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Extension system supports 13 full-length 5V PCI

Posted: 28 Jun 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Adlink  PCIS-8580-13S  extension system  5V PCI cards 

Adlink Technology Inc. has announced the release of PCIS-8580-13S multi-slot extension system that supports 13 full-length 5V PCI cards and permits remote control operation from a host computer as far as 10m away. The device was designed for applications requiring multiple PCI cards.

According to the company, the extension system supports I/O, image capture, data acquisition and motion control cards with a full 132MBps bandwidth.

The device is connected to the host computer via the Adlink LPCI-8575 PCI-to-PCI extension card. Using "serialized bridge" technology, the device is capable of extending the PCI bus through parallel PCI signal transmission in 4-pair, 622Mbps serialized LVDS signals. It also performs automatic error detection and correction during transmission to guarantee data integrity.

Supporting standard PCI bridge functionality, PCI cards installed in the system exhibit software and hardware transparency as they are conveniently detected, accessed and programmed from the host computer, explained the company.

With the latest backplane and chassis design, Adlink said the device efficiently accommodates more PCI cards, making it suitable for continuously expanding applications such as the Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL) testing on LCD TVs. As LCD TVs get larger in size, CCFL tests require more test modules in a single system. Compared to traditional 19-inch IPCs with limited PCI slot support, the new system offers high-performance scalability to support more than 20 PCI modules in a single computer system.

The PCIS-8580-13S comes in a 19-inch rack-mountable chassis. It is equipped with a 400W power supply, two 120mm fans for thermal management, and a pre-installed ADLINK LPCI-8575 PCI-to-PCI extension card. For the host computer, another LPCI-8575 card will be installed inside. The package includes a 2m extension cable for connecting the host computer and extension chassis.

The PCIS-8580-13S is already available.

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