Press Release Summary:
Comprised of PCIe-8560 PCI Express host board, PXI-8656/6U remote system controller, and expansion cable, PCIe-to-CompactPCI/PXI Expansion Kit utilizes 2.5 Gbps high-speed PCI Express bus to provide over 110 MB/sec of sustained data transfer rate at distances up to 7 m. All CompactPCI and PXI modules installed in remote chassis operate as if they are directly installed in host system. Applications include telecommunication systems, mass production testing, and military/aerospace.
Original Press Release:
ADLINK Announces New Addition to Family of Bus Expansion Products
The PCIe-to-CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit provides remote expansion in a 6U chassis
April 29, 2009, San Jose, Calif - ADLINK Technology Inc., a leading global provider of test and measurement products, announces the release of the PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit, the latest addition to their lineup of bus expansion products. The kit includes the PCIe-8560 PCI Express host board, the PXI-8656/6U remote system controller, and an expansion cable.
ADLINK's family of bus expansion products includes PCIe-to-PCI, ExpressCard-to-PXI/PCI, PCI-to-PCI/PXI, PXI-to-PXI, and now PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI systems and kits for use in a wide range of applications. The PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit is specifically designed for applications with high-density I/O requirements such as telecommunication systems, mass production testing, and military/aerospace by providing direct control of 6U CompactPCI/PXI modules via the high-bandwidth, low-latency PCI Express interface.
"The release of the PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit further shows that ADLINK is dedicated to the field of PCI, PXI, and PCI Express expansion technologies. This kit utilizes the 2.5 Gbps high-speed PCI Express bus to provide over 110 MB/s of sustained data transfer rate at distances up to 7 meters," stated Catherine Wu, Senior Product Director at ADLINK. "This kit also enables fast and convenient detection of any installed cards in the expansion chassis without requiring additional drivers or software installation."
The PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit supports up to 7 devices in a remote 6U CompactPCI/PXI chassis. The control of the 6U CompactPCI/PXI chassis through the PCIe-8560 PCI Express host board is transparent to software applications and drivers. All CompactPCI and PXI modules installed in the remote chassis will operate as if they are directly installed in the host system. ADLINK's 15-slot 6U CompactPCI/PXI chassis, the PXIS-3320 is also available for use as a remote chassis. Please visit www.adlinktech.com for more information.
Pricing and Availability
The PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit is currently available with a list price of $1,155.
ADLINK Technology (www.adlinktech.com) provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.
ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).