The Polywell Infotainment Server reference
design incorporates many of the VIA building block technologies
that characterize the compact yet highly integrated specification
of our platform solutions.
VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard (VIA
At the heart of the Polywell Infotainment Server reference
design is the VIA VT6026B, one of VIA's small, ultra-compact,
native x86 EPIA Mini-ITX mainboards. Measuring just 17cm
x 17cm, the highly integrated mainboard is feature-rich,
providing graphics and audio support, advanced Ethernet
and wireless connectivity for home networking and rich I/O
integration for multiple high-speed peripheral connections.
The VIA EPIA Mini-ITX mainboard, designed
for small form factor applications is the key platform for
building digitally intelligent entertainment devices for
the living room as it meets the technical, ergonomic and
aesthetic requirements of this demanding market, containing
technology that offers enormous flexibility, yet affordable
enough to form the basis of a whole range of connected digital
VIA C3™ and VIA Eden ESP7000 processors
The VIA VT6026B offers system builders and integrator a
choice between the low power VIA C3™ for more demanding
digital multimedia applications or fanless VIA Eden™ ESP7000
processors with "Nehemiah" core integration. Based
on the advanced CoolStream™ architecture, the VIA C3 and
VIA Eden ESP7000 deliver improved performance for running
digital media applications with reduced power consumption
and effective heat dissipation. This provides the ideal
solution for powering a wide variety of low profile, small
form factor entertainment devices and enables low noise
designs for the emerging new generation of living room digital
media entertainment devices.
VIA CLE266 North Bridge
The VIA VT6026B mainboard reference design features the
VIA CLE266 chipset with a fully integrated video processing
set, integrated UniChrome™ 2D/3D graphics engine and an
ultra efficient VIA DDR memory controller. The VIA CLE266
North Bridge supports flawless DVD playback of 30fps from
its integrated hardware MPEG-2 decoder with video scaling
for high quality DVD acceleration. In addition, it also
supports Alpha Blending, CRT, LCD or TV dual display technology,
two Video Capture ports and Picture in Picture functionality
for multi-channel capability.
Rich I/O Connectivity and Additional
Ethernet capability and wireless support enables home networking,
while USB2.0 and IEEE 1394 (Firewire) provides high-speed
connectivity to bandwidth-hungry peripherals such as digital
cameras and digital video cameras. In addition, S/PDIF In
and S/PDIF Out and a card reader allow connectivity to multi-channel
speakers and a wide range of smartcards. The native x86
compatibility ensures that the Polywell Infotainment Server
runs a complete range of Microsoft® Windows® 2K/ME/XP and
a variety of Linux-based operating systems.
The uniqueness of the VIA Infotainment Reference
Design lies in the combination of enhanced performance with
the unbeatable range of audio and video format support and
the expansive connectivity options that perfectly fit consumers'
requirements for entertainment options.