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VIA Launches VIA ARMTiGO A800 Pico ITX System

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  1. btarunr

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    VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today announced the VIA ARMTiGO A800, the world's smallest ARM system for embedded applications, including hotel automation, digital signage and, surveillance as well as for medical and healthcare applications.

    Combining an 800MHz Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 SoC with two integrated GPUs, the VIA ARMTiGO A800 delivers robust performance and unbelievable power efficiency, maintaining an average power consumption of a mere 3.14W TDP. With a fanless, ultra-low-profile dustproof design measuring a mere 12.0cm x 12.5cm x 3.0 cm (W x D x H), the VIA ARMTiGO A800 can fit easily into any environment, whether it is behind a monitor or on the wall with a 7.5cm x 7.5cm VESA mount or placed alongside other devices.

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    "VIA is leveraging its advanced SFF system design expertise demonstrated in its market leading x86 ARTiGO systems to create a new family of smaller, lower power ARM based systems," said Epan Wu, Head of VIA Embedded, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The introduction of the ARM-based ARMTiGO A800 allows us to provide our customers with a comprehensive range of solutions in both leading processor architectures."
     
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    VIA has some good low power offerings for both x86 and ARM. They might not produce the fastest product but they work and don't use a lot of power either.
     
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    Except this thing is based on an old Freescale SoC...
     
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    ...and it uses a whole of 3.5 watts of power. It's enough power for certain applications but certainly not a full blown computer. It's a good embedded platform because things like ATMs don't need an i7 or any x86 processor for that matter to do what they need to do.
     
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    As a matter of fact, for as slow as people may think those VIA chips are,
    some are perfectly capable of handling video decoding quite nicely.

    I purchased the previous iteration of their ARTIGO (barebones) system, and
    it played/streamed 1080i (not p) very smoothly, and for a measly 13W power consumption,
    i could leave that thing running non-stop for a whole year :D
     
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    This really does blow me away. My desktop lamp probably is about 3 times that, at LEAST.
     
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    I just hoped they've improved on the USB front. :p
     

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