VIA EITX-3000 uses processor placement to deliver improved performance in hot and cold environments.

This makes the VIA EITX-3000 suitable for high performance systems in always-on applications such as high-end POS, Kiosk, ATM, HMI, factory automation, POI and digital signage.

Designed to facilitate hassle-free ultra-thin design of high performance, fanless systems, the VIA EITX-3000 is the first VIA product to use the recently announced Em-ITX form factor specification. Using a choice of either 1.3GHz or 1.0GHz VIA Nano Ultra Low Voltage processor, the VIA EITX-3000 couples performance-per-watt with a thin, fanless design courtesy of its extensive I/O coastline.

The added horsepower of the VIA Nano processor is supplemented by a full array of features including dual gigabit networking, multi-configurable dual on-board LVDS and a VGA port. Four on-board serial ports can be configured through BIOS selection while an on-board DC-DC power converter with variable power input (DC 7V ~ 36V) supports both AT and ATX modes, configured via onboard switch. For further I/O options, the VIA EITX-3000 can also take advantage of a range of VIA developed EM-IO expansion boards.

VIA has repeatedly pushed the thermal design envelope with innovative form factor specifications that allow ever more compact, slim and versatile device designs, said Daniel Wu, vice president, VIA Embedded, VIA Technologies. The VIA EITX-3000 adds the performance-per-watt advantages of the VIA Nano processor to create a truly compelling embedded board for high-end digital media systems.

About the VIA EITX-3000

Specially designed for fanless implementations in a wide range of temperatures (-10o to 70o C), the VIA EITX-3000 is powered by a choice of the new 1.0GHz or 1.3GHz VIA Nano processor and VIA VX800 media system processor, supporting up to 2GB of compact DDR2 SO-DIMM system memory. The VIA EITX-3000 includes an on-board DC-DC converter which supports both AT and ATX modes, configurable via an on-board switch.

The VIA VX800 media system processor takes advantage of the integrated VIA Chrome9 HC3 DirectX 9.0c compliant graphics and video controller, which includes MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and WMV9 hardware decoding acceleration for smooth media playback across multiple displays.

Dual, on-board LVDS ports support two 24-bit single channel interfaces with panel resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024. Both LVDS ports can offer independently configured resolutions and refresh rates in combination with an on-board VGA port supporting resolutions up to 1920 x 1440.

Networking includes dual VIA Velocity VT6130 Gigabit Ethernet controllers via two RJ45 ports, supporting Wake On LAN and PXE features. Storage support includes two on-board S-ATA ports and one compact flash socket with HD audio provided through the VIA Vinyl VT1708B HD audio codec. Two USB 2.0 ports are provided on front panel I/O with an additional four available via pin headers.

Four flexible on-board serial ports include support for two RS-232/422/485 ports, selectable without jumpers through the BIOS, while a PS/2 compatible bi-directional parallel port is available through pin headers. Status lights include power and HDD activity. A programmable WatchDog timer is also included.

VIA Technologies is a Taiwan-based provider of power efficient x86 processor platforms.