VIA Defines Pico-ITX Form Factor, the World’s Smallest x86 Mainboard
Tiny 10cm x 7.2cm complete PC platform fits into palm of hand, more than 75% smaller than the Mini-ITX, embodies VIA’s “Small is Beautiful” strategy to inspire x86 system innovation
Taipei, Taiwan, 19 April 2007 - VIATechnologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA VT6047 Pico-ITX form factor reference design, the smallest full-featured x86 mainboard in the industry designed for a new world of ultra compact embedded PC systems and appliances.
The Pico-ITX form factor is the latest advance in VIA’s proven record on platform miniaturization. The Mini-ITX mainboard, at 17cm x 17cm, which recently celebrated its 5th anniversary as an industry standard form factor with wide market adoption, was followed by the Nano-ITX form factor at 12cm x 12cm, exactly 50% of the size of the Mini-ITX. Now, the Pico-ITX, at 10cm x 7.2cm and 50% of the size of the Nano-ITX form factor, truly embodies VIA’s “Small is Beautiful” technology design strategy of shrinking the form factor to drive the x86 platform into ever smaller systems and whole new device categories.
Leveraging VIA’s extensive expertise in miniaturization at the silicon level through major advances in power efficiency, thermal management and feature integration, the VIA VT6047 Pico-ITX mainboard was designed to be powered by one of VIA’s energy efficient processor platforms, such as the VIA C7 or fanless VIA Eden processor in the 21mm x 21mm nanoBGA2 package, combined with feature-rich VIA system media processors to enable the board to pack a performance punch in a tiny, low heat, low power package.
“The Pico-ITX represents VIA’s commitment to spearhead x86 innovation through our proven technology leadership in driving down the platform size,” said Richard Brown, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “As with the Mini-ITX and Nano-ITX form factors before it, this new platform has raised the excitement level among enthusiasts and customers alike, firing the imagination an almost unlimited range of what were previously impossibly small systems.”
More details about the Pico-ITX form factor and the VIA VT6047 Pico-ITX mainboard reference design may be found in the “VIA Pico-ITX Form Factor” white paper, available for download from the VIA website at: www.via.com.tw/en/initiatives/spearhead/pico-itx/.
The VIA VT6047 Pico-ITX reference design has been successfully demonstrated during international trade shows this year, including during CES, CeBIT Germany and Embedded System Conference West. The VIA Platform Solutions Division will announce the first commercial mainboard based on the Pico-ITX form factor shortly.
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw
VIA PR Contact
International: Richard Brown
Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #6201
Labels: embedded, pico-itx, via
Intel introduced Mini-ITX mainboard with Celeron 215 processor
Intel's entry into the Mini ITX arena is the Desktop Board D201GLY, which it's pitching at providers of low-cost - sub $300 - computers, particularly those pitched at "emerging markets" - what used to be called, in less euphemism-friendly times, 'poor countries'.
The 17 x 17cm board incorporates a soldered-in-place 1.33GHz Celeron 215 processor, SiS662 integrated chipset, a single DIMM slot, legacy ports, 10/100Mbps Ethernet, a PCI slot, six USB ports and a seventh mounted internally for "an OS on a Flash drive" - an item Intel launched not so very long ago.
Labels: celeron, embedded, Intel, mini-itx
Advansus offers VIA C7/CN700 Mini-ITX motherboard
Advansus, a joint-venture company of ASUS and Advantech, announces the first in a series of VIA C7 Mini-ITX motherboards. VCN700-LIC10 features a fanless solution integrated with an onboard ultra low power VIA C7 1.0 GHz processor and a CN700 digital media chipset. Along with high speed performance and rich functionality, VCN700-LIC10 provides a cost-effective solution for Point-of-Sales (POS), KIOSK, thin client, digital signage, and medical applications.
Advansus's VCN700-LIC10 leverages the VIA C7 processor and CN700 chipset, and supports up to 1GB 533MHz DDR2 memory. It offers an efficient multimedia platform that features advanced 2D/3D graphics, dual independent displays, dual 18/24-bit channel LVDS and 5.1 CH audio for dynamic, high-end sound.
Incorporating proven power efficiency and highly reliable performance, VCN700-LIC10 also supports multiple I/O and networking connections including one PCI expansion slot, one Ethernet LAN port, 2 serial ports, 2 SATA and 6 USB ports.
Advansus delivers VCN700-LIC10 with extended services to meet all kinds of project needs upon request. Normally, Advansus provides product life cycle management and renewal services to enable product longevity. Customers are encouraged to call for Advansus's design service to speed the time to market.Features
．VIA C7 1Ghz fanless processor onboard
．One DIMM up to1GB DDR2 400/533 SDRAM
．Integrated UniChrome Pro 3D/2D Graphics & Video processor
．2-CH 18/24-bit LVDS
．5.1 CH Audio
．Realtek RTL8100CL 10/100 LAN
．2 COM, 2 SATA, 6 USB 2.0 About Advansus
Advansus is a joint venture company between ASUSTek and Advantech. The company aims to provide specialized D&MS (Design and Manufacturing Services) to satisfy project demands for system longevity and cost control. In addition to its DMS business, Advansus also delivers a variety of Industrial Motherboards (Nano-ITX, Mini-ITX, MicroATX, and ATX). Customers can enjoy products of unprecedented quality and cost effectiveness with systems that highlight durability and long term revision control, supported by continuous technical support until the conclusion of the project.
Labels: advansus, mini-itx
AXIOMTEK's Mini ITX Motherboard Is Launched
Taipei, Taiwan, April 11, 2007 -- AXIOMTEK is pleased to release a new high performance Mini ITX motherboard, the SBC86831. Powered by Intel® 945GM+ICH7M chipset, the Mini ITX SBC supports dual core processor especially for generic transaction terminal markets. The SBC86831 supports Socket M compliant processors with 533/667MHz FSB (front side bus) including Intel® CoreTM2 Duo, Core Duo, Core Solo and Intel® Celeron® M processors. It comes with dual DDR2 DIMM socket supports maximum up to 3GB of memory capacity. Its rich I/O features enables customer's system easily is applied in various applications; such as, DSA (Digital Signage Appliance), DVR (Digital Video Recorder), gaming and more.
For flexible display configuration, the SBC86831 is coming with one PCIe x16 slot which is default set as to support ADD2+ card for converting SDVO signals to various functions purpose; such as, DVI, 2nd CRT, HDTV and 2nd LVDS. Furthermore, the discrete graphic can be an optional support if the onboard LVDS is removed which is ideally for high performance display applications. The onboard multiple serial interfaces, such as, 2 IEEE1394a, 8 USB 2.0, 8 Digital I/O and 4 COM ports, are good for rich peripheral applications like POS (Point of Sale), DVR etc.
Additionally, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports are connected from PCIe x1 bus for full speed 1000 Base-T networking connectivity. In the meanwhile, to support battery monitoring function, the SBC86831 is with onboard SMBus for this interfacing feature. Some manufacturing optional features like TPM 1.2 and RAID 0,1 which are nice to be equipped for high security & data redundancy demands. The product will be available around the end of April, 2007. For more product information or pricing, please visit www.axiomtek.com or contact our sales representative at email@example.com.
· High performance and integrated graphic controller
· Socket M for Intel Core 2 Duo/ Core Duo/ Core Solo processor with FSB 533/667MHz
· PCI express x16 slot for ADD2+ card (optional for discrete graphic card) (optional PCI Express Mini card)
· TPM 1.2 for trusted platform
· RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 function (optional)
· 4 COM ports for transaction terminal applications
· 8 USB 2.0 ports and 2 IEEE1394a expansions
· General purpose Digital I/O support with 3 Channel In and 5 Channel Out
· Horizontal plug USB box-header with latch for USB DiskOnModule as SSD solution
At AXIOMTEK, we design, manufacture, and support award-winning versatile and modularly-designed Applied Computing Platforms, so that customers have a single, reliable, cost-effective source. AXIOMTEK's wide array of CE, FCC & UL certified products include Embedded Computing Platforms, Panel Computers, Industrial Automation Devices, Industrial PC platforms, Network Appliances, and Storage Appliances. AXIOMTEK is devoted to full-size SBC's, different form factors of embedded SBC's, servers & chassis, NAS (Network Attached Storage) & tower storage devices, and a full line of interactive panel computers. AXIOMTEK's products are used in industrial automation, data acquisition, DVR, medical, banking, entertainment, transportation, POS/POI, KIOSK, network communication, telecom, and storage applications & markets. AXIOMTEK is a GSA contractor and also welcomes any OEM/ODM projects, which can be fit to customers' specific needs.
Labels: axiomtek, embedded, mini-itx
IBASE introduced Mini-ITX Motherboard with Intel Q965 Express Chipset
IBASE Technology, a leading manufacturer of Mini-ITX solutions, introduced the MI900 Mini-ITX motherboard series designed for either the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo or Intel(R) Pentium(R) D processors of up to 1066MHz FSB. The MI900 is based on the Intel's Q965 Express chipset and it comes with two dual channel DDR2 memory slots delivering up to 1.28GB/s of bandwidth and 4GB memory capacity for faster system responsiveness and support of 64-bit computing. The new IBASE motherboards are aimed for high performance PCs in the digital, communications and industrial sector.
On board is one PCI Express x16 slot that offers up to 3.5X the bandwidth over traditional PCI architecture to support the latest high-performance graphics cards. Dual independent display comes to life with the onboard Intel(R) Q965 integrated graphics for CRT and an optional SDVO card supporting either an LVDS or DVI display interface. LAN functionality is supported with a 10/100 Ethernet controller or with two Gigabit Ethernet controllers.
MI900 is expandable for 8×2 pins pin header for adaptor card ID394 that support 2 or 4 serial ports, or ID395 that support TPM 1.2 for security function. Other useful features on the board include four SATA II ports, six USB 2.0 interface, watchdog timer, digital I/O and two serial ports. Board dimensions are 170mm by 170mm.
- Intel(R) Q965 Express Chipset Based
- Support LGA775 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processors
- Support FSB 1066/800/533MHz
- Support up to 4GB DDRII 800/667/533 memory
- 1 x PCI Express(x16)
- Support one 10/100 or two Gigabit LAN on board
- 4 x SATA II, 6 x USB 2.0, 2 x COM, 7.1Ch.HD Audio
About IBASE Technology
IBASE Technology was set up by a group of experienced engineers who revolve around the IPC arena and talented marketing and management staff sharing the same ideals and goals. As a team, it has gained the respect and support from reputable and established companies that eventually forged strategic partnerships with IBASE. IBASE's R&D team is composed hardware and software engineers, 50% with over 10 years and 45% with between 5 to 10 years of experiences in their respective fields. IBASE, an ISO9001 certified company, also specializes in OEM/ODM services tailoring products to customers' requirements. Current product offerings from IBASE include various single board computers, Mini-ITX, industrial motherboards, ETX CPU modules, CompactPCI processor boards, network appliance and digital surveillance systems.
Labels: embedded, iBase, mini-itx
Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Mini-ITX Case
Power And Beauty –
The Ultimate Small Form Factor Chassis:LANBOX Lite
The release of LANBOX redefined the true meaning of small form factor and portable PC market ushering in a new generation of mobile power gaming PC. Today, Thermaltake is broadening the flexibility of LANBOX series chassis by introducing LANBOX Lite that allows user from different market segment to take full advantage of all the great features found on LANBOX.
The mirror-finish found on LANBOX Lite exhibits extraordinary elegance along with steel meshed front bezel design for greater thermal performance.
In addition, the LANBOX Lite inherits LANBOX spirit. Unlike tower chassis, small form factor PC often lacks sufficient cooling capability or expandability to allow enthusiasts to build a capable gaming machine. Designed from the ground up, LANBOX Lite is a fully modular chassis where all components may be removed from the body for easier installation.
Everything from Motherboard Tray to 5.25” Bay Drive cage can be easily removed with a twist of the thumb screws.
Thermal engineering played an equally important part when designing the LANBOX Lite. Today’s most high-end graphic cards or processor often requires added cooling and high-wattage power supply in order to operate at their maximum capability.
Before, gaming enthusiasts that opted to build a small form factor PC were limited to mid-end graphic card or processor that resulted in mediocre performance.
Today, LANBOX Lite enables the use of standard Micro ATX motherboard, most high-end CPU, powerful graphic card and even a standard full-size PSU; the result, a small form factor PC that is equally powerful as full sized PC.
LANBOX Lit is the ultimate chassis solution for your high-efficiency small form factor PC.
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Labels: case, enclosure, mini-itx, thermaltake