VIA annuncia il nuovo Southbridge VT8237
VIA Technologies annuncia oggi l'introduzione del nuovo southbridge VT8237 la cui caratteristica principale è l'integrazione del controller Serial ATA/RAID per i nuovi hard disk con questa interfaccia. Ulteriori informazioni sul nuovo Southbridge potranno essere trovate a questo indirizzo.
"Taipei, Taiwan, 2 July 2003 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the introduction of the advanced new VIA VT8237 South Bridge, which can be coupled with the complete range of VIA core logic North Bridges for ultimate performance and connectivity across the full spectrum of Intel®, AMD and VIA processor platforms. Featuring the worlds first integrated multi-configuration Serial ATA/RAID controller, the VIA VT8237 will be key to driving the Serial ATA hard disk drive technology mainstream and facilitating the performance and data integrity benefits of RAID across a wider platform.
Serial ATA will be very important for the PC industry, as it will have a huge impact in terms of hard drive performance and platform and system level design innovation,said Richard Brown, Associate Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. The sophisticated integration of both this and multi-configuration Serial RAID within the advanced VIA DriveStation Controller Suite of the VT8237 brings these key technologies to the mainstream at minimal extra cost, ensuring their much wider and much more rapid adoption by the market.
The VIA VT8237 has been designed from the ground up to meet the increasing demands of todays software while providing all the necessary headroom for the data-intensive applications of tomorrow. Previously confined to niche enterprise and enthusiast segments, the VT8237 brings to the mainstream for the first time the latest high performance storage technologies, Serial ATA and RAID, as well as a host of connectivity features such as USB 2.0 and 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet, as well as the Ultra V-Link chipset interconnect with over 1GB/s of bandwidth.
The VIA VT8237 extends the boundaries of South Bridge connectivity and multimedia technology, providing rich I/O functionality across the board of processor platforms for complete flexibility and scalability for our motherboard partners,said Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. At the same time, our V-MAP pin-compatibility with the previous well-established generation of VIA South Bridges slashes product development costs and cycles, enabling a much faster time to market and giving our customers that all-important competitive edge.
The VIA VT8237 comprises four distinct application segments: the new VIA DriveStation" Controller Suite with the first native support for Serial ATA RAID, the VIA Advanced Connectivity Suite that includes support for eight USB 2.0 ports, the VIA Vinyl" Multi-channel Audio Suite for superlative onboard sound, and the VIA Modular Architecture Platform (V-MAP) providing maximum flexibility to motherboard manufacturers."