ADLINK Unveils CompactPCI® Serial Processor Blade Powered By 9th Gen Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i7 Processors - GADGET-INNOVATIONS

ADLINK Unveils CompactPCI® Serial Processor Blade Powered By 9th Gen Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i7 Processors

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Robust 3U 1-slot (4HP) module supports hot-swap upgrades of demanding mission-critical applications for transportation, aerospace & defense and industrial automation



●cPCI-A3525 supports the new PICMG® CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI® Serial Rev. 2.0 standard for higher performance

●Robust, SWaP-optimized 3U module is positioned for next-generation, mission-critical implementations in railway transportation, aerospace & defense, and industrial automation

●cPCI-A3525 is a key addition to ADLINK’s extensive CompactPCI® portfolio, demonstrating its continued commitment to the technology

ADLINK Technology Inc., a global leader in edge computing, launched today the cPCI-A3525 series CompactPCI® Serial processor blade in single-slot (4HP) form factor. The 3U module features the latest 9th generation Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i7 processor, formerly known as Coffee Lake Refresh. It supports the newer CompactPCI® Serial standard, PICMG® CPCI-S.0, for next-generation, mission-critical applications requiring higher performance, such as railway transportation, aerospace and defense, and industrial automation.






The second revision of the Serial standard increases its capability by providing direct rear I/O over the P6 connector to support an optional SSD daughterboard. The cPCI-A3525 offers data throughput options with PCIe interfaces that include two PCIe x8 Gen 3, two PCIe x4 Gen 3, and one PCIe x2 Gen 3. Seven 6 Gb/s SATA interfaces and up to ten USB 2.0/3.0 ports are also available at the rear. Front I/O includes two dual-mode DisplayPorts, two USB 3.0 connectors, two Gigabit Ethernet ports.



The blade hosts a multi-core 9th generation Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i7 processor with up to 32 GB DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel SODIMM, and, depending on the specified processor, it supports ECC-type memory. The CM246 chipset with AMI UEFI BIOS and dual 128 Mbit SPI flash memory supports Microsoft Windows 10 and Linux as standard, with other operating systems upon request. 

In addition, the cPCI-A3525 offers increased robustness with an operating temperature range of 0 to +60°C, maintained support for hot-swapping, and ADLINK’s Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) 4.0 for online system health monitoring.


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Taipei, Taiwan – June 22, 2021