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VIA Pico-ITX Goes Low Profile, Integrates Power Supply

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA EPIA P700 Pico-ITX board designed for ultra compact machines.

Now featuring native S-ATA II support, Gigabit LAN, and support for GPIO, SM bus and LPC devices, the 10cm x 7.2cm VIA EPIA P700 is based on the VIA VX700 unified digital media IGP chipset and is powered by a 1GHz VIA C7 or fanless 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor. An integrated power adapter coupled with the 5-volt S-SATA power cable negates the need for a separate power daughterboard, saving considerable space for ultra compact systems.

Linear on-board pin-header placement means developers can use a single cable to connect various I/O devices and reduce cable clutter. Flexible battery placement is also geared towards improved miniaturization.

Two companion boards simplify design implementation and product testing. The P700-A board features an RJ45 port, a VGA port and a COM port, while the P700-B sports four USB ports and three audio jacks for multi-channel surround sound. The two companion boards fit with the linear pin-headers on either side of the VIA EPIA P700 to enable ultra low profile devices.

VIA EPIA P700 Pico-ITX boards are available now for developers.


VIA EPIA-P700 Pico-ITX Board Specifications
Model Name VIA EPIA-P700-10L
Processor 1.0GHz VIA C7 processor
500MHz VIA Fanless Eden ULV processor
Chipset VIA VX700 Unified Digital Media IGP chipset
System Memory 1 x DDR2 533/667 SODIMM socket (effective speed to 533MHz), Up to 1GB memory size
VGA Integrated VIA UniChrome Pro II 3D/2D AGP graphics with MPEG-2/4 and WMV9 video decoding accelerator
Onboard IDE 1 x UltraDMA 133/100 Pin Connectors with 2.0mm 44-pin right-angle type
Onboard Serial ATA 1 x SATA connector
1 x SATA power connector (5V)
Onboard LAN 1 x VIA VT6122 Gigabit LAN controller (a connector board is required) / 1 x VIA VT6107 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet controller (manufacturing option)
Onboard Audio VIA VT1708B High Definition Audio Codec
Onboard I/O Connectors 1 x LAN pin header
1 x CRT/DVI pin header
1 x COM Port pin header
1 x CPU Fan pin connector
1 x Audio pin connector for Line-out, Line-in, MIC-in
1 x Front panel pin header
4 x USB 2.0 ports pin header
1 x PS2 mouse/keyboard pin header
1 x LVDS pin connector
1 x LPC/SM Bus/GPIO pin header
1 x +12V DC-In 2-pin jack with lock
BIOS Award BIOS, 4/8Mbit flash ROM
Operating System Windows XP, Linux, Win CE, XPe
System Monitoring & Management Keyboard-Power-on, Timer-Power-on
System power management, AC power failure recovery
Watch Dog Timer
Operating Temperature 0C ~ 50C
Operating Humidity 0% ~ 95% (relative humidity; non-condensing)
Form Factor Pico-ITX (10-layer)
10 cm x 7.2 cm

Source: VIA

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