Ten years on from the launch of the ITX form factor, VIA Technologies has launched a dual core mini-ITX board for embedded media servers.
The VIA VE-900 Mini-ITX Mainboard uses a 1.4GHz VIA Nano X2 dual core processor and the VIA VX900 unified all-in-one media system processor that supports video formats at resolutions of up to 1080p. It also supports high fidelity surround sound through the VIA VT1708S HD audio codec which delivers 24bit stereo and up to 192kHz sample rates and adds HDMI support in a compact, power-efficient package.
"November 6th marked the 10 year anniversary of the Mini-ITX form factor which spurred a revolution in the modding community," said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA VE-900 delivers an affordable, high performance Mini-ITX mainboard that will spur a new wave of inspiration and innovation in the next generation of enthusiasts."
The board measures 17cm, x 17cm and supports up to 8GB of DDR3 system memory. The ChromotionHD 2.0 video engine provides hardware acceleration for the latest VC1, H.264, MPEG-2 and WMV9 HD formats at screen resolutions of up to 1080p without incurring a heavy CPU load.
Display connectivity support includes onboard HDMI and VGA. Rear panel I/O includes a Gigabit LAN port, HDMI port, VGA port, four USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 K/B and M/S port, one serial port and three audio jacks for line-out/in/Mic-in. An onboard PCI slot is accompanied with 2 SATA pin headers, four USB 2.0 ports and LPT support.
This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.