Press Release Summary:
Offering 32 channels of bidirectional parallel I/O lines, PCIe-7350 PCI ExpressÂ® supports up to 200 Mbps throughput and offers clock rate up to 50 MHz from internal timer or 100 MHz from external clock. It is based on x1 PCI ExpressÂ® interface and supports selectable I/O direction per group of 8 bits. Onboard FPGA provides triggers, clock signals, handshaking lines, and I2C/SPI control interfaces to communicate with sensors. Board supports voltage levels of 1.8, 2.5, and 3.3 V.
Original Press Release:
ADLINK Releases Cost-Effective High-Speed PCI Express® Digital I/O Board with Flexible I/O Features
The PCIe-7350 supports up to 200 MB/s throughput; ideal for image sensor testing and digital pattern generation
June 3, 2009, San Jose, CA - ADLINK Technology Inc., a leading global provider of test and measurement products, announced the release of the PCIe-7350, an industry-leading PCI Express® high-speed DIO card offering 32 channels of bi-directional parallel I/O lines with a data throughput of up to 200 MB/s and a clock rate up to 50 MHz from an internal timer or 100 MHz from an external clock. The PCIe-7350 is the latest addition to their popular series of PCI/PCI Express® high-speed digital I/O cards.
The PCIe-7350 offers a high-throughput architecture with very flexible acquisition/generation timing and triggering features-making it an ideal solution for high-speed digital pattern acquisition and generation for use in ATE, IC testing, image sensor testing, and video image recording/playback. The PCIe-7350 is based on the PCI Express® interface (x1 lane), supports a selectable input/output direction per group of eight bits, and provides eight channels of auxiliary programmable I/O. An onboard FPGA provides additional I/O features such as triggers, clock signals, handshaking lines, and I2C and SPI control interfaces. These on-board interfaces enable the PCIe-7350 to communicate with external image sensors via I2C and SPI, without the need for an external control interfaces.
"As the resolution of image sensor increases, the image data throughput and higher pixel clock rate support of current solutions are becoming insufficient. A high-speed DIO card with flexible timing and trigger modes is now the ideal solution," stated James Gau, vice president of the measurement and automation product segment at ADLINK Technology. "ADLINK's PCIe-7350 provides higher throughout and clock rates to increase testing speeds and thus lowers costs; its data throughput through the x1 PCI Express bus interface is sufficient for capturing high resolution image patterns at a high frame rate, which makes it an ideal solution today for image sensor testing."
The PCIe-7350 supports selectable software voltage levels of 1.8, 2.5, and 3.3 V (5 V compatible) which provides the flexibility of interfacing with a variety of ASICs or external devices. The PCIe-7350 also supports a 16-step phase shift feature to ensure accurate sampling timing and prevent invalid timing issues during data transition. Please visit www.adlinktech.com/DAQ/ for more information.
Pricing and Availability
The PCIe-7350 is currently available for a list price of $1,699.
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).