VIA Technologies introduced the EPIA-M850 Mini-ITX board for multimedia embedded devices. The EPIA-M850 features a 64-bit VIA Nano E-Series processor, VIA VX900 media system processor, up to 8GB of DDR3 system memory, and the VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video processor. The VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video engine offers hardware acceleration for the latest VC1, H.264, MPEG-2 and WMV9 HD formats at screen resolutions of up to 1080p without affecting CPU load. The VIA EPIA-M850 is ideal for HD-intensive, commercial multimedia-centric devices.
The Chrome 5000E-based S3 Graphics Chrome eH1 is a fanless, ultra low power graphics for embedded systems. The S3 Graphics Chrome eH1 is ideal for harsh environments and industrial grade systems. It features extreme reliability and longevity, DX10.1 3D graphics, HD video decoding, and a range of display connectivity options including DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, and CRT.
Broadcom’s Crystal HD technology will be available to OEMs working on video playback on the new Intel Atom processor platform for netbooks. The Broadcom BCM70015 Crystal HD solution will be offered as an option for OEMs designing netbooks using the Intel Atom processor N450 and Intel NM10 Express chipset platform. Crystal HD technology provides netbook users with a rich multimedia experience by enabling cost effective, quality playback of multi-format, high definition (HD) video. Crystal HD will be featured on 2010 netbook platforms from top-tier OEMs such as Asus, Dell and Samsung.
The MS7724 is the first product in the Renesas Multimedia Solution line of system development Linux platforms. Each features an SH-Mobile R Series application processor; provides enhanced functionality, reduced cost, and greater compactness than previous evaluation and development boards; and includes Linux software necessary for system development in a single package. The first product to be released is the MS7724 platform for the SH-Mobile R2R (SH7724). Shipments began last month in Japan.
MontaVista Software announced new Market Specific Distributions (MSDs) for MontaVista Linux 6. The new MSDs offer support for industrial automation, automotive, Android, portable multimedia devices, and multicore networking applications. All the new MSDs will be available this quarter and support processors from Cavium, Freescale, Intel, and Texas Instruments. Current roadmap calls for similar market focused releases each quarter.