VIA Outs VB7009 Mini-ITX Embedded Board
January 3, 2012 11:46 AM
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VIA VB7009 Mini-ITX mainboard
No Android support mentioned for VIA's latest mini-ITX board
VIA has unveiled its latest embedded mainboard in the tiny mini-ITX form-factor. The new mainboard is called the VB7009 and measures 17cm square. VIA is aiming it at the POS and kiosk industry the board has a VIA Nano X2 processor onboard that is paired with the VX900 media system processor.
That media processor allows the board to support HD video with up to 1080p resolution. The default processor speed is 1.2GHz for the X2, while other CPUs are available including a 1.6GHz VIA C7-D and a 1GHz C7. The little board has four USB 2.0 ports, three COM pin headers, and a LPC connector. It also rocks a single COM port, keyboard ports, and three audio jack inputs.
The board will support Microsoft OS' and popular Linux flavors in multiple configurations. The VB7009 unfortunately doesn’t call out
, which is something VIA was pushing for its embedded line.
"The range of customer needs for interactive embedded devices is rapidly expanding," said Epan Wu Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA VB7009 provides a flexible and cost effective solution that can be configured to satisfy a broad range of customer requirements."
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Still waiting on Quad Core!
1/4/2012 7:35:46 AM
you know what, i like helping the underdog, my car pc is based on AMD E350, and my web browsing laptop is based on a quad core AMD Processor!
I've got nothing against Intel, but the market feel stale at the moment!
VIA have been promising use Quad Core Processors for how long now? Give me it on Mini-ITX, give it to me in a budget laptop i don't care......just give me a chance to buy the damn thing!
Not good enough VIA!!!!!!!
RE: Still waiting on Quad Core!
1/4/2012 12:05:06 PM
You can buy a mini-itx board and drop a quad core in, not sure what you are waiting on.
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