VIA Technologies, Inc. (Taiwan) – VIA Technologies, Inc., announced the it will debut its new VIA VTS-8589 OPS board at the 2017 Embedded World Exhibition and Conference being held this March 14-16 in Nuremberg, Germany. The VIA booth is located #2-551 in Hall 2 of the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.
Compliant with Intel’s Open Pluggable Specification (OPS), the VIA VTS-8589 can be installed into OPS-compatible displays without the need for additional power, connectivity, or real estate. To speed up testing and development time, the board can be paired with the VTS-8592 OPS I/O card, which includes an HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, an audio jack, and reset and power buttons. Chassis design services to create a complete OPS module are also available.
“Providing a seamless upgrade path for OPS-compatible displays, the VIA VTS-8589 offers even greater flexibility to our digital signage portfolio,” said Richard Brown, VP International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “With its highly-integrated low power design, the board delivers all the performance, functionality, and reliability required for even the most demanding digital signage applications.”
Powered by a choice of 1.0GHz NXP i.MX 6QuadPlus or 1.0GHz NXP i.MX 6Quad Cortex-A9 SoCs, the VIA VTS-8589 delivers a rich array of multimedia, I/O, and connectivity features in an ultra-compact form factor. These features include 8GB eMMC Flash memory, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, onboard Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, a Micro SD card slot, and two USB 2.0 ports. The OPS connector includes signals for 1 HDMI, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 UART, GPIO, audio and 12~19V power.
The VIA VTS-8589 features a Linux BSP that includes the modifications and user guide to create a system image, including kernel (4.1.15) and bootloader source codes for the NXP i.MX 6QuadPlus SoC or kernel (3.10.53) and bootloader source codes for the NXP i.MX 6Quad SoC. The BSP has been designed to enable modern HTML5-based digital signage applications, and includes hardware-accelerated video decoding in the Chromium browser. Further software customization services are also available upon request.
In addition to the VIA VTS-8589, VIA will show a broad spectrum of commercial-grade systems, HMI starter kits, and IoT acceleration platforms that can be rapidly customized for in-vehicle and in-station applications at its booth at Embedded World.