VIA_PeripheralsVIA Peripherals comprises the VIA Vectro line of USB 2.0 host and peripheral controllers, the VIA Fire line of IEEE 1394 (Firewire) controllers and VIA Serial ATA RAID discrete chipsets, supporting next generation communication standards and offering the highest performance in data transfer rates, and the VIA Super I/O controllers for legacy connectivity.

One of the key characteristics of VIA Peripherals chipsets is their advanced power management capabilities that enable low power consumption throughout operation, ensuring utmost reliability, even in power sensitive areas. VIA Vectro peripheral controllers were the industry’s first USB 2.0 solutions to successfully achieve Low Power Certification from the USB Implementers Forum.

VIA Peripherals Products

» VIA PCI/PCI-Express Controllers
The VIA range of PCI and PCI-Express controllers offer superior performance peripheral connectivity options for motherboards, PCs & embedded systems that require high bandwidth data transfer speeds.

» VIA Vectro USB 2.0 Controllers
With both industry-leading host and peripheral controllers, VIA USB 2.0 controllers offer high performance, with support for data transfer rates up to 480Mbps, easy system integration, and low power consumption.

» VIA Fire IEEE 1394 Controllers
A wide range of high performance, power efficient host controllers and PHY for IEEE 1394 (Firewire) connectivity, popular for many digital media peripherals such as video cameras, VIA Fire controllers are easily integrated on add-in cards or onboard, and support data transfer up to 400Mbps.

» VIA Serial ATA RAID Controllers
With the Serial ATA interface providing faster data transfer rates than any other IDE interface, VIA offers two Serial ATA RAID Controllers, supporting data transfer rates of up to 150Mbps and flexibility in RAID functionality for maximum storage expansion.

» Super I/O
While several interfaces have been replaced in recent years by high speed connections such as USB and IEEE 1394, numerous applications still require legacy input/output (I/O). VIA provides dedicated silicon to support users who require these applications.