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October 3, 2012 - Measuring 114 x 95 mm, VIA ETX-8X90 combines 1.2 GHz VIA Nano™ X2 E-Series dual core processor with VIA VX900 MSP, providing hardware acceleration of demanding video formats, including VC1, WMV9, MPEG-2, and H.264. Board supports up to 4 GB DDR3 memory as well as 18/24-bit dual-channel LVDS and one VGA port with resolutions up to 2,560 x 1,600. For connectivity, module provides 4 USB 2.0 and 2 mini USB ports, 2 PCI and 1 ISA bus, 1 SATA port, 1 IDE and 2 COM ports, and one 10/100 Ethernet port.

VIA Announces First ETX® Module, VIA ETX-8X90


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VIA Technologies, Inc.
8F, 533, Chung-Cheng Rd.
Taipei, Taiwan



Press release date: September 27, 2012

Industry leading performance and VxWorks RTOS support for embedded applications

Taipei, Taiwan, - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today announced the VIA ETX-8X90 module which features a 1.2GHz VIA NanoTM X2 E-Series dual core processor and the VIA VX900 media system processor (MSP), providing industry leading performance in a power efficient design. The VIA ETX-8X90 module provides a highly integrated and compact platform for embedded applications in medical, test and measurement, industrial automation and transportation.

The modular design approach allows for short time-to market, application-specific customization, simplified development, high stability and long life cycles enabling customers to rapidly develop new and innovative devices. Customers can take advantage of a proprietary start-up kit including a multi-I/O baseboard reference, or can utilize extensive technical support from VIA in developing a custom baseboard. In addition to support for the embedded industry leading VxWorks RTOS, the VIA ETX-8X90 runs a wide range of Windows and Linux based operating systems.

“We continue to broaden the range of our Computer-on-Module portfolio with the addition of the ETX legacy form factor,” said Epan Wu Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The VIA ETX-8X90 module provides industry leading processing performance in the shape of the VIA Nano X2 E processor allowing existing ETX customers to quickly scale to today’s requirements.”

About the VIA ETX-8X90 Module
Measuring 114mm x 95mm, the VIA ETX-8X90 module is based on the industry standard ETX (Embedded Technology eXtended) legacy form factor and combines a 1.2GHz VIA Nano X2 E-Series dual core processor with the VIA VX900 MSP, providing hardware acceleration of the most demanding video formats including VC1, WMV9, MPEG-2 and H.264.

The VIA ETX-8X90 offers support for up to 4GB of DDR3 memory as well as the latest display connectivity standards including 18/24-bit dual-channel LVDS, one VGA port with resolutions up to 2560 x 1600, four USB 2.0 and two mini USB ports, two PCI and one ISA bus, one SATA port, one IDE and two COM ports as well as one 10/100 Ethernet on module.

For more information on the VIA ETX-8X90, please visit:
http://www.viaembedded.com/en/products/systemonmodules/1970/1/ETX-8X90.html

About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. 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 and system integrators. www.via.com.tw

VIA PR Contact
International: Richard Brown
Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #6201
Fax: (886)-2-8218-6752
Email: RIBrown@via.com.tw

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