Category: Blog

At a Freescale developer event in Taiwan

Here at VIA we like to learn from others, and our ecosystem is full of very successful examples we can learn from. Just like we were very happy to see RaspberryPi in Taiwan recently, this week we’ve joined the “Designing …

Onboard connector: PCI Express Mini Card

I’ve been converting a lot of our boards’ documentation from PDF to web accessible form. It is a very hands on project, and I have a better feel for the hardware options available. One of the parts I’ve discovered to be …

Smart Garden Showcase

The VIA Smart Garden is a small Springboard controlled garden, that was developed as a automation demo. It was was mentioned on this blog before, though very briefly. Later this month, along other VIA products, the Smart Garden will visit the Embedded Systems Expo …

Enabling Arch Linux ARM on Springboard

Arch Linux is my favorite Linux distribution of the half the dozen I’ve used. It has cutting edge packages, a rolling release (instead of fixed releases it keeps everything always up to date), the best package manager I’ve seen …

A new Android in the VAB family

  Springboard (VAB-600) isn’t the only ARM board in the VAB lineup that supports Android. Its “brother”, the VAB-820, just got it’s own, brand new Android Evaluation Package. VAB 600 connects the multimedia capabilities and flexible I/O connectivity .It has …

A survey of ARM operating systems

A piece of hardware without the software to run on it does not do much good. I can have the best piece of computing equipment if there’s no operating system to boot it. The periodic updates to the …

Maker Club: The Thermal Printer Photobooth

The VIA Maker Club has already been featured on this blog, and I had the chance to meet some of the members when they came to visit the Taipei Hackerspace back in December of last year to demo their Smart Garden project. Now …

Benching the mark, step one

HWBot is a very active overclocking community, based just nearby to the Springboard HQ in Taipei. For years they were promoting desktop performance testing. At their intro event at the Taipei Hackerspace a few months ago they made a very convincing …

Hi, I’m new here

  This entry was posted on April 12, 2014 by Gergely Imreh. Hi, I’m Greg, and this is my first week here at VIA. While I was waiting for my regular office computer to arrive, spent some time thinking …

VIA Partners with Mozilla

VIA Partners with Mozilla on the development of Firefox OS If you’re interested in developing new connected devices using Firefox OS, you might want to check out our APC. Announcement was given by VIA to have an official …