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Pico-ITX SBC debuts Via Cortex-A9 SoC

Via unveiled a Pico-ITX SBC for Android-based signage and HMI apps, featuring a new 1GHz, dual-core Via Elite E1000 Cortex-A9 SoC and HDMI input/output.

he VAB-1000 Pico-ITX single board computer debuts the Via Elite E1000, which appears to be the first ARM-based Via Technologies system-on-chip developed in-house instead of designed by its Wondermedia subsidiary. It’s not, however, the company’s first ARM-based VAB Pico-ITX SBC. In October, Via announced a Springboard VAB-600 kit running on a single-core, 800MHz Cortex-A9 Wondermedia WM8950 SoC, and based on an earlier VAB-600 board. Also in October, Via announced the VAB-820, which taps the quad-core Freescale i.MX6.