CompactPCI Serial processor blade for military and railway applications introduced by ADLINK

SAN JOSE, Calif., 10 June 2016. ADLINK Technology Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing the cPCI-A3515 CompactPCI Serial processor blade for military, factory-automation, and railway applications that require reliable high-speed, high-bandwidth data communications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

SAN JOSE, Calif., 10 June 2016. ADLINK Technology Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is introducing the cPCI-A3515 CompactPCI Serial processor blade for military, factory-automation, and railway applications that require reliable high-speed, high-bandwidth data communications.

This 3U module has an Intel Core processor and supports the PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial standard, which evolved from the PICMG 2.0 specification, and is the fastest, most versatile, most cost-open standard for CompactPCI.

The Serial standard is mechanically and electronically compatible with 3U and 6U Eurocards, defining an interface for high-speed switched fabrics with a star topology. Point-to-point connectors allow as many as eight peripherals on one system slot without switches or bridges.

Ethernet data transfer can be configured with full mesh topology, which allows connections as fast as 1000Base-T to all peripheral slots for redundant, safety-critical systems.

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Customers may test the serial interface on their systems by using ADLINK's starter kit, which includes the CPU board, I/O cards, fanless chassis, backplane, and power supply.

The Serial standard extends parallel PCI with serial PCI Express, SATA, Ethernet, and USB, and supports transfer speeds as fast as 600 gigabits per second. ADLINK's cPCI-A3515 offers data throughput options with PCI Express interfaces that include one PCI Express x8, two PCI Express x4, and three PCI Express x1.

Four 6-gigabit-per-second SATA interfaces and as many as 10 USB 2.0/3.0 ports also are available. Rear I/O has as many as eight 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet connections to compatible backplanes, which may be either hybrid or CPCI 2.0/S.0 commercial-off-the-shelf.

Front I/O includes two display ports, two USB 3.0, and two Gigabit Ethernet ports, as well as an option for two USB 2.0, one RS-232/422/485, and one VGA port.

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ADLINK's CompactPCI Serial processor blade has a quad-core 4th/5th generation Intel Core i7 processor with as many as 16-gigabyte dual-channel DDR3L soldered ECC-type SDRAM. The QM87 chipset with AMO EFI BIOS and 128-megabit SPI flash memory supports Microsoft Windows 7/8, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6/7.0, Windows Embedded Standard 7, VxWorks, and QnX operating systems. Intel Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost Technology, VT-x, VT-D, and v-Pro Technology also are included.

In addition, the cPCI-A3515 offers extended operating temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, maintained support for hot swapping, and ADLINK's Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA).

For more information contact ADLINK online at www.adlinktech.com.

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