Taipei, Monday, September 15, 2014 13:10 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy/windy
Taipei
35°C
VIA hopes to create NetNote segment between netbooks and notebooks
Press release, September 18; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 21 September 2009]

VIA Technologies has announced a new mobile computing device category, NetNote, that combines the company's Surfboard motherboard along with turnkey system design.

NetNote, a new market segment VIA hopes to create positioned between netbooks and traditional notebooks, combines the portability and affordability of a netbook with functionality and entertainment capabilities of a notebook in a light, high performance clamshell mobile device with long battery life, screen sizes between 10.2- to 12.1-inch, and support for playback of high bit-rate 1080p HD video, said VIA.

Combining the VIA VX855 media system processor with a choice of VIA C7-M ULV or VIA Nano processors, two new VIA Surfboard NetNote Edition platforms are available, enabling system designers the opportunity to create high-quality, energy-efficient and feature-rich solutions for manufacturing NetNote devices, said VIA.

Along with support for hardware acceleration of a variety of video standards including H.264, MPEG-2/4, VC-1 and WMV9, NetNotes come with features including an optional HDMI port and a choice of integrated 3G connectivity modules.

VIA Surfboard NetNote turnkey platform specifications

Platform name

VIA VT6552

VIA VT6549

Processor

VIA C7-M ULV 800MHz FSB or VIA Nano 800MHz FSB

Chipset

VIA VX855 Media System processor

Display resolution

Internal resolutions: up to 1366 x 768 pixels

External resolutions: up to 1920 x 1440 pixels

Graphics

VIA Chrome9 HCM IGP with memory share architecture, up to 512MB

Memory support

One SO-DIMM socket, support DDR2 667/800 up to 2GB

Audio codec

VIA Vinyl VT1702S

Ethernet

VIA Rhine VT6107 10/100Mb

Embedded controller

ITE8502E

Card reader

Genesys GL827S

ITE IT1337E

PATA to SATA

Sunplus SPIF223B

Marvell 88SA8052-TBC2

Clock generator

IDT ICS9UM701AKLF-T

USB extension

USB hub (option)

Battery

24.4Wh(3S1P) / 10.8V (3.6V x 2.2AH x 3 cells) Default

48.8Wh (3S2P) /10.8V (3.6V x 2.2AH x 6 cells)

DC jack

AC 110~240V, DC 20V@40W

Audio jack

Mic-In, HP-Out

VGA output

D-sub VGA Output

USB port

2 ports

LAN jack

RJ45

LVDS

Yes

Yes

Mini-PCIE

2 sockets with USB interface only

SIM card

Yes

Yes

Sources: VIA, compiled by Digitimes, September 2009

VIA Surfboard NetNote Turnkey platform

VIA Surfboard NetNote Turnkey platform
Photo: Company

Realtime news
  • Taiwan solar cell makers hesitate about setting up production lines abroad

    Green energy | 1h 58min ago

  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom sets iPhone 6 contract-bundled pricing

    Mobile + telecom | 2h 10min ago

  • Flexible PCB suppliers to see significant revenue growth in September

    Bits + chips | 2h 32min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
MSI X99S GAMING 9 AC
DIGITIMES Marketing Services
DIGITIMES Translation Services
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.