The VIA Infotainment Server reference design incorporates
many of the VIA building block technologies that characterize
the compact yet highly integrated specification of our
VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard (VIA VT6026B)
At the heart of the VIA Infotainment Server reference
design is the VIA VT6026B, one of VIA's small, ultra-compact,
native x86 EPIA Mini-ITX mainboards. Measuring just
17cm x 17cm, the highly integrated mainboard is feature-rich,
providing graphics and audio support, advanced Ethernet
and wireless connectivity for home networking and rich
I/O integration for multiple high-speed peripheral connections.
The VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard, designed for small
form factor applications is the key platform for building
digitally intelligent entertainment devices for the
living room as it meets the technical, ergonomic and
aesthetic requirements of this demanding market, containing
technology that offers enormous flexibility, yet affordable
enough to form the basis of a whole range of connected
digital media devices.
VIA C3™ and VIA Eden ESP7000 processors
The VIA VT6026B offers system builders and integrator
a choice between the low power VIA C3™ for more demanding
digital multimedia applications or fanless VIA Eden™
ESP7000 processors with "Nehemiah" core integration.
Based on the advanced CoolStream™ architecture, the
VIA C3 and VIA Eden ESP7000 deliver improved performance
for running digital media applications with reduced
power consumption and effective heat dissipation. This
provides the ideal solution for powering a wide variety
of low profile, small form factor entertainment devices
and enables low noise designs for the emerging new generation
of living room digital media entertainment devices.
VIA CLE266 North Bridge
The VIA VT6026B mainboard reference design features
the VIA CLE266 chipset with a fully integrated video
processing set, integrated UniChrome™ 2D/3D graphics
engine and an ultra efficient VIA DDR memory controller.
The VIA CLE266 North Bridge supports flawless digital video playback
of 30fps from its integrated hardware MPEG-2 decoder
with video scaling for high quality digital video acceleration.
In addition, it also supports Alpha Blending, CRT, LCD
or TV dual display technology, two Video Capture ports
and Picture in Picture functionality for multi-channel
Rich I/O Connectivity and Additional Features
Ethernet capability and wireless support enables home
networking, while USB2.0 and IEEE 1394 (Firewire) provides
high-speed connectivity to bandwidth-hungry peripherals
such as digital cameras and digital video cameras. In
addition, S/PDIF In and S/PDIF Out and a card reader
allow connectivity to multi-channel speakers and a wide
range of smartcards. The native x86 compatibility ensures
that the VIA Infotainment Server runs a complete range
of Microsoft® Windows® 2K/ME/XP and a variety of Linux-based
The uniqueness of the VIA Infotainment Reference Design
lies in the combination of enhanced performance with
the unbeatable range of audio and video format support
and the expansive connectivity options that perfectly
fit consumers' requirements for entertainment options.