VIA has announced a new video card for embedded systems that brings with it the latest in graphics features and tech. The video card is called the eH1 and it supports DX10 and multi-screen HD video output on embedded devices. The video card is a low profile device that will work in digital signage, POS, and gaming segments.
OEM Taiji Electronics made some waves earlier in the year with a tablet that hid a Bluetooth keyboard for easier text entry; now the company has followed up with a pair of new slates, one of which borrows the dual-touchscreen form factor of the Toshiba Libretto W100 and the Acer Iconia. The Taiji T10A and its unnamed dual-display clamshell comrade were shown off at the Elexcon conference in mid-November, each running VIA processors.
VIA is well known for its ultra-compact mainboards and low power CPUs, though Intel's Atom processors have generally cornered the market when it comes to nettops. The VIA ARTiGO A1100 is the company's attempt to remedy that, a palm-sized barebones PC that's smaller than a stack of DVD cases and yet, they claim, is capable of 1080p Full HD via an HDMI output. Is the ARTiGO A1100 the DIY HTPC we've been waiting for? Check out the full review after the cut.
VIA has gobs of hardware that it offers for just about every use you can imagine. The company is big into embedded PCs and other markets and has unveiled its latest embedded PC design kits with modular expansion boards along with chassis development kits. The new development kits are for the AMOS-5000 series.
You can generally rely on VIA for a skinny mainboard with HD credentials, and their new VIA EITX-3001 doesn't disappoint. Based around the Em-ITX standard, a compact 12 x 17 cm form-factor, the fanless EITX-3001 packs an integrated 1.3GHz VIA Nano E-Series processor, VIA VX855 media system processor and HDMI connector, and is suitable for outputting 1080p High Definition video with hardware decoding of MPEG-2, H.264, VC-1 and WMV9 content.
It's that time again for a new edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. Steve Jobs was confirmed as delivering the keynote at WWDC 2010. This clears the way for that long rumored new iPhone to come out of his pocket. Seagate dropped a new Momentus XT hybrid HDD on us early in the week. The drive offers performance very close to that of a SSD at a price of a HDD.
Remember VIA's promise of $100 to $150 Android tablets storming the market in the second half of this year and generally giving us all a good reason to forget the iPad? The company has tipped their hand ahead of Computex next month, with a new gallery of the different devices, and if you're expecting iPad-style gloss then, well, think again.
USB 3.0 gear is coming to the market in larger amounts every day. Today if your notebook or mainboard has USB 3.0 ports, you are lucky to get a pair of them. VIA Labs will be showing off a new host controller for USB 3.0 at Computex that can double the number of USB 3.0 ports available.