- VIA Launches CN400 Advanced Digital Media Chipset
VIA are of course playing the CeBIT game this year too, their CN400 announced today sports the integration of S3's UniChrome Pro IGP graphics core and is capable of MPEG-4 hardware decode support, as well as support for all of VIA's low power CPU's (ie. Eden, C3, and Antaur) along with a whole host of other features. One such nano-itx board of VIA's (also announced today) utilizes the new chipset and can be seen in more detail at VIAEmbedded, and XBit Labs. The "EPIA N-Series Nano-ITX" is also apparently the world's smallest standard x86 platform, providing a feature rich 12cm x 12cm solution. Full details on the new CN400 chipset at VIA's website.
CeBIT, Hannover, Germany, 19 March 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the introduction of the new VIA CN400 advanced digital media chipset, enabling the delivery of a compelling Hi-Def visual experience on the rapidly emerging new generation of smart digital entertainment devices such as PVRs, set top boxes, and media centers.
Integrating the S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro IGP graphics core, the VIA CN400 leverages the advanced hardware MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 acceleration features of the Chromotion CE Video Display Engine, as well as advanced video rendering techniques such as Adaptive De-interlacing and Video De-blocking, to deliver exceptional digital video playback and streaming capabilities in a wide variety of industry standard formats.