Exploiting second-gen a Core i7 processor and QM67 PCH, the cPCI-3970 Series 3U CompactPCI PlusIO compatible processor blades includes two blade types based on the same electrical and mechanical design: the cPCI-3970 with HM connectors and the PICMG 2.30-compliant cPCI-3971 with an Ultra Hard Metric (UHM) J2 connector with a data transfer speed of 5 Gb/s. Both are compatible with the CompacPCI PlusIO pin assignment and support PCI Express Gen2 x4, three SATA ports, three USB 2.0 ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports at the J2 connector. PlusIO compatibility allows the cPCI-3971 to be electrically and mechanically backward compatible with CompactPCI and can operate in a system slot as a master or in a peripheral slot as a standalone blade. In addition, the cPCI-3970 Series is compliant with the PICMG 2.9 specification and supports system management functions based on the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) as well as hardware monitoring of physical characteristics. Compatible operating systems include Windows 7/XP, RedHat Enterprise Linux 6, and VxWorks. ADLINK TECHNOLOGY AMERICA INC., Irvine, CA (866) 423-5465.