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VIA 'Luke' CoreFusion Processing Platform

The new VIA 'Luke' CoreFusion Processing Platform integrates the latest generation VIA Eden-N™ processor with the VIA CN400 North Bridge in a single, low power package that significantly reduces the board real estate required for integrating a full complement of high performance x86 computing, connecting and digital media playback and recording capabilities.

Utilizing up to 15% less board space than competitive solutions and with highly efficient heat dissipation, VIA CoreFusion is the ideal cost effective solution to speed up time to market for developers of low profile and highly integrated embedded devices. PC functionality and connectivity from traditionally single function devices.

In addition to the integrated S3 Graphics Chrome® Pro IGP, featuring a 2D/3D AGP8X graphics core with integrated MPEG-2 decoding and MPEG-4 acceleration for smooth digital video playback, the VIA 'Luke' CoreFusion processing platform also features support for high bandwidth DDR 333/400 memory, motion compensation and DuoView for the latest multiple format flat panel display devices.

The VIA 'Luke' CoreFusion Processing Platform can be coupled with a choice of the VIA VT8235M, the VIA VT8237R Plus or the upcoming VT8251 (PCI Express) south bridges that provide support for such advanced connectivity and digital media features as Fast Ethernet, USB 2.0, ATA-133, Serial ATA, and six-channel surround sound.


Key Features of VIA 'Luke' CoreFusion Processing Platform

Rich Integration
Highly integrated processing and digital media corelogic combination delivers leading performance in a single, power-efficient, space-saving package

S3 Graphics Chrome® Pro Graphics Core
With an internal data flow equivalent to what is available to the latest AGP 8X graphics cards, Chrome® Pro has separate 128-bit data path between the North Bridge for pixel data flow and texture/command access. Separate 128-bit 2D and 3D graphics engines ensure optimal performance for all multimedia, entertainment, and productivity applications.

Flawless Digital Media Playback
Chrome® Pro includes native support for the most popular digital video and audio playback through hardware MPEG-2/-4 acceleration and acclaimed VIA Vinyl Audio suite, delivering spectacular playback for entertainment devices.

Maximum Display Flexibility
Chrome® Pro with its optimized shared memory architecture and high definition video support through the Chromotion CE Video Display Engine, offers a breathtaking visual experience for the latest HDTV format displays. Support for LVDS and DVI interfaces enables complete flexibility for integration into a wide range of embedded and personal electronics applications

Native Serial ATA/Raid
The VIA DriveStaion™ Controller Suite with native dual channel Serial ATA/RAID controller provides direct support for two 150MB/s Serial ATA devices and the SATAlite™ interface expands support for two additional SATA devices. The V-RAID controller features native RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0=1 and JBOD support, ensuring optimum data integrity and system performance. The user-friendly V-RAID software interface enables easy disk array configuration and management.


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