VIA Pico-ITX Goes Low Profile, Integrates Power Supply
New VIA EPIA P700 board features in-line I/O pin-headers and extended feature set including Gigabit LAN, S-ATA II and an integrated power adapter
Taipei, Taiwan, 27 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA P700 Pico-ITX board that couples more features within a streamlined, ultra compact footprint designed for low profile systems, with extended I/O port options through two companion boards.
Now featuring native S-ATA II support, Gigabit LAN, and support for GPIO, SM bus and LPC devices, the 10cm x 7.2cm VIA EPIA P700 is based on the VIA VX700 unified digital media IGP chipset and is powered by a 1GHz VIA C7 or fanless 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor. An integrated power adapter coupled with the 5-volt S-SATA power cable negates the need for a separate power daughterboard, saving considerable space for ultra compact systems.
Linear on-board pin-header placement means developers can use a single cable to effortlessly connect various I/O devices in a streamlined way that reduces cable clutter. Flexible battery placement is also geared towards improved miniaturization, making the VIA EPIA P700 the most slimline Pico-ITX board yet.
Two companion boards make light work of design implementation and product testing. The P700-A board features an RJ45 port, a VGA port and a COM port, while the P700-B sports four USB ports and three audio jacks for multi-channel surround sound. The two companion boards fit seamlessly with the streamlined linear pin-headers on either side of the VIA EPIA P700 to enable ultra low profile devices.
"VIA has listened to its customers to learn how we can add even greater features to our products," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Pico-ITX continues to evolve in tandem with the needs of our customers, addressing the challenge of producing full-featured, ultra compact embedded systems that can be brought to market as quickly and as easily as possible."
About the VIA EPIA P700 Pico-ITX Board
The VIA EPIA P700 Pico-ITX board is powered by either a 1.0GHz VIA C7 or fanless 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor and supports up to 1GB of DDR2 system memory. The VIA VX700 unified digital media IGP chipset boasts 2D/3D AGP graphics and video decoding acceleration for WMV and MPEG-2/4 video through the VIA UniChrome™ Pro II IGP graphics core. The VIA VT1708B high definition codec offers eight channel audio and DTS multi-channel digital surround sound for an all-round high fidelity experience.
The VIA EPIA P700 negates the need for a traditional power board with an integrated +12V DC 2-pin power jack and lock which also includes a 5V S-SATA power cable.
The VIA EPIA P700 has both an onboard IDE and S-ATA II ports. I/O connectivity through pin-headers and bundled companion cards include a Gigabit Ethernet port, a CRT/DVI header, a LVDS port, a COM port, 3 audio jacks, 4 USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 port and an LPC/SM Bus/GPIO pin header. For more details about the VIA EPIA P700 please visit the VIA wesbsite.