The VIA EPIA-P830 from VIA Technologies, Inc., is a Pico-ITX board for advanced portable and network-connected embedded applications. The new board features the VIA Nano E-Series processor and the VIA VX900 media system processor, with additional support for dual Mini-PCIe modules and offering 3G and wireless connectivity options. The EPIA-P830 extends the Pico-ITX form factor by using low profile expansion boards to provide easy on-board access to VGA, RJ45 and two USB ports, plus dual Mini-PCie slots for accommodating a range of Mini-PCIe modules.
Measuring 10cm x 7.2cm the ultra compact VIA EPIA-P830 features a 1.2GHz VIA Nano E-Series processor and supports up to 4GB of DDR3 800/1066 SODIMM system memory. The highly integrated, all-in-one VIA VX900 Media System Processor provides hardware acceleration for the latest HD video codecs at display resolutions of up to 1080p with very low CPU utilization. The VIA Chrome9 HCM 3D integrated graphics core boasts full DirectX 9.0 support and a 128-bit 2D engine with hardware rotation capability.
The VIA EPIA-P830 uses a specially designed I/O add-on-board which supplements the native HDMI port to add a VGA port, a Gigabit LAN and two USB 2.0 ports. The VIA Vinyl HD audio codec provides 6 channel, DTS capable audio with S/PDIF support. Storage is provided via two SATA ports. On board pin headers provide support for 1 channel LVDS display support, an additional 5 x USB 2.0 ports, an LPC connector, SMBus connector, PS/2 support, audio jacks, LVDS, 4 pairs of DIO and two UART ports. A DC-in power connector is also provided.
The VIA Nano E-Series processor delivers 64-bit processing while remaining within low energy, low heat parameters. The latest VIA VX900 MSP adds support for DDR3 memory, HD audio support, advanced display connectivity, and a high performance hardware HD video decoder with the latest VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video engine.
The VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 delivers advanced filtering and post-processing to perform smooth decoding of MPEG-4/AVC, H.264, MPEG-2, VC-1, WMV-HD, and providing smooth playback of demanding multimedia titles at resolutions up to 1080p without incurring a heavy CPU load.
VIA embedded processor platforms have extended longevity support of up to seven years and offer the most compelling low power microprocessor design in the industry today.
To learn more about the VIA EPIA-P830 Pico-ITX board, visit www.via.com.tw/EPIA-P830
. For information about the VIA VX900 media system processor, visit http://www.via.com.tw/vx900
You can read about VIA Nano architecture and the embedded focused E-Series processors at http://www.via.com.tw/E-Series