ExpressCard-to-PCI Extender adds 4 PCI slots to host system.

Press Release Summary:

Comprised of EC-8560 ExpressCard® extension card, shielded cable, and ruggedized extension system, ECS-8582-4S expands 5 and 3.3 V PCI slots from ExpressCard®-based laptop computer via shielded cable connection up to 23 ft long. PCI devices installed in extension system behave and work as if directly installed in host system, and isolation minimizes affect of high-frequency interference from CPU, memory, or chipset of host system on PCI devices.

Original Press Release:

A New ExpressCard-to-PCI Extension System

Expand high-speed measurement and automation systems by four PCI slots


May 23, 2008, Taipei
ADLINK Technology Inc. introduced the new ECS-8582-4S multi-slot ExpressCard®-to-PCI extension systems, offering expandability to four PCI slots. The ECS-8582 series extends 5 V and 3.3 V PCI slots from an ExpressCard®-based laptop computer via a shielded cable connection up to seven meters (23 feet) in length. PCI devices installed in the extension system behave and work as if they are directly installed in the host system and do not require any additional driver or software installation.

Features of the ECS-8582-4S include:
o Expanding the I/O capability of measurement and automation systems beyond the limited number of onboard PCI slots common in host systems
o Providing a ruggedized extension system that can withstand high temperatures and harsh vibrations so that host systems with a ExpressCard® interface can both be located at a safe distance from such environment and directly control remote PCI devices
o Offering excellent isolation to minimize the affect of high frequency interference from the CPU, memory, or chipset of the host system on PCI devices
o Supporting the ExpressCard form factor so the ECS-8582-4S extension system can be installed in a laptop computer with high mobility.

The ECS-8582-4S implements PCI Express®-based control of PCI modules and consists of an EC-8560 ExpressCard® extension card, a shielded cable, and the extension system. The EC-8560 is in the ExpressCard/34 form factor, uses one x1 lane, and communicates with the extension PXI chassis via the shielded twisted copper cable. The extension system (with a PCI extension card) then converts the PCI Express® signal into a 32-bit/33 MHz PCI interface for additional PCI slots.

Tech Forum: PCI/PCI Express®/ ExpressCard(TM) Extended Anywhere With ADLINK Bus Extension Technology

ADLINK Technology 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 COM Express modules for industrial computing. 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).

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