VIA has just introduced a new small form factor board in the form of VIA VAB-800 Pico-ITX. What is interesting about this board is that it comes with an embedded ARM processor! Based on the industry standard 10 cm x 7.2 cm Pico-ITX form factor, the VIA VAB-800 Pico-ITX board offers a rich I/O set as well as support playback of 1080p videos.
Talking about its main feature, the VIA VAB-800 combines the choice of an 800MHz or a 1GHz Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 processor with two independent, fully integrated GPUs for a power efficient platform with a max TDP of a mere 5W. The two integrated GPUs provide support for dual independent displays along with 3D/2D graphics acceleration to deliver full HD playback support for the most demanding video formats in resolutions up to 1080p.
Rear I/O includes one Mini HDMI and one VGA display port, two USB ports and one 10/100 Ethernet port. On-board features include up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, support for one SATA port, two single channel LVDS display ports, two COM ports, CAN Bus, front pin headers for line-in/out and MIC-in, a further two USB 2.0 ports, an SDIO pin header and eight GPIOs.
The extremely ruggedized VIA VAB-800 Pico-ITX supports a wide operating temperature range from -20 to 70 degrees Celsius and is backed with a minimum seven years longevity support.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing of VIA VAB-800.