Steatite Introduces the VIA VB8004 Mini-ITX Board

Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 06, 2011 -- The VIA VB8004 Mini-ITX board combines a choice of 1.2GHz and 1.6GHz VIA Nano processors and the VIA VX900 media system processor, providing a high performance and highly scalable solution for advanced digital signage and gaming systems.

Key Features:

• Integrated VIA Chrome9™ HC DX9 3D/2D graphics with VC1, MPEG-2, WMV9 and H.264 decoding acceleration
• Supports high-bandwidth DDR3 memory, up to 4GB
• Supports two SATA hard drives
• Supports one Gigabit Ethernet
• Supports six USB 2.0 ports
• Supports two COM ports
• Accepts DC power input
• Expansion I/O connector for one 4-lane PCIe, one 1-lane PCIe and one USB
• Supports one DVI-I port, one HDMI port and one single channel 24-bit LVDS panel connector

The VIA VB8004 Mini-ITX board features a comprehensive array of on-board I/O, including one HDMI port, one DVI port, a one channel 24-bit LVDS, one GigaLAN port, six USB 2.0 ports, and support two SATA hard drives and high-bandwidth DDR3 memory, up to 4GB . The VIA VX900 MSP features the high performance VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video processor, offering advanced filtering and cutting edge-processing to perform ultra smooth decoding of MPEG-4/AVC, H.264, MPEG-2, WMV-HD, and AVS video for Blu-ray content, bringing rich 1080p HD video content to life for advanced digital signage and gaming applications.

In addition to providing native support for dual-displays, the VIA VB8004 Mini-ITX mainboard can also be easily upgraded to support four displays using an additional VIA S3 5400E graphics module, providing developers the widest possible variety of multi-display configurations, including HDMI, LVDS, and DVI technologies.

The VB8004-A adds in the VIA S3 5400E dedicated graphics module, a daughter card specially designed to provide advanced multimedia capabilities for next-generation embedded applications and is the best-in-class energy efficient DX10.1 GPU on the market today.

The S3 5400E dedicated graphics module supports DX10.1, Shader Model 4.1, OpenGL 3.1, and OpenCL 1.0, and a host of video playback technologies for stunningly smooth HD playback at resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels. It offers an excellent blend of graphics functionality, performance, power, longevity and stability for reliable, high quality embedded graphics solutions.

For further information, call 01527 512405 or email

About Steatite

Steatite Limited is a group company of Solid State PLC. Steatite is divided into product divisions: Wordsworth Technology, Steatite Rugged systems Steatite Battery and Steatite Embedded, together offering a range of complementary products and systems that range from, industrial computer equipment, batteries, components, timing and frequency products, embedded solutions, and a full range of rugged notebook computers and PDAs.

In addition, Steatite has specialist industry skills in Oil and Gas, Oceanography, Satellite systems, Telecommunications, Medical, Government, Security and Military applications. Dedicated in-house teams support customers by designing, building and supplying the most advanced range of components and systems tailored to their application needs supported by the reassurance of first class quality standards.

Based in Redditch, Worcestershire, UK, Steatite employs over 50 people. For more information visit the Steatite web site at:

Contact details for editorial enquiries:
Debbie Reed
Steatite Limited, Acanthus Road, Ravensbank Business park, Redditch, B98 9EX
Tel: +44 (0)1527 512400

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Press Release Submitted On: June 06, 2011 at 6:23 am
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