Embedded PC supports 3D display
Via Technologies has released a quad-core embedded PC with support for DirectX 11 and 3D stereoscopic displays, in its 17x17cm Mini-ITX form factor.
Called EPIA-M920, it is the first board to feature the firm’s VX11H media system processor (MSP).
Hardware acceleration is included for MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC1, WMV9, and H.264 HD formats at screen resolutions of up to 1080p.
“It provides the ideal platform for applications in healthcare, gaming, digital signage, and other vertical market segments,” claimed Via.
Computation comes from a 1.2GHz QuadCore-E processor, or the less powerful 1.0GHz Eden X2 dual core for fan-less operation.
Up to 16Gbyte of 1333MHz DDR3 memory is supported, along with HDMI, VGA and LVDS display connections.
Rear panel I/O includes dual Gigabit LAN ports (optional), two USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI ports, one VGA port, one COM port, two USB 2.0 ports and audio jacks for line-out/in/Mic-in.
On board pin headers provide support for two LVDS, one USB 3.0 port, an additional four USB 2.0 ports, two SATA ports, three RS-232 ports with 5v/12v support, Digital I/O, LPC, one SD port (SDHC/SDXC) and one PCIe x4 slot.
The board is also available with support for either ATX or DC-in power supplies.