VIA Technologies, Inc. and iGoLogic, Inc. have launched the JBox, an embedded x86 system based on the VIA EPIA M10000 mainboard, for developing Java 2, Standard Edition (J2SE) embedded applications.
The kit supports development, testing and implementation of J2SE embedded programs on either Solaris or Linux, is pre-loaded with J2SE 5.0, and is ready to run any J2SE-based application straight out of the box.
The JBox provides dedicated configurations for the development of multiple applications that leverage the power and capabilities of the embedded x86 platform.
Based on one of the family of VIA EPIA embedded mainboards, the JBox development platform is designed to be a volume deployment board, and to minimize the risk in migrating code to the target device.
The kit measures 29.5cm x 27cm x 6.35cm and comes packaged with Sun J2SE 5.0 pre-loaded. There is a choice of operating systems, either Solaris 10 for x86 or the JDS3 operating system, both with full Sun RTU licensing, or iGoLogic's customized Linux 2.6.10 kernel, as well as a customized BIOS for the VIA EPIA M10000 mainboard.
The JBox is powered by the VIA EPIA M10000 Mini-ITX mainboard, which features a 1GHz VIA C3 EBGA processor, the VIA CLE266 chipset with embedded MPEG-2 decoder, and the integrated UniChrome graphics core.
There are numerous multimedia, storage and connectivity options, support for 6-channel surround sound through the onboard VIA Vinyl Six-TRAC VT1616 audio, and the latest in high-bandwidth IEEE 1394 and USB 2.0 connectivity. Also included are S-Video and RCA TV-Out, and 10/100 Fast Ethernet.
The kit comes with a minimum 40GB hard drive, one PCI slot for expandability, front and rear access I/O ports and numerous onboard connectors, and high bandwidth DDR memory from 256MB up to 1GB, depending on customer configuration.
Support options are also available for the latest LVDS embedded LCD panels, TTL display modules and optical storage drive.
VIA Technologies, Inc.