VIA ALTA DS 3 Edge AI System

Accelerate your intelligent signage, kiosk, and access control device development and deployment with the VIA ALTA DS 3 Edge AI system powered by the Qualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor, the VIA ALTA DS 3 combines cutting-edge compute, graphics, and AI processing performance with dual 4K display support, rich connectivity options, and flexible camera and I/O peripheral integration capabilities in an ultra-compact fanless form factor.

To facilitate software and AI application development, the VIA ALTA DS 3 comes with an Evaluation Kit Image (EVK) featuring Android 8.0 which includes the Qualcomm® Neural Processing SDK for artificial intelligence designed to help developers run one or more neural network models trained in Caffe/Caffe2, ONNX, or TensorFlow using the CPU, GPU or DSP.

With its flexible hardware, software, and AI integration options, the VIA ALTA DS 3 makes the development of smart multimedia-rich applications and devices a snap for any edge environment.


The VIA ALTA DS 3 is a highly-integrated system powered by the Qualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor, which features two high-performance Kryo™ cores up to 2.342GHz, two low-power Kryo cores up to 1.593GHz; the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU supporting OpenGL ES 3.1 hardware acceleration of up to 4K@60fps; and the Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 680 DSP.

VIA ALTA DS 3 Android Signage System

Measuring just 175mm (W) x 25mm (H) x 118mm (D), the system integrates a rich set of I/O features through the front and rear panels of its ultra-compact fanless chassis, including two HDMI ports, three USB 3.0 ports, one Mini USB 2.0 port, and one miniPCIe slot. Other features include 4GB POP LPDDR4 RAM, 16GB eMMC flash memory, one SD card slot, one M.2 slot, and two line-out and mic-in audio jacks.

The system delivers rich network connectivity through its Gigabit Ethernet port plus a choice of Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.1 or 4G LTE wireless connectivity options. 4G LTE wireless connectivity is enabled by the optional VIA EMIO-2573 miniPCIe mobile broadband module and onboard SIM card slot.


The VIA ALTA DS 3 comes with an EVK featuring Android 8.0 to speed up software and AI application development. The EVK also includes the Qualcomm® Neural Processing SDK for artificial intelligence designed to help developers run one or more neural network models trained in Caffe/Caffe2, ONNX, or TensorFlow using the CPU, GPU or DSP.

To accelerate time to deployment and minimize development costs, you can take advantage of a full set of hardware and software customization services. If you are looking for large-scale network signage and kiosk deployments, VIA offers cloud-based device management support for remote monitoring, control, and silent OTA software updates for both OS and apps.


Combining advanced hardware acceleration for dual-screen 4K content with a wealth of hardware integration and software customization options, the VIA ALTA DS 3 can be optimized for myriad multimedia-rich Edge AI design applications – whether it be smart retail engagement systems for stores, hotels, and restaurants or smart access control systems for offices, factories, and apartment buildings. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you customize the VIA ALTA DS 3 to meet your specific Edge AI requirements for a broad spectrum of retail, hospitality, education, corporate, and entertainment environments.


VIA ALTA DS 3 Android Signage System

Get the PDF version of the ALTA DS 3 datasheet, or browse the information below:

Model NameALTA DS 3
ProcessorQualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor
- Two high-performance Kryo cores up to 2.342GHz
- Two low power Kryo cores up to 1.593GHz
System Memory4GB POP LPDDR4 RAM
Storage16GB eMMC flash memory
M.2 slot for M.2 2280 NVMe SSD (PCIe 1 Lane)
SD card slot
GraphicsQualcomm® Adreno 530 GPU
3D graphic accelerator with 64-bit addressing 624MHz
Graphics engine supporting OpenGL ES 3.1/GEP, GL4.4, DX11.3/4, OpenCL 2.0, Renderscript-Next
Supports H.264, H.265 (HEVC 8/10-bit) video decoding up to: 4K@60fps
Trusted Platform ModuleTPM1.2 : ST33TPM1212C
Wireless Connectivity NFA324A-12H32 QCA6174A-1 Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1 combo LGA module with antenna connector (optional)
AudioWCD9335 Audio Codec
HDMIIntegrated HDMI 2.0 transmitter and dual DSI to HDMI 1.4 converter
Expansion I/O1 miniPCIe slot (USB only)
1 M.2 slot
1 SIM card slot
Front Panel I/O2 USB 3.0 ports
1 SD card slot
2 Audio jacks: Line-out and Mic-in
1 Power Button with blue power LED
Back Panel I/O2 HDMI ports
1 USB 3.0 port
1 Mini USB 2.0 port (fastboot mode only)
1 Gigabit Ethernet port
1 Antenna hole
1 DC-in jack
1 Kensington lock
Power Supply12V DC-in
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 40°C
Operating Humidity0% ~ 95% @ 40°C (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature-20°C~ 70°C
Mechanical ConstructionPlastic frame
Metal bracket
MountingStand holder, VESA mount (optional)
Dimensions175mm(W) x 25mm(H) x 118mm(D) (6.88" x 0.98" x 4.64")
Weight0.61kg (1.34lbs)
ComplianceBSMI, CE, FCC


ALTA DS 3 Documentation

User Manualv1.022020-09-16


ALTA DS 3 Ordering Information

Part NumberSoCDescription
ALTADS30VA002-TQualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor @ 2.342GHz/1.593GHzAndroid system with 2.342GHz Qualcomm® APQ8096SG Embedded Processor, 16GB eMMC,4GB POP LPDDR4 RAM, 2 HDMI, 3 USB 3.0, Mini USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, SD card slot,M.2 slot, SIM card slot, miniPCIe slot, Stand holder, US power cord, 12V DC-in

ALTA DS 3 Accessories

Part NumberDescription
Wireless Modules
EMIO-2573-00A04G LTE mobile broadband full-size miniPCIe module (North America only)
Mounting Options
VT6076-C0000A1VESA mount cradle
Cable Accessories
99G33-080297Debug cable (TX/RX)

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