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On the threshold of Computex 2004: VIA EPIA SP motherboard

At Computex 2004 VIA Technologies plans to introduce VIA EPIA SP Mini-ITX board on VIA CN400 Digital Media chipset that supports hardware MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 processing and features VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite (implemented into 1.3GHz VIA C3 processor).

VIA PadLock Advanced Encryption Engine (ACE) supports AES encryption/decryption with 128-bit, 196-bit or 256-bit keys at 12.8Gbps rate at minimal CPU load. The engine features two VIA PadLock Random Number Generators (RNG) allowing for background operation not affecting tasks running. If you remember, a similar engine (with one RNG though) was implemented into VIA EPIA MII12000. Other motherboard specs are:

Processor VIA C3 / VIA Eden EBGA
Chipset VIA CN400 North Bridge + VIA VT8237 South Bridge
Memory 1 x DDR266/333/400 DIMM socket for up to 1GB
Graphics Int. VIA UniChromePro AGP with hardware MPEG-2 decoder and MPEG-4 accelerator
Expansion slots 1 x PCI
IDE 2 x UltraDMA 133/100
Serial ATA 2 x SATA
LAN VIA VT6103 10/100 Base-T Ethernet PHY
Audio VIA VT1617A, 6-channel AC´ 97
TV-Out VIA VT1623 TV Encoder
IEEE1394 VIA VT6307S IEEE1394 Firewire
Backpanel I/O PS/2 keyboard and mouse
1 x RJ-45
1 x COM
2 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x PCA (SPDIF or TV-Out)
1 x S-video
Line-in/out, mic-in
Form-factor 6-layer Mini-ITX, 17x17cm

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