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PCIe-to-PCI Extension Systems Ease Expansions And Upgrades

For upgrading and expanding high-speed measurement and automation systems, the company's series of multi-slot PCI Express-to-PCI extension systems include the PCES-8581-4S with expandability to four PCI slots and the PCES-8581-13S offering expandability to 13 PCI slots. The PCES-8581 series extends 5V and 3.3V PCI slots to a PCI Express-based computer via a cable connection up to 23' 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. Both systems employ PCI Express-based control of PCI modules and consist of a PCI Express extension card installed in the host computer, a shielded cable, and the extension system. The PCI Express card uses one x1 lane and communicates with the extension system via a shielded twisted copper cable. The extension system then converts the PCI Express interface into a PCI bridge in a 32-bit/33-MHz configuration for the additional PCI slots. Single-unit prices for the PCES-8581-13S and PCES-8581-4S are $1,499 and $1,199, respectively. ADLINK TECHNOLOGY AMERICA INC., Irvine, CA (866) 423-5465.


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