Electronic Design

Chip Set Fits Ultra-Portables

VIA's VX700 integrates north-and south-bridge functionality to support the company's latest C7 x86-compatible processor with a 533-Mbyte/s front-side bus. The combination suits Ultra Mobile PCs.

The VX700 includes the UniChrome Pro II IGP core with 128-bit 2D/3D graphics support with connections to LVDS/DVI as well as VGA and HDTV and the Vinyl HD Audio controller. The Chromotion Video Engine's image enhancement technology delivers video acceleration for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and WMV9. The chip also supports video capture and dual monitors.

Expansion support includes two SATA II and two PATA interfaces, six USB 2.0 ports, and up to four PCI slots. The unified memory architecture support can handle 400-MHz DDR and 533-MHz DDR2 32- and 64-bit memory with capacities up to 4 Gbytes. The 35- by 35-mm, RoHS-compliant chip consumes only 3.5 W. It costs $35.
www.via.com.tw

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