Electronic Design

COM Module Sports Credit-Card Sized Footprint

VIA-Tech-AMeasuring just 84 x 55 mm, the VIA COMe-8X91 from VIA Technologies combines an 800 MHz VIA EdenTM X2 dual core processor and the VIA VX900 media system processor (MSP) to provide a ruggedized, ultra compact solution for  medical, advanced gaming, test and measurement, industrial (machine vision systems) and military applications. Based on the industry standard Computer-on-Module (COM) Express Mini form factor, the VIA COMe-8X91 supports the latest connectivity standards including 18/24-bit single-channel LVDS and either one displayport or one HDMI port (without HDCP). Onboard I/O includes two SATA II ports, one GigaLAN port, eight USB 2.0 ports shared with one USB client port, one HD audio digital interface and two serial ports. System memory includes 1GB of onboard DDR3. In addition, VIA offers a comprehensive starter kit, including a multi-I/O carrier board reference design, board support packages (BSPs), display, system monitoring tools/SDKs, and design guide, enabling industrial PC and OEM customers to rapidly customize their solutions.


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