Taiwanese motherboard and chipset manufacturer, VIA Technologies, today announced the 'EPIA-M901 Mini-ITX' board, it's latest dual-core mini-ITX platform with tons of I/O options to accommodate a plethora of embedded applications, everything from ATMs and kiosks, to digital signage, healthcare, and digital media applications, the company said.
Customers have a choice of picking up the EPIA-M901 configured with an active or passive cooling solution with a 1.6GHz VIA Nano X2 dual-core processor or a fanless 1GHz VIA Eden X2 dual-core chip, both of which are paired with a VIA VX900 media system processor.
"The VIA EPIA-M910 Mini-ITX board delivers a highly optimized platform that boasts comprehensive HD video performance, HD audio and HDMI support in a compact, power-efficient package" said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The rich I/O provides the connectivity and flexibility demanded by today's ever diversifying embedded applications."
Those I/O options Wu brags about include HDMI, VGA, pin headers for two 24-bit LVDS (one single-channel and one dual-channel), eight USB 2.0 ports, dual GbE LAN ports, eight COM ports (expandable to 12 with the VIA LPC-01/02 add-on card), a PS/2 port, audio jacks, PCI-E x4 slot, and a pair of SATA ports. It also boasts support for up to 8GB of DDR3 memory.