Aaeon 820T – Tiny board features built-in TV out and 5.1 surround sound

Oct 25, 2007
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If you're looking to build your own HTPC (Home Theater PC), but want it to take up as little space as humanly possible, you might want to check out this Mini-ITX board from Aaeon.

The EMB-820T won't be a powerhouse by any means, but it will support AMD's Athlon-based embeded CPUs, which should give you enough to do most tasks. The big news is that it will include TV out and 5.1 surround sound, all on a SBC (single-board computer) unit.

You don't have a lot of room for expandability, for obvious reasons. They do include a Mini PCI and a PCI slot that can be used for a network adapter, or whatever else you should choose. The board is available now, but they have not disclosed the price.

The full specs as listed b Aaeon are as follows:

  • Processor -- AMD Geode NX1250, NX1500, or NX1750
  • Memory -- dual 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets, for up to 2 GB total DRAM
  • Display:
  • resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • NTSC and PAL video output
  • supports CRT and LVDS LCD display
  • 4/5/8-wire resistive touchscreen interface
  • Audio:
  • 6-channel (5:1) audio output for 3D surround, or alternative stereo output
  • mic in
  • line in
  • Other I/O:
  • 1 x UDMA100/133
  • 2 x SATA
  • floppy interface
  • 8 x USB ports (6 internal, 2 external)
  • Expansion:
  • Type II CompactFlash
  • Mini PCI
  • PCI
  • Dimensions -- 6.7 x 6.7 inches
  • Power -- compatible with AT or ATX power supplies

Mini-ITX SBC does TV out, surround sound [via linuxdevices]


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