Steatite introduces First Ever Dual Core Pico-ITX Mainboard the VIA EPIA-P900

VIA-EPIA-P900Steatite Embedded, a UK supplier of embedded computer systems, introduces the industry’s first Pico-ITX board with dual core processing. Measuring just 10cm x 7.2cm, the VIA EPIA-P900 Pico-ITX is the industry’s smallest commercialized form factor to feature multi-processing capabilities.

Featuring a 1.0GHz VIA Eden™ X2 CPU along with the VIA VX900H Media System Processor, the VIA EPIA-P900 offers advanced multitasking and multimedia capabilities, including improved HD video rendering. With its incredibly small footprint, the VIA EPIA-P900 provides the ideal platform for a wide array of next generation ultra compact devices for applications ranging from health-care, logistics, fleet management, and other vertical market segments to digital signage displays and kiosks.

This new technology will allow embedded system designers to pack unparalleled levels of performance into even smaller form factors, opening up exciting new possibilities for innovation in ultra compact embedded designs.” Said Matt Brindle Embedded Product Manager.

The EPIA P900 supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, HD audio, HDMI, VGA and LVDS display connectivity as well as a high performance hardware HD video decoder in the shape of the latest VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video engine.

The VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 engine provides advanced filtering and cutting edge post-processing to perform ultra smooth decoding of H.264, MPEG-2, VC-1, WMV9, and HDCP for Blu-ray content protection providing smooth playback of the most demanding multimedia titles at resolutions up to 1080p without incurring a heavy CPU load. Featuring the VIA Vinyl VT2021, a 10 channel HD audio codec, delivering outstanding sound quality and support for Blu-ray and HD DVD Audio Content Protection.

On board pin headers provide support for an additional of 5 USB 2.0 ports, an LPC connector, SMBus connector, PS/2 support, audio jacks, LVDS, 4 pairs of DIO and two UART ports. Rear I/O includes one HDMI port, one VGA port, 2 USB 2.0 ports and 1 GigaLAN port.

For more details about the VIA EPIA-P900 please visit: http://www.steatite-embedded.co.uk/via-epia-p900-pico-itx-1-0-ghz-eden-x2-board-with-full-hd-video-support.html
Press Contact: James Munger – Group Marketing Manager - Marketing@steatite.co.uk

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