Mobile-ITX

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A Mobile-ITX CPU module with an IO-board

Mobile-ITX is the smallest (by 2009) x86 compliant motherboard form factor presented by VIA Technologies in December, 2009. The motherboard size (CPU module) is 60 × 60 mm (2.4 × 2.4 in).[1] There are no computer ports on the CPU module and it is necessary to use an I/O carrier board. The design is intended for medical, transportation and military embedded markets.

History[edit]

ITX motherboard form factor comparison

The Mobile-ITX form factor was announced by VIA Technologies at Computex in June, 2007. The motherboard size of first prototypes was 75 × 45 mm (3.0 × 1.8 in).[2] The design was intended for ultra-mobile computing such as a smartphone or UMPC.

The prototype boards shown to date include a x86-compliant 1 GHz VIA C7-M processor, 256 or 512 megabytes of RAM, a modified version of the VIA CX700 chipset (called the CX700S),[3] an interface for a cellular radio module (demonstration boards contain a CDMA radio), a DC-DC electrical converter, and various connecting interfaces.

At the announcement, an ultra-mobile PC reference design was shown running Windows XP Embedded.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "VIA Mobile-ITX Brings Further Miniaturization and Greater Flexibility to Embedded Devices". VIA Technologies, Inc. 2009-12-01. Archived from the original on 2009-12-05.
  2. ^ "VTF2007: VIA Mobile-ITX Mainboard Will Expedite PC2.0 Transition". Taipei, Taiwan: VIA Technologies, Inc. 2007-06-06. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  3. ^ "Mini-ITX, Nano-ITX and Pico-ITX related news - VTF 2007 - Next Stop: Mobile-ITX". Archived from the original on 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
  4. ^ YouTube - Computex 2007 - Mobile-ITX Demo

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