VIA Technologies has announced the VIA EPIA LT-Series Mini-ITX mainboard based on the VIA CX700 system media processor.
Powered by the highly efficient 1,5GHz or fanless 1GHz VIA C7 processor, the VIA EPIA LT has a maximum operating power consumption of less than 20 watts.

The VIA EPIA LT mainboard incorporates a number of innovative features for the fast-growing x86-based embedded market, such as greater device performance, clearer definition video and storage technologies, and a full feature I/O set including two LAN ports and native support for two LVDS panels, four COM ports, a PCI slot and up to six USB 2.0 ports. Project-based customers also have the option of a VIA CX700M2 version with added TV-out functionality.
“We’re very excited about the versatility and connectivity that this new board offers our customers,” says Daniel Wu, assistant vice-president: VIA platform solutions division at VIA Technologies.
“While designed primarily for key embedded applications such as high end Point of Sales and digital signage systems, the power of the VIA UniChrome Pro II integrated graphics readily enables the LT-Series boards to be utilised for a wide range of networked multimedia applications.”
The VIA EPIA LT-Series Mini-ITX Mainboard boasts VIA’s ultra low power consumption VIA C7 processors at 1.5GHz and fanless 1GHz, the VIA EPIA LT-Series platform provides exceptional performance per watt and a feature set that creates high standards in connectivity. Supporting up to 1GB of 533MHz DDR2 memory, the VIA CX700 drives a plethora of connection options including dual LVDS support and two 10/100 fast Ethernet modules, with a Gigabit option, 2 SATA connectors and up to 6 USB2.0 ports.
A complete digital multimedia experience is guaranteed with VIA UniChrome Pro II IGP, featuring MPEG-2 video decoding acceleration and 2D/3D graphics, plus a built-in HDTV encoder up to 1080i for MPEG-2 HD DVD playback, while the VIA Vinyl Multi-channel HD audio chip also provides an exceptional listening experience.
Additionally, the boards will support the forthcoming MFX module for greater system security, energy efficiency and data protection, featuring key storage, wake-up and event logging functions.