000-T I/O card, Screw pack for miniPCIe card, COM cable
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VAB-1000 Wireless Modules

Part NumberDescription
EMIO-1533-00A2VNT9271 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n USB Wi-Fi module with assembly kit
EMIO-1541-00A1VNT9485 IEEE 802.11b/g/n miniPCIe Wi-Fi module with assembly kit and antenna
EMIO-2550-00A13.75G HSPA/UMTS mobile broadband full size miniPCIe module with GPS and SIM card slot

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