VIA Announces the Upcoming Release of VAB-800 Motherboard

VIA Technologies Inc., a global manufacturer of power-efficient processor platforms, has recently announced the release of its peculiar motherboard, codenamed VAB-800. The major peculiarity of these motherboards is that they will be delivered in two variants: with chips of VIA personal production, WonderMedia (800 MHz), and with Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 1 GHz chips. The volume capacities of DDR3 memory in either variant will equal to 1 GB. VAB-800 is developed in piro-ITX form-factor but is also compatible with blocks of ATX form-factor.

Motherboard VAB-800 accommodates flash-memory of eMMC type with the integrated SATA 3 Gbit/sec sockets. The total volume capacity of flash-memory equals to 64 GB. This model can boast a large number of internal sockets, including a couple of RS-232, two LVDS (to enable the connection with the up-to-date monitors), SATA, JTAG, SDIO, RTC, and a slot for the activation of the external power supply.

The manufacturer has taken care of the …

Treelogic TL-7008BGF AV Glonass to Satisfy any Driver

The majority of contemporary drivers can’t imagine their routine movement without GPS-navigators. Those devices enable not only the trailing of the most suitable route, but also the estimation of the drive time with consideration of various conditions. GPS-navigator developers try to amaze the potential customers by ever advanced models with multifarious functions. Treelogic TL-7008BGF AV Glonass is considered to be more than a usual navigator. This is rather a multifunctional device with high-end processor and diverse multimedia options. Developers of this model tried to include all options necessary as for long-distance drives so for routine urban traffic.

First of all, Treelogic TL-7008BGF AV Glonass has an integrated Bluetooth module; it enables the connection of the navigator with the cellular phone. In its turn, such type of connection sets the platform for the possibility to use the navigator as the data set for Internet connection. Such connectivity allows automatic …

Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.

This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.

To continue, Asus is one …
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