VIA has unveiled a new and very small computer aimed at use in the in-vehicle control, digital signage, and kiosk markets. The new computer is called the AMOS-3002will and it uses a dual core processor and measures a compact 197 mm x 104 mm x 49 mm. The processor inside the machine is a 1 GHz Eden X2 combined with the VX900H MSP.
The machine has small dimensions suitable for installation in tight spaces, and still supports full HD 1080p video output. The computer has plenty of I/O options on the front and rear panels with two com ports, six USB 2.0 ports, line in and out ports, VGA and HDMI outputs, in a pair of gigabit LAN ports. The machine can be optioned with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity as well using an available miniPCIe expansion slot.
The computer is very rugged with the ability to withstand shocks of up to 50 G’s and the ability to operate in temperatures of -20 to 60°C. Two of the available USB ports are also lockable so connected accessories and peripherals won’t come undone. The little computer can also be mounted on wall or table using VESA mounts.
“The VIA AMOS-3002 advances the ultra compact AMOS series systems, delivering fanless dual core computing and advanced multimedia capabilities,” said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The superior versatility and reliable compact design of the VIA AMOS-3002 makes it ideal for a diversified range of embedded applications.”
VIA has released another small form factor PC, the VIA ARTiGO 1150 barebones nettop, and the device measures 5.7 inches by 3.9 inches by 2 inches, and it is powered by a dual core 1GHx VIA Eden X2 processor.
The ARTiGO can take up to 4GB of RAM and there is room for one 2.5 inch SATA hard drive or solid state drive (SSD), plus it comes with five USB ports, HDMI, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, the video below shows just how small it is.
There is also one USB device port, three audio jacks and it also comes with optional modules which include an SD card module and a WiFi module, and it retails for around $265.
If you’re looking to craft a small form factor HTPC to an equally small budget, then VIA’s own-brand internals deserve some serious consideration. The company’s 1.4GHz dual-core Nano X2 CPU was recently put to good effect in Zotac’s ZBOX Nano VD01 and is now available as part of a DIY combo called the VE-900, which puts the processor on a compact mini-ITX motherboard alongside a VX900 dedicated media accelerator for smooth video handling up to 1080p.
The board has a single PCI slot, room for up to 8GB of DDR3, two SATA pin headers and four USB 2.0 ports. The rear panel adds to this with HDMI and VGA video outs, three analog audio jacks, Gigabit LAN, four more USB 2.0 ports and other standard fare — but alas, it seems that the $89 price tag won’t fetch you digital audio outs or USB 3.0. You’ll find a full PR and promo video after the break, plus some Nano X2 benchmarks at the More Coverage link.
VIA has announced a new E-Series Nano processor X2 Dual-Core 64-bit x86 embedded systems, advanced design. The new series is available in two versions, the 1.2 GHz and 1.6 GHz bands available. Processor combines “two 64-bit, superscalar VIA Nano cores on one die, offering enhanced multi-tasking and superb multimedia performance on a low power budget.” MSRP includes hardware AES.
VIA X2 Dual-Core E-series includes the VT virtualization technology that allows existing programs and applications with virtual situations, without sacrificing performance. Native 64-Bit & D work on operating systems like Windows 64-bit Embedded Standard seventh also fully compatible with Windows CE and Linux.
VIA Nano and X2 processors are now sampling to customers as the project. Systems and motherboards VIA Nano X2 series processors and is the 2nd Quarter of 2011 will be available.