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ADLINK introduces cPCI-A3515 CompactPCI Serial processor blade

ADLINK introduces cPCI-A3515 CompactPCI Serial processor blade

June 3, 2016– ADLINK Technology, Inc.,a provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), introduces the cPCI-A3515, CompactPCI Serial processor blade. This 3U module features an Intel Core processor and supports the CompactPCI Serial industry standard for applications requiring reliable high-speed, high-bandwidth data communications, such as railways, factory automation, and defense.

The Serial standard is mechanically and electronically compatible with 3U and 6U euro-cards, defining an interface for high-speed switched fabrics with a star topology. Point-to-point connectors allow up to eight peripherals on one system slot without switches or bridges. Ethernet data transfer can be configured with full mesh topology, which allows up to 1000Base-T connections to all peripheral slots for redundant, safety-critical systems.

Customers may test the new 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 up to 600 Gb/s. ADLINK’s cPCI-A3515 offers extensive data throughput options with PCIe interfaces that include one PCIe x8, two PCIe x4, and three PCIe x1. Four 6 Gb/s SATA interfaces and up to ten USB 2.0/3.0 ports are also available. Rear I/O features up to 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 GigabitEthernet ports, as well as an option for two USB 2.0, one RS-232/422/485, and one VGA port.

ADLINK’s CompactPCI Serial processor blade features a quad-core 4th/5th generation IntelCore i7 processor with up to 16 GB dual-channel DDR3L soldered ECC-type SDRAM. The QM87 chipset with AMO EFI BIOS and 128Mbit SPI flash memory supports Microsoft Windows 7/8, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6/7.0, Windows Embedded Standard 7, VxWorks, and QnX OSes. Intel Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost Technology, VT-x, VT-D, and v-Pro Technology are also included.

In addition, the cPCI-A3515 offers robustness with an extended operating temperature range of minus 40 to 85degrees Celsius, maintained support for hot swapping, andADLINK’s Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA).

SEMA provides detailed system data at the device level, including temperature, voltage, power consumption, and other key information. Access to system activities allows operators to identify inefficiencies and malfunctions in real-time, thus preventing failures and minimizing downtime. ADLINK's SEMA-equipped devices connect to the SEMA Cloud to enable remote monitoring. All collected data, including sensor measurements and management commands, are accessible from any place, at any time through an encrypted connection. 

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