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VIA Web Pad Reference Design - Work or Play, Stay Connected

The VIA Web Pad reference design is a stylish wireless mobile device with full Internet browsing capability and the power to run all the most common productivity applications. Using Wi-Fi (802.11b) wireless LAN technology,the VIA Web Pad reference design enables you to connect anywhere in the home and many public places with Wi-Fi server access, such as hotels and airports.

This highly portable device has a touch screen with electro-magnetic properties for data entry by touch, a built-in mouse function or the digital pen that clips conveniently to the back of the module, and intelligent word recognition technology. For those who prefer a keyboard, the technology is in place to work with a USB-enabled or an infra-red keyboard.

Whether at work or at leisure, the VIA Web Pad reference design gives you the freedom to complete a business presentation on the plane, to do your schoolwork on the bus, or view your latest electronic photographs anywhere in the home, and check e-mail with ease. The VIA Web Pad reference design makes mobile computing and entertainment a reality!


Features and Benefits
Stylish, Slimline Design
The VIA Web Pad reference design is a smart accessory for the person on the go, providing complete mobility of entertainment in a sleek silver casing. Full entertainment, Internet and common productivity applications are enabled in this handy-sized, portable module.

Ease of Use
The advanced touch screen monitor means you can 'click' on icons simply by tapping the screen or by using the built-in mouse function. The screen is also enabled for data entry using the digital pen, with enhanced word recognition to interpret handwriting. This level of highly intuitive data entry lends the VIA Web Pad reference design the functionality of a computer with the size and feel of a notepad.

Ultra low power consumption
The VIA C3® E-series embedded EBGA processor is manufactured using the smallest die size in the industry, providing the coolest running processor with a reduced system power requirement, which in turn significantly extends battery life.

Strong multimedia performance
Integrated AGP graphics and audio provide a high quality multimedia performance, enhancing Internet and entertainment applications and providing a visually appealing interface.


VIA Apollo 2000 Mainboard Design Specification Overview

Feature
Description
Processor and Core Logic
Integrated VIA C3 Processor and North BridgeVIA Apollo VT8231 South Bridge

» VIA C3® processor up to 800MHz
» Internal L1 128KB and L2 64KB cache memory
Main Memory » Onboard 32MB/64MB PC100/133 SDRAM
» Expandable up to 512 MB PC100/133 SDRAM
» Support 1 expansion S.O.DIMM Socket
Display » LCD 8.4"/10.4" TFT (SFGA) with Touch Screen
» LCD brightness adjustable
» TV-Out support
Graphics » Integrated S3 Savage 4 Graphics AGP4X core with 2D/3D Graphics Acceleration
» 32-bit AGP Bus VGA Architecture
Storage (ATA) » Two ATA 33/66/100 IDE connectors
» 8/16/32MB DOM or standard 2.5"/3.5" HDD
Storage (Flash) DOC Flash memory (8MB ~ 32MB) on board
Audio System » VIA VT1612A AC'97 Codec
» Integrated Software Audio in South Bridge
» 3 Audio Jacks: Line-Out, Line-In and Microphone-In
» Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro Compatible
» Digital I/O compatible with consumer mode S/PDIF
Digital TV Out » VIA VT1621
» Integrated Macro Vision 7.1
» High quality scaling and filtering
» S-Video or Composite video output
» Support NTSC/PAL TV
I/O Ports
» Integrated Super I/O Controller
» Two Audio Jacks - Line-out and Mic-in
» Two USB ports
» One 15-pin External Monitor Connector¬∑
» Two 16-pin Port Replicator¬∑
» One S/PDIF out (optional and multiplex with RCA TV out)
» One RJ45 port
» One RJ11 Port (support for one HPNA or Fax/Modem)
» One FIR Port (IrDA 1.1 compliant, SIR/FIR/ASKIR)
» CIR Controller: Forward Customize IC (PS/2 compatible)
» CIR Module: Kodenshi PIC-37043LM
» FIR Module: HP HSDL-3600
Other Optional Modules

» Bluetooth Controller (PCMCIA or onboard)
» Port Replicator (Cradle)
» Integrated Home PNA Link Controller
» Fax/Modem Module
» GPS Module (PCMCIA or onboard)
» Car adapter

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