Tuesday, January 19th 2010

VIA Revolutionizes Compact Embedded Design with the World's First Mobile-ITX Module

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-T700: the first product based on the recently announced Mobile-ITX form factor. Measuring a mere 6cm x 6cm, the VIA EPIA-T700 is a uniquely compact computer-on-module that is designed for a range of ultra-compact embedded devices in medical, military and in-vehicle applications.

Designed to deliver a simple modular approach to device design that precipitates greater miniaturization and portability, the Mobile-ITX-based VIA EPIA-T700 makes it easier than ever before to design and manufacture compact devices. With customized carrier boards connected using ultra low profile 3mm connectors, the VIA EPIA-T700 is in a class of its own.

"The VIA EPIA-T700 takes advantage of the modular design principles inherent in our Mobile-ITX form factor specification, making it easier than ever before to create astonishingly compact x86 devices that don’t compromise on features," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA EPIA-T700
The VIA EPIA-T700 can be used with a variety of carrier boards that can be adapted and customized to meet the needs of a range of applications and is powered by a specially miniaturized 1GHz VIA Eden ULV processor and the compact VIA VX820 MSP that together offer industry-leading I/O flexibility in the most compact of available form factors. The VIA EPIA-T700 features 512MB of DDR2 on-board system memory, meaning compatibility and reliability are guaranteed.

The VIA VX820 media system processor adds a wealth of key features including the VIA Chrome9 DX9 integrated graphics core, the VIA Chromotion™ video engine with hardware acceleration of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9, and VC1 video formats, and VIA Vinyl HD Audio supporting up to eight channels of HD audio.

An integrated multi-configuration transmitter enables display connection to TTL LCD panels and CRT monitors. Added flexibility is provided through carrier board configurations that integrate the DVP interface to include LVDS and DVI support. Other integrated data bus technologies include PCI Express and Ultra DMA.

The VIA EPIA-T700 uses two unique high density, low profile connectors on the under side of the module that can also withstand vibrations of up to 5Gs making Mobile-ITX systems suitable for in-vehicle and industrial machining applications.

For more information regarding the VIA EPIA-T700 computer-on-module please visit this page.

Mobile-ITX – The Science of Small
Extending VIA's reputation as a leading innovator and creator of ultra-compact form factors, Mobile-ITX at 6cm x 6cm is currently the most compact computer-on-module form factor on the market; an incredible 50% smaller than the successful VIA-developed Pico-ITX form factor.

Mobile-ITX employs a modularized design that includes a CPU module card and an I/O carrier board. This offers greater flexibility for developers who can simply drop in the CPU module to a custom designed, application specific carrier board, negating lengthy developmental design and testing phases.

More details about the Mobile-ITX form factor may be found at the VIA website along with a detailed Mobile-ITX Form Factor white paper.
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5 Comments on VIA Revolutionizes Compact Embedded Design with the World's First Mobile-ITX Module

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Mussels
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so... a calculator that can run XP?
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Completely Bonkers
I wonder what kind of performance this thing can maintain. Shame it isnt 1GB RAM rather than the 512MB. That would make XP an viable option. Nonetheless, you can still do a lot with 512MB.
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by: Completely Bonkers
I wonder what kind of performance this thing can maintain. Shame it isnt 1GB RAM rather than the 512MB. That would make XP an viable option. Nonetheless, you can still do a lot with 512MB.
Windows XP is a perfectly viable option... The minimum required RAM for XP is 64MB. 512MB Should be more than enough

Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Professional


PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended


128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)


1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*


Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor


CD-ROM or DVD drive


Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sysreqs/pro.mspx
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