We wrote about the Pico-ITX form-factor back in January, calling Via's 100 x 72mm motherboard "the new standard" in micro computing; well, the first design to hit the shelves is the EPIA PX10000G, complete with a 1GHz C7 CPU and support for up to 1GB of SDRAM.
Despite the small size, it doesn't skimp on processing or connectivity. An onboard 2D/3D graphics chip and hardware MPEG-2/4 and WMV9 decoding means that the PX10000G can happily support HD DVD resolution, while audio is taken care of with Via's own VT1708A codec.
- 4 x USB2.0 (pin headers)
- COM port connector
- PS2 mouse/keyboard (pin header)
- LVDS/DVI connector
- Multimedia connector -- supports external TV-out interface, video capture port interface, and low-pin-count interface (requires an add-on card)
- Audio pin header -- line-out, line-in, mic-in, S/PDIF in, and 7.1 channels audio output
- CPU fan (pin header)
- Pico-iTX power connector
- 10/100 Ethernet
The board is available, initially in limited numbers to developers, this month.
Via ships "world's smallest mainboard" [Linux Devices]