Low-Power Processor Brings 64 Bits to COM Express

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Via Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of embedded silicon and platform technologies, today announced the addition of the Via COME8X80 module to its COM Express portfolio.

The first COM Express type product to incorporate the 64-bit Via Nano E-Series processor is targeted at IPC and larger OEM customers in a range of embedded segments including gaming, healthcare and industrial automation. Customers can also take advantage of a specially developed mutli-I/O baseboard for evaluation purposes, as well as Via’s technical assistance in developing custom baseboard designs. The Via COME8X80 from Via Technologies is available with a choice of either 1.3+ GHz or 800 MHz Via Nano E-Series processors, combining native 64-bit and virtualization support with a high-performance superscalar architecture in a low power thermal envelope. 

The COME8X80 also integrates the unified Via VX800 media system processor, bringing Via Chrome9 integrated graphics, support for VGA and dual channel LVDS displays, video acceleration for  MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9 and VC1 video formats, plus a VMR capable HD video processor. All Via components have a guaranteed longevity of seven years. Additional highlights include three PCI and one x4 plus two x1 PCIe slots, up to 2 Gbytes of DDR2 SO-DIMM memory, 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet, up to six USB 2.0 ports and up to two SATA devices plus one IDE.

VIA Technologies Fremont, CA. (510) 683-3300. [].