VIA Best Nano-ITX Board To Date : EPIA NX Series

epia nx VIA Best Nano ITX Board To Date : EPIA NX Series

VIA today introduced the 12cmx12cm VIA EPIA NX-series mainboard, the
highest performance, most power efficient and feature-rich Nano-ITX platform
ever.
Available with the 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor, or the 1.2GHz VIA Eden processor for
the fastest fanless configuration, the VIA EPIA NX offers a host of advanced
multimedia features through the VIA CX700M2 system media processor. This
all-in-one digital media IGP chipset integrates the VIA UniChrome Pro II 2D/3D
graphics core and an extensive array of high end audio and video technologies,
including Vinyl Multi-channel HD audio, hardware MPEG-2/-4 and WMV9 video
decoding acceleration, and a built-in HDTV encoder up to 1080i for the richest
entertainment experience.
The VIA EPIA NX-Series Nano-ITX mainboard is available now for developers, and
will be available through authorized distributors shortly.

epia nx VIA Best Nano ITX Board To Date : EPIA NX Series

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of PC platform
solutions, today introduced the 12cmx12cm VIA EPIA NX-series mainboard, the
highest performance, most power efficient and feature-rich Nano-ITX platform
ever.

Designed for ultra compact embedded systems with demanding digital media
requirements, such as slimline LCD PCs and digital signage, small yet powerful
set top boxes and next generation car PCs, the VIA EPIA NX takes the Nano-ITX
mainboard to the next level, boasting the latest generation VIA processors based
on the ‘Esther’ core offering the VIA V4 bus, highly effective power management
and the world’s most advanced hardware security.

Available with the 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor, or the 1.2GHz VIA Eden processor for
the fastest fanless configuration, the VIA EPIA NX offers a host of advanced
multimedia features through the VIA CX700M2 system media processor. This
all-in-one digital media IGP chipset integrates the VIA UniChrome Pro II 2D/3D
graphics core and an extensive array of high end audio and video technologies,
including Vinyl Multi-channel HD audio, hardware MPEG-2/-4 and WMV9 video
decoding acceleration, and a built-in HDTV encoder up to 1080i for the richest
entertainment experience.

“Better multimedia within increasingly smaller, slimmer packages is clearly the
main trend in consumer information and entertainment systems, and defined the
design of this latest generation Nano-ITX mainboard,” said Daniel Wu, Assistant
Vice President, VIA Platform Solutions Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The
powerful, feature-rich EPIA NX will help fulfill the Nano-ITX ‘New Vision’ by
enabling quieter, more space-saving and reliable embedded systems, further
promoting the adoption of the x86 platform in everyday systems.”

The VIA EPIA NX-series Nano-ITX mainboard will be on display at the PressExpoUSA
press event on Friday 16 March at the Messe Convention Centre during CeBIT 2007;
learn more about this event at:


www.via.com.tw/en/company/events/cebit2007/index.jsp

About the VIA EPIA NX-Series Nano-ITX Mainboard

Measuring just 12cm x 12cm, the powerful, feature-rich yet highly power
efficient VIA EPIA NX Nano-ITX mainboard is available with either the 1.5GHz VIA
C7 processor or fanless 1.2GHz VIA Eden processor supporting the 400MHz VIA V4
bus and integrating the VIA PadLock Security Engine, combined with the VIA
CX700M2 advanced system media processor with its support for a wide range of
digital media technologies and I/O appropriate for the consumer electronics
market.

The VIA CX700M2 system media processor features the VIA UniChrome Pro II 2D/3D
graphics core, and boasts the VIA Chromotion CE video display engine, including
an integrated HDTV encoder that utilizes an advanced ASIC with VIA’s Advance
ProScale Technology to scale the input resolution for 640×480 up to 1024×768
encode for 1080i, 720p standard HDTV resolution output, as well as hardware
decoding acceleration of MPEG-2/-4 and WMV9 video. The latest high definition
audio is supported through VIA Vinyl 8-channel HD audio, and a rich range of
display options includes an integrated LVDS connector plus a DVO pin connector
for an additional LVDS panel through an appropriate daughterboard, plus a TV-out
connector for S-Video, Component and Composite display outputs for unparalleled
flexibility.

The VIA EPIA NX Nano-ITX mainboard has two Serial ATA connectors for full
featured native SATA II RAID 0, 1, 0+1, configured using the VIA DriveStation
SATA RAID with the VIA CX700M2, an Ethernet port for seamless broadband
connectivity with the optional upgrade of Gigabit Ethernet, and supports up to
1GB of DDR2 400/533MHz SO-DIMM memory.

More details about the VIA EPIA NX-series Nano-ITX mainboard may be found on the
VIA website at http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=470
while information on the VIA CX700M2 system media processor can be found here:

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/c-series/cx700m/

VIA EPIA NX-series Nano-ITX Availability

The VIA EPIA NX-Series Nano-ITX mainboard is available now for developers, and
will be available through authorized distributors shortly.

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