VIA introduced the EPIA-T700, the company's first motherboard based on the new Mobile-ITX form factor. The board measures just 60mm x 60mm and 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.
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.