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S3 reveals Chrome eH1 for embedded applications

Posted on Monday, April 26 2010 @ 19:16:43 CEST by

It's been a while since we've last heard something from S3 Graphics but they're still developing new graphics cards. The company send out a press release that it will introduce the Chrome eH1 at this week's ESC expo in San Jose. This new model uses the Chrome 5000-E GPU and is aimed at the embedded market.
S3 Graphics today unveiled the latest addition to its power-efficient Chrome Series graphics product family, the Chrome 5000E-based S3 Graphics Chrome eH1. Demoed at ESC 2010 April 27–29, Booth No.1238, the S3 Graphics Chrome eH1 is designed for harsh environments and industrial grade systems, offering extreme reliability and longevity, transforming any embedded platform into a multimedia powerhouse.

The fanless and stable S3 Graphics Chrome eH1 brings together a compelling blend of features that meet the needs of next generation embedded systems; these include DX10.1 3D graphics, superb HD video decoding and a range of display connectivity options including DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, and CRT. With the Chrome eH1, designers can bring the latest graphics and real HD video horsepower to existing platforms, without longevity and product sourcing issues.

“S3 Graphics continues to introduce new graphics technologies to the embedded market, adding a fanless, ultra low power, and feature-rich product to our growing portfolio of embedded solutions,” said Dr. Ken Weng, GM for S3 Graphics. “Our new Chrome eH1 card makes PC grade product features accessible to the broader embedded arena, allowing our embedded partners to easily incorporate the very latest multimedia technologies in their product offerings.”

Visitors to the VIA Technologies booth at ESC Silicon Valley 2010 will be able to see a live demonstration of the S3 Graphics Chrome eH1. Join VIA and S3 Graphics at Embedded System Conference 2010, April 27 – 29, San Jose, McEnery Convention Center, Booth No.1238.

Full Featured Hi-Def Multimedia for Embedded Devices
The S3 Graphics Chrome eH1 gives users the perfect balance of immersive graphics performance and high-quality HD Video, while only using a high-speed, high-throughput 64-bit DDR3 memory bus interface. Display connections come in a combination of the VESA compliant DisplayPort standard, HDMI, dual-link DVI, and CRT for versatile range of display attachment options.

DirectX® 10.1 and OpenGL 3.1 applications on Microsoft® Windows® and Linux platforms can be implemented using the Chrome eH1 board to speed up 3D apps, non-gaming rendering software, and other visual processing functions. Additional graphics API support includes OpenGL ES 2.0 for embedded graphics and OpenVG 1.1 for 2D vector graphics, giving the eH1 board complete support of the latest graphics software stacks found in Windows, Linux, Android and other real-time operating systems.

The Chrome eH1 incorporates a high performance ChromotionHD™ 2.0 video processor unit (VPU), advanced filtering, and clear-image post-processing to perform ultra smooth decoding of MPEG-4/AVC (H.264), MPEG-2, and VC-1 for HD video. To further enhance operation for fanless applications that demand cool-and-quiet operation, the Chrome eH1 features PowerWise™ technology for Green Computing to “Reduce the Heat” without compromising performance, features, or quality.



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