VIA announced the VIA CX700 digital media IGP chipset for the VIA C7 and Eden processor platforms, an advanced x86 embedded chipset that integrates video graphics, HD audio, and DDR2 and SATA II support, into a single package.
Designed specifically for the embedded market, the VIA CX700 will be on display at the VIA booth #1145 and partners' booths at the Embedded Systems Conference show in San Jose, California this week.
A host of digital media, memory and connectivity technologies are packed into the single-chip package of the VIA CX700:
Video: Enhanced video quality is provided through the VIA UniChrome Pro IGP core with its 128-bit 2D/3D graphics, acclaimed hardware MPEG-2 video decoding acceleration and video rendering technology of the Chromotion CE video display engine; this is complemented by the VIA Vinyl HD Audio controller supporting up to eight high definition channels.
Memory: VIA's memory controller technology has been incorporated into the VIA CX700, with support for both DDR400 and the high-bandwidth DDR2533 memory up to 4GB with ECC capability, and 32-bit as well as 64-bit system memory.
Connectivity: Broad connectivity comes with support for SATA, SATA II and PATA drives, two COM and six USB2.0 ports, and four PCI slots. Moreover, developers can also integrate support for ISA through an ITE PCI bridge chip, combining legacy ISA connectivity with DDR2 memory supports.
Display: Flexibility is extended to display technologies, with the VIA CX700 integrating a multi-configuration LVDS/DVI transmitter, as well as standard TV-out, and incorporating DuoView to enable dual screen display.
The VIA CX700 is expected to be available in volume quantities later in Q2 2006.