VIA Delivers Stunning Hi-Def Video and DX10.1 to Pico-ITXe

via-p710-hd-moduleVIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the first expansion HD module for the VIA EPIA-P710, the VIA P710-HD. Featuring the powerful 4300E embedded graphics processor from S3 Graphics, this first Pico-I/O module for stackable Pico-ITXe boards delivers Hi-Def™ video playback and advanced graphics in an extremely low power, compact form factor.

The VIA P710-HD module turns the VIA EPIA-P710 Pico-ITXe board into a multimedia playback powerhouse

With multiple display support including dual DVI and HDMI, the VIA P710-HD module opens up a new realm of possibilities to system integrators of multimedia intensive embedded applications. Sophisticated digital signage, arcade gaming, kiosk and POI applications can now take advantage of multiple digital display configurations and cutting edge Hi-Def playback of resolutions up to and beyond 1080p.

via-pico-itx-mainboard

Supporting connectors based on the SUMIT™ specification, the VIA P710-HD module can be used with the VIA EPIA-P710, the first board to take advantage of the new Pico-ITXe standard and SUMIT™ connector specifications.

via-epia-p710-pico-itxe-board

“VIA is again placing itself ahead of the competition in bringing to market all the benefits of high-definition visual computing in an ultra-low power, ultra compact product,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President of VIA Embedded, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The VIA P710-HD module, when paired with a Pico-ITXe board, opens up a new world of digital brilliance.”

The VIA P710-HD module will be shown at Embedded Systems Conference San Jose, USA, taking place next week.

For more information please visit: http://www.via.com.tw/en/company/events/esc2009/index.jsp

via-p710-hd-moduleAbout the VIA P710-HD Module

The VIA P710-HD module is based on the S3 Graphics 4300E embedded graphics processor and includes 256MB of dedicated GDDR 2 on-board memory, supporting separately configurable dual DVI, HDMI and S-Video ports at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 with 2-channel LVDS and an analog VGA header also available.

The S3 Graphics 4300E is designed to offer extreme power efficiency with a total graphics subsystem TDP of less than 8 watts. The S3 Graphics 4300E embedded graphics processor boasts a highly programmable video core, fully compatible with Blu-ray Disk™ technology with codec support including WMV9 HD, MPEG-2 HD, VC-1, H.264 and AVS, all within a ruthlessly low power envelope.

The S3 Graphics 4300E is a fully DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.1 compliant part supporting dual DVI, HDMI, S-Video and LVDS transmitters across PCI Express 2.0. The integrated HDTV Hi-Def encoder technology supports all eighteen DTV ATSC and DVB standards, including 1080p.

Source: VIA

Related posts

Hyundai prepares T10 tablet computer

The South Korean Hyundai has prepared a new entry to the tablet market – a new tablet computer, which runs Android and is known as T10. The Hyundai T10 is based on a 32 nm Samsung Exynos 4412 SoC with four ARM Cortex-A9 cores at 1.4 GHz and has Mali 400 graphics. The tablet...

ASUS releases the ROG GR8 gaming PC

ASUS releases the ROG GR8 gaming PC

The Republic of Gamers (ROG) division of ASUS has released the rumored small-form factor GR8 gaming PC. We reported on the novelty back in the summer with some preliminary information on it but now the GR8 is here and it even features a few improvements. The main goal of the GR8 is to deliver...

AMD announces the FirePro W4300 graphics card

AMD announces the FirePro W4300 graphics card

AMD usually makes headlines with its new Radeon graphics cards but this time the case is different – the US chip maker has announced one more FirePro professional graphics card called FirePro W4300. Unlike other FirePro models, this one is budget-oriented and is designed for use in entry-level...

Leave a comment