VIA announced it will present the VIA EITX-3000 EM-ITX motherboard at ESC Silicon Valley 2009 next week, this mainboard is designed for ultra-thin, high-performance, fanless embedded systems. The EITX-3000 uses the VIA VX800 IGP chipset and supports VIA Eden ULV 500MHz and VIA Nano ULV 1.0GHz or 1.3GHz processors. The full specifications of the motherboard can be viewed over here.
The VIA EITX-3000 places the energy-efficient VIA Nano processor and VIA VX800 media system processor on the reverse side of the board, making greater real-estate available for passive cooling apparatus and thus negating the need for system fans. This makes the VIA EITX-3000 an exceptional choice for high performance systems in always-on applications such as high-end POS, Kiosk, ATM, HMI, factory automation, POI and digital signage.
Designed to facilitate hassle-free ultra-thin design of high performance, fanless systems, the VIA EITX-3000 is the first VIA product to use the recently announced Em-ITX form factor specification. Using a choice of either 1.3GHz or 1.0GHz VIA Nano Ultra Low Voltage processor, the VIA EITX-3000 couples industry leading performance-per-watt with a thin, fanless design courtesy of its extensive I/O coastline.
The added horsepower of the VIA Nano processor is supplemented by a full array of features including dual gigabit networking, multi-configurable dual on-board LVDS and a VGA port. Four on-board serial ports can be configured through BIOS selection while an on-board DC-DC power converter with variable power input (DC 7V ~ 36V) supports both AT and ATX modes, configured via onboard switch. For further I/O options, the VIA EITX-3000 can also take advantage of a range of VIA developed EM-IO expansion boards.
"VIA has repeatedly pushed the thermal design envelope with innovative form factor specifications that allow ever more compact, slim and versatile device designs," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA EITX-3000 adds the performance-per-watt advantages of the VIA Nano processor to create a truly compelling embedded board for high-end digital media systems".