ADLINK unveils PXI Express embedded controller

August 25, 2014. 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), today announced the release of the new PXIe-3985, its highest performing 3U PXI Express (PXIe) embedded controller, equipped with the quad-core 4th generation Intel Core i7-4700EQ processor and operating at up to 3.4-GHz clock frequency (in single-core Turbo Boost mode). The PXIe-3985 is suitable for applications requiring intensive data analysis or processing and high-speed data streaming, such as in wireless, radar, or RF testing environments.

“As a sponsor member of the PXI Systems Alliance, ADLINK is continuously expanding its portfolio of PXI and PXI Express offerings with new generation Intel processors,” said Catherine Wu, senior product director of ADLINK's Measurement and Automation Product Segment. “We’re dedicated to providing test and measurement operators with the means to overcome testing task challenges at the lowest possible time to market. ADLINK leads the field with its introduction of the PXIe-3985 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor-based controller. With the highest CPU and graphics performance on the market, we’re helping customers to increase their testing throughput and accelerate the testing process.”

Based on PCI Express technology, the ADLINK PXIe-3985 can offer four links x4 or two links x16 and x8 PXI Express link capability for interfacing with a PXI Express chassis backplane. When configured in this combination, with a high-performance PXI Express chassis such as the ADLINK 3U 18-slot PXES-2780 chassis, maximum system throughput of up to 8 GB/s is enabled, providing an effective solution for high-bandwidth applications requiring intensive data analysis or processing and data streaming. In addition, the PXIe-3985 features up to 16 GB of 1,600-MHz DDR3L memory capacity, suitable for seamless execution in memory-intensive applications.

The ADLINK PXIe-3985 provides versatile I/O capability, including dual DisplayPort connectors with 4K 2K support, dual GbE ports, GPIB, four USB 2.0 ports, dual hi-speed USB 3.0 ports, and trigger I/O for advanced PXI trigger functions. Easy connection with external, standalone instruments or devices, and innovative designs—such as dual BIOS backup—reduce maintenance efforts, with fast and easy swapping of battery, storage device, and SODIMM modules to deliver high availability in testing systems.

The PXIe-3985, supporting Windows 7 32/64-bit operating systems, provides optimal performance when installed in the ADLINK 3U high capacity 18-slot PXES-2780 chassis or compact 9-slot PXES-2590 chassis.

ADLINK will exhibit the PXIe-3985 and other PXI/PXIe-based products for high-bandwidth applications at next month’s AUTOTEST 2014.

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