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 with Freescale” developer event in Hsinchu. Freescale developer event in Hsinchu, Taiwan Hsinchu is probably a very good…

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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 potentially quite interesting is the onboard PCI Express Mini Card slot on the VAB-600 (as well as…

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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 & Conference in Japan. This is a good opportunity to take another look at the project and and…

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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 (pacman), an amazing community & wiki — and also ARM support. This last point does matters for Springboard…

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  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 various range of temperature and consumes low power and gives the solution which is versatile and…

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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 architecture will be released by the ARM Holdings.ARM operating system is mostly used instruction set and it…

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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 that I have joined VIA, I was eager to establish some credibility for myself in this very much…

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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 case for the overclocking community driving stability and quality improvements in the desktop computing, forcing companies to…

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  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 about Springboard, since I will be focusing on that a lot. Instead of just sitting around, decided…

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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 partnership with the Mozilla to give its full support and to develop the Firefox OS to the…

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