The Right Robotics Development
||With our highly acclaimed VIA EPIA
Mini-ITX mainboard series, VIA is able to offer
an unrivaled range of highly integrated, low power,
x86 platforms that are ideal for robotics designs.
Available in a variety of processor speeds of up
to 1GHz and packing in full set of advanced connectivity
and digital media features, VIA EPIA Mini-ITX platforms
deliver proven performance and functionality on
a tiny, low power 17cm x 17cm footprint that can
be integrated into highly compact enclosures.
The native x86 environment of the VIA EPIA Mini-ITX
also provides a mature software development platform
for both Microsoft Windows® and a variety of Linux operating
systems, enabling the rapid and affordable implementation
of new robotics applications. The VIA EPIA Mini-ITX
also has an aggressive roadmap of new products, which
include features such as dual LAN support, integrated
compact flash and Card Bus, higher processing speeds
and lower power and fan requirements. The rapidly evolving
feature set of the VIA EPIA Mini-ITX will continue to
expand the range of options and platforms suited for
different autonomous vehicle and robotics applications.
Read a robotics focused review of the VIA EPIA M10000
Mini-ITX mainboard at Robots.net.
Microsoft Robotics Studio
As part of VIA's cross platform application, VIA also supports Microsoft Robotics Studio, a window-based environment launched in 2006 for academic, hobbyist and commercial developers. Together with VIA EPIA mainboards, Microsoft Robotics Studio provides a convenient platform for robotics designers to easily create robotics applications.