Feeds

VIA preps UMPC-friendly chipset

VX700 fits on one chip

Intelligent flash storage arrays

VIA is gearing up to ship a single-chip chipset aimed at ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) at the end of Q3, the company said yesterday. The part will be used in the upcoming DualCor device, it said.

The VX700 measures 3.5 x 3.5cm but packs in a UniChrome Pro II graphics core with MPEG 2, MPEG 4 and WMV 9 hardware-accelerated video decoding. VIa said the chipset can do display rotation and has LVDS and DVI transmitter circuitry to support a built-in LCD or and external monitor. It also has HDTV connectivity

via vx700 chipset diagram

The part connects to a VIA C7-M or C7-M ULV processor across a 400MHz or 533MHz frontside bus, linking the CPU through to 333MHz or 400MHz DDR SDRAM, or 333, 400 or 533MHz DDR 2 memory.

It can host up to six USB ports, four PCI slots, two SATA or two SATA II devices, and up to to parallel ATA units. It also has eight-channel HD audio on board.

VIA said the VX700 is expected to be available in volume quantities "later in Q3". ®

Related review

Samsung Q1 UMPC

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.