EPIA-M850

  • High-performance 64-bit VIA Nano® E-Series processor
  • Hardware acceleration for VC1, H,264 and WMV9 HD video
  • On board HDMI and VGA ports, plus dual channel 24-bit LVDS
  • Support for up to 8GB of DDR3
  • Onboard PCIe x4 slot

Overview

VIA EPIA-M850 Mini-ITX Board

The VIA EPIA-M850 Mini-ITX board pairs the latest 64-bit VIA Nano® E-Series processor with the VIA VX900H media system processor creating the most complete platform for commercial embedded multimedia and media center devices.


Hardware

The VIA EPIA-M850 board features a choice of VIA Nano® E-Series processor, available in both 1.6GHz and fanless 1.2GHz SKUs. The VIA Nano® E-series leverages the VIA VX900H MSP to support up to 8GB of DDR3 system memory.
EPIA-M850-Overview
Rear panel I/O includes a Gigabit LAN port, PS/2 support, a HDMI port, a VGA port, four USB 2.0 ports, a serial port connector and three audio jacks. An on board a PCIe x4 slot is accompanied with pin headers providing dual channel 24-bit LVDS support (including backlight control), an additional three COM ports, a further four USB 2.0 ports and one USB device port, LPC support, Digital I/O, SPDIF out and an SMBus header.


The VIA VX900H features the latest ChromotionHD™ 2.0 video engine, boasting comprehensive hardware acceleration for the latest VC1, H.264, MPEG-2 and WMV9 HD formats at screen resolutions of up to 1080p without incurring a heavy CPU load. Display connectivity support includes onboard HDMI and VGA ports with pin headers for dual channel 24-bit LVDS.

Datasheet


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Get the PDF version of the EPIA-M850 datasheet, or browse the information below:

EPIA-M850 Specifications

Model NameEPIA-M850
Processor16L: 1.6GHz VIA Nano® E Series
12EL: 1.2GHz VIA Nano® E Series
16FL: 1.6GHz VIA Nano® E Series
ChipsetVIA VX900 Media System Processor
BiosAMI BIOS, SPI 4/8Mbit flash memory
System Memory2 x DDR3 1066/800 DIMM sockets up to 8GB memory size
VGAIntegrated VIA Chrome®9 HD DX9 3D/2D graphics with VC1, MPEG-2, WMV9 and H.264 decoding acceleration
Expansion Slot1 x PCIe x4 slot
Onboard LAN1 x VIA VT6130 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controller
Onboard LVDS1 x VIA VT1636 LVDS transmitter
Onboard AudioVIA VT1708S High Definition Audio Codec
Onboard I/O Connectors2 x USB pin headers for 4 USB 2.0 ports
1 x Front-panel audio pin header
1 x S/PDIF out connector
2 x Digital I/O pin headers (8 x GPI + 8 x GPO)
1 x KB/MS pin header
1 x LVDS connector (2-CH 24bit LVDS) - No LVDS for EPIA-M850-16FL SKU
3 x Serial port pin headers for COM ports
1 x LPC pin header
1 x SMBus pin header
1 x Front audio pin header
1 x SPI pin header
1 x ATX power connector
2 x SATA port connectors
2 x Smart Fan connectors for CPU and system fans
Back Panel I/O1 x PS2 KB/MS port
1 x VGA port
1 x Serial port
1 x HDMI port
1 x GigaLAN port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
3 x Audio phone jacks: Line-out, Line-in and Mic-in (Vertical type, Smart 5.1 support)
1 x TV connector (S-Video/Component/Composite) for EPIA-M850-16FL only
Operating SystemWindows® 7, XP, Windows® Embedded Standard, Windows® Embedded CE, Linux
System Monitoring & ManagementCPU voltage monitoring, System temperature reading Wake-on LAN, Keyboard Power-on, Timer Power-on, Watch Dog Timer, FAN speed detection, System power management, AC power failure recovery
Operating Temerpature0°C ~ 60°C
Operating Humidity0% ~ 95% (relative humidity; non-condensing)
Form FactorMini-ITX (17 cm x 17 cm, 6.7" x 6.7")

Downloads


EPIA-M850 BIOS / BIOS Flash Utility

SoftwareVersionDate
BIOSv1.042011 Dec 16
BIOS Flash Utility for DOSv1.054a2013 May 22

EPIA-M850 Software Downloads

SoftwareVersionDate
Windows® 7 64bit
Audiov8.500a2010 Jun 08
Ethernet1.36a2010 Apr 22
Hyperion Pro 4 in 1v3.20a2009 Nov 26
SATA1.00a2010 Nov 26
VGA24.13.01n2010 Sep 15
Windows® 7 32bit
Audiov8.500a2010 Jun 08
Ethernet1.36a2010 Apr 22
Hyperion Pro 4 in 1v3.20a2009 Nov 26
SATA1.00a2010 Nov 26
VGA24.13.01n2010 Sep 15
Windows® XP 32bit
Audiov8.500a2010 Jun 08
Ethernet1.67b2009 Jun 23
HD Audiov1.00a2010 Nov 26
Hyperion Pro 4 in 1v3.20a2009 Nov 26
SATA1.00a2010 Nov 26
USB 2.02.70a2005 Sep 27
VGAv20.14.01m2011 Jun 10
Windows® CE 6.0
AudioV1.3a2010 Dec 17
EthernetV1.632010 Dec 17
VGAV7.06.32.4112010 Dec 17
Windows® CE 5.0
AudioV1.5a2010 Dec 17
EthernetV1.632010 Dec 17
VGAV7.05.32.4112010 Dec 17

EPIA-M850 Documentation

DocumentVersionDate
Note of Recommend Player for Video Playback for VX9001.002010 Sep 20
Operating Guide1.052013 Jun 25
User's Manual1.072013 Jun 25

Ordering


EPIA-M850 Ordering Information

Model NameCPUDescription
M850-16LVIA Nano® E-Series @ 1.6GHzMini-ITX Board with 1.6 GHz VIA Nano® E-Series CPU, 1 PCIe x4, 8 USB, 4 COMs, 1 GLAN, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 LVDS
M850-12ELVIA Nano® E-Series @ 1.2GHzMini-ITX Board with 1.2 GHz Nano® E CPU, 1 PCIe x4, 8 USB, 4 COMs, 1 GLAN, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 LVDS