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ADLINK announces Skylake-based computers

September 012015
ADLINK announces Skylake-based computers

September 1, 2015 – ADLINK Technology announced fourteen products in various form factors based on the 6th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors (codename Skylake) and latest Xeon processors. These Intel processor-based offerings feature an updated 14nm microarchitecture and added support for Ultra HD 4K resolution displays. Products include COM Express computer-on-modules in both Compact and Basic sizes, a fanless embedded computer, and Mini-ITX and ATX industrial grade motherboards.

This latest CPU not only brings lower power envelopes but also doubles memory capacity by supporting 32GB memory DDR4 modules, which is an important feature for space-constrained systems with increased density and reduced power consumption. In addition, support for JTAG over USB 3.0 allows for chip-level debugging without requiring direct access to the processor, which is something every embedded designer will appreciate.

COM Express computer-on-module (COM) offerings include the cExpress-SL and Express-SL in PICMG COM.0 Type 6 Compact and Basic Size form factors, respectively. Both Basic and Compact size modules are available with 6th generation Intel Core i7, i5 or i3 processors and accompanying Intel QM170 and HM170 Chipset. ECC memory is supported by models utilizing the Intel Xeon processor E3-15XX v5 family and Intel CM236 chipset. DDR4 memory is supported up to a total of 32GB, with a lower voltage compared to DDR3 resulting in a reduction in overall power consumption and heat dissipation. These new COMs also provide support for three independent UHD/4K displays and are well-suited for applications in automation, medical, and infotainment, with extended operating temperature range optionally available for transportation and defense applications.

The MXC-6400 series of rugged, fanless embedded computers is based on the 6th generation Intel Core i7-6820EQ, Intel Core i5-6440EQ or Intel Core i3-6100E processor with Mobile Intel QM170 Chipset. Rich I/O includes 2x Mini PCIe, 1x USIM, 6x USB 3.0 ports plus an internal USB 2.0 port. The MXC-6400 series supports up to three independent displays with UHD/4K resolution support and up to four hot-swappable SATA 6 GB/s, as well as internal SATA 6 GB/s ports. An extended fanless operating temperature range of -20°C to 70°C is available (Intel Core i5/i3 processor models with industrial SSD) to support applications in harsh transportation or industrial automation environments.

IMB-M43 ATX industrial motherboard is based on the 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700 and Intel Q170 Express Chipset to provide high-speed data transfer interfaces such as PCIe Gen3, USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s. The IMB-M43 supports dual-channel DDR4 2133 MHz memory up to a maximum of 64 GB in four DIMM slots. To deliver a scalable, high performance platform for machine automation systems, machine vision systems, and test & measurement applications, the IMB-M43 supports fully flexible expansion with a variety of PCI and PCIe configurations available. The robust I/O design guarantees reliable and secure high-speed data transmission, supporting USB 3.0, LAN and SATA.

AmITX-SL-G Mini-ITX embedded motherboard is based on the 6th Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 and Pentium desktop processors with Intel Q170/H110 Chipset and offers dual DDR4 SODIMM memory sockets. The AmITX-SL-G is specifically designed for customers who need high-level processing and graphics performance with a long product life solution. It features three DisplayPort outputs, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 ports, SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and High Definition Audio with 7.1 channels. Features of the AmITX-SL-G include expansion capability via one PCIe x16, one PCIe x1, and two Mini PCIe slots; support for GPIO, SMBus, and I2C; and AMI EFI BIOS providing embedded features such as hardware monitoring and watchdog timer.

All products are equipped with ADLINK’s Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) to provide access to detailed system activities at the device level, including temperature, voltage, power consumption and other key information, and allow operators to identify inefficiencies and malfunctions in real-time, thus preventing failures and minimizing downtime. ADLINK's SEMA-equipped devices connect seamlessly to our SEMA Cloud solution to enable remote monitoring, autonomous status analysis, custom data collection, and initiation of appropriate actions. All collected data, including sensor measurements and management commands, are accessible any place, at any time via encrypted data connection.

About ADLINK

ADLINK Technology is enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) with innovative embedded computing solutions for edge devices, intelligent gateways and cloud services. ADLINK’s products are application-ready for industrial automation, communications, medical, defense, transportation, and infotainment industries. Our product range includes motherboards, blades, chassis, modules, and systems based on industry standard form factors, as well as an extensive line of test & measurement products and smart touch computers, displays and handhelds that support the global transition to always connected systems. Many products are Extreme Rugged, supporting extended temperature ranges, shock and vibration.

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