Via Launches Graphics Card Dedicated To Embedded Apps

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The Via eH1 is a low-profile PCI Express add-in-board product which offers multistream 1080p HD video decoding and stereoscopic 3D rendering capability. Applications that can run the Via eH1 include digital signage, advertising, POS, POI, gaming and multi-display viewing.

The Via eH1 features the power-efficient S3 Chrome 5400E GPU, a 64-bit discrete graphics solution that comes with 512MB of DDR3 memory. Samples of the Via eH1 are now available on request from Via's Web site, and the card comes with a three-year product guarantee.

In addition to being DX10.1 compliant, the Via eH1 is compatible with any system with a PCI Express slot. The card is also compatible with a number of Via EPIA board products.

"The Via eH1 hits a real sweet spot for the embedded industry as a whole," said Daniel Wu, vice president of Via Technologies' Embedded Platform Division, in a statement. "Offering technologies like DX10.1, OpenGL/CL, plus multi-channel HD video playback on an extremely low power AIB will excite system integrators who want to bring the latest features to existing platforms."

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Last week, Via Technologies announced that Simmtronics Semiconductors is now Via's exclusive manufacturing and distribution partner for Via pc-1 mainboards in several countries, including India.