From the smallest mainboard – the Pico-ITX – to the very latest, the VIA EPIA SN, through to the acclaimed 1-watt processor, VIA makes x86 more accessible to the embedded market than ever
Boston, Massachusetts, September 18, 2007 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of embedded silicon and platform technologies, will showcase cutting edge x86 chips and mainboards for the embedded industry at the Embedded Systems Conference taking place in Boston, MA from 19-20 September 2007, booth 306.
At the silicon level, center stage is claimed by the new 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor, with the world’s lowest power consumption of just 1 watt maximum and an average of 100mW (0.1W). This latest VIA processor opens new doors for x86 in the embedded space and makes a welcome addition to the fanless VIA Eden processor family designed for ultra compact, ultra low power or silent systems.
At Embedded Systems Conference, the spotlight is also on the Vista-certified VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset, supporting DirectX 9.0 graphics and MPEG-2 decoding through its powerful VIA C-9 HC integrated graphics core plus extensive connectivity options, as well as complete embedded systems such as the VIA VMPC VESA-mounted embedded PC for flexible, media-rich panel PC applications such as digital signage.
VIA’s acclaimed EPIA mainboard family will be fully represented, from the smallest to the most powerful:
• VIA EPIA PX Pico-ITX mainboard – the world’s smallest x86 platform, at a tiny 10cm x 7.2cm, powered by the 1GHz VIA C7 processor
• VIA EPIA NX, NR mainboards – VIA C7-based Nano-ITX boards packing performance and extended connectivity, including native LVDS support, into 12cm x 12cm
• VIA EPIA SN Mini-ITX mainboard – the latest and greatest Vista-ready EPIA board, the first to be based on the VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset, featuring PCI-Express, four S-ATA II, Gigabit LAN, as well as the fastest processor on an EPIA board yet, the 1.8GHz VIA C7 processor.
“With such a strong array of technologically advanced products, it’s not hard to see why VIA is at the leading edge, delivering the performance and connectivity of x86 deeper into the embedded space,” said Alp Sezen, Director of Sales, VIA Embedded Platform Solutions Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “VIA’s focus on power efficiency, miniaturization and integration across the whole platform over the past few years is now paying dividends, with our technologies enabling a whole new spectrum of embedded systems.”
Key partner products on display will include some of the more than 30 industrial PC and embedded board customers of the 500MHz and 1GHz VIA Eden ULV processors, as well as customer boards based on the VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset.
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. 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, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.viatech.com