New VIA ETX-8X90-10GR Module Extends Life of ETX Devices

New VIA ETX-8X90-10GR Module Extends Life of ETX Devices
VIA Technologies, Inc. (Taiwan) - Five more years of ETX longevity complete with legacy software support.

VIA Technologies, Inc, today introduced the VIA ETX-8X90-10GR ETX module to provide a plug-in replacement for ETX devices featuring end-of-life processor modules.

Leveraging the ultra low power consumption and advanced performance of the VIA Eden® X1 processor, the VIA ETX-8X90-10GR is a highly-integrated embedded multimedia module with native ISA/PCI support for legacy expansion cards. In addition to maintaining full legacy software support, it also provides ample headroom for the development of rich new HMI applications to meet rapidly evolving usage requirements.

“As many ETX modules are nearing end-of-life, a growing number of embedded system makers would prefer to upgrade existing devices rather utilize precious resources in developing entirely new ones from scratch.” said Richard Brown, VP of International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The VIA ETX-8X90-10GR enables them to do this by providing a fully-compatible plug-in replacement that delivers huge performance gains while maintaining similar power consumption at a competitive price point.”

VIA ETX-8X90-10GR Module:
Measuring 114mm x 95mm, the VIA ETX-8X90-10GR module is based on the industry standard ETX (Embedded Technology eXtended) legacy form factor and combines a 1.06GHz VIA Eden® X1 E-Series 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-8X90-10GR 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.

The VIA ETX-8X90-10GR is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 7, XP, Windows CE 6.0, and WES 7, as well as most popular Linux distributions.

To speed up development times, customers can take advantage of the VIA ETX-8X90 Starter Kit, including a multi-I/O evaluation carrier board. Customers also have the option of utilizing VIA’s extensive technical support to develop their own custom baseboard.

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