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COM Express module targets gaming, industrial automation

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:COM Express? baseboard? gaming? automation?

The VIA COME8X80 module from VIA Technologies, Inc., is the world's first COM Express product to take advantage of the high performance, 64-bit VIA Nano E-Series processor, according to the company.

The new module is targeted at IPC and larger OEM customers in a range of embedded segments including gaming, healthcare and industrial automation. Customers can also take advantage of a specially developed mutli-I/O baseboard for evaluation purposes, as well as VIA's technical assistance in developing custom baseboard designs.

The VIA COME8X80 is available with a choice of either 1.3+GHz or 800MHz VIA Nano E-Series processors, combining native 64-bit and virtualization support with a high-performance superscalar architecture in a uniquely low power thermal envelope.

The VIA COME8X80 also integrates the unified VIA VX800 media system processor, bringing VIA Chrome9 integrated graphics, support for VGA and 18/24-bit dual channel LVDS displays, video acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9 and VC1 video formats, plus a VMR capable HD video processor. All VIA components have a guaranteed longevity of seven years.

Other features include 3 PCI, and one x4 plus two x1 PCIe slots; up to 2GB of DDR2 SO-DIMM memory; 10/100Mbit/s Fast Ethernet; up to six USB 2.0 ports; and up to two SATA devices plus 1 IDE.

The VIA COME8X80 is now available to OEM and ODM customers. For more details, including a technical data sheet, go to VIA COME8X80.

- Toni McConnel
EE Times

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