Published on May 15th,2008 at 9:48 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

VIA EPIA PX5000EG: A Very LITTLE “Beast” from VIA

Two days ago VIA announced the release of a new motherboard for the VIA Pico-ITX line-up, the VIA EPIA PX5000EG. This new motherboard is very similar to the PX10000EG, but is fanless and features a 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor.

Specifications. Our motherboard features up to six USB ports (extensive connectivity in option), COM port, supports IDE and S-ATA drive, LVDS/DVI and VGA, and integrates 5.1 channel audio and can decode MPEG-2/4 and WMV9 video thanks to its Unichrome Pro II IGP. It measures only 10cm x 7.2cm!

Specifications

Via Engadget

Taipei, Taiwan, May 14 2008 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board that features the extremely power efficient 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor, offering embedded developers an uncompromisingly compact, highly integrated board.

Building on the success of the VIA EPIA PX10000 Pico-ITX board, which took the embedded industry by storm last year as the world’s smallest mass production x86 board ever, the VIA EPIA PX5000EG adds the incredible heat and power efficiency of the 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor with its maximum power draw of just one watt. System designers of embedded automation and industrial control devices can now take advantage of a full x86 system that fits neatly into the most extreme space constrained, heat sensitive environments.

“The introduction of the VIA EPIA PX5000EG elevates the VIA EPIA range of innovative embedded solutions to new heights of thermal and energy efficiency in an extremely miniaturized form factor,” said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The VIA EPIA Pico-ITX form-factor continues to evolve, addressing the embedded industry’s needs for greater efficiency and miniaturization.”

Developed exclusively by VIA, the Pico-ITX form factor squeezes a full feature set into a mere 10cm x 7.2cm. A complete system in the palm of your hand, the VIA EPIA PX5000EG includes both LVDS/DVI and VGA support, integrated 5.1 channel audio, fast 100/10 Ethernet, both IDE and S-ATA drive support and up to six USB ports and a COM port.
Join the VIA Naked Pico Challenge

With a maximum thermal envelope of just one watt, the 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor assures complete system stability in always-on systems. To demonstrate this remarkable power and thermal efficiency, VIA welcomes you to take part in the ‘Naked Pico Challenge’ where we will push the VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX board to its absolute limits by running a system under full load without any cooling whatsoever. Simply correctly guess how long this tiny board can take the strain and win a VIA ARTiGO Pico-ITX Builder Kit.

For more details visit: http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=425

About the VIA EPIA PX5000EG

The VIA EPIA PX5000EG uses a fanless 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor with a maximum power draw of only one watt and supports up to 1GB of DDR2 system memory. The VIA VX700 system media processor adds VIA UniChrome™ Pro II IGP 3D/2D graphics with MPEG-2/-4 and WMV9 hardware decoding acceleration and pin support for LVDS, DVI and VGA display configurations. The VIA EPIA PX5000EG has both onboard IDE and S-ATA connectors as well as an integrated 100/10 Fast Ethernet port. Connectors are included to support PS/2 keyboard and mouse, 1 multimedia connector to support external TV-out, a video capture port interface & LPC interface (add-on card required), 1 audio connector for line-out, line-in, mic-in, S/PDIF in & 5.1 channel audio output and 1 Pico-ITX power connector.

VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pricing and Availability

The VIA EPIA PX5000EG Pico-ITX boards are available now for developers; for pricing and availability, please contact your local VIA sales representative or send an email to: embedded@via.com.tw.

For more details about the VIA EPIA PX5000EG please visit:

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=472

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

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