Kit provides PCIe-to-CompactPCI/PXI expansion

Paul Boughton
Adlink Technology is introducing the PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit, which includes the PCIe-8560 PCI Express host board, the PXI-8656/6U remote system controller and an expansion cable.

Adlink's family of bus expansion products includes PCIe-to-PCI, Expresscard-to-PXI/PCI, PCI-to-PCI/PXI, PXI-to-PXI, and now PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI systems and kits for a wide range of applications. The PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit is specifically designed for applications with high-density I/O requirements such as telecommunication systems, testing in mass production environments, and the military/aerospace arena. It provides direct control of 6U CompactPCI/PXI modules via the high-bandwidth, low-latency PCI Express interface.

Catherine Wu, senior product director at Adlink, comments: "The release of the PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit further shows that Adlink is dedicated to the field of PCI, PXI, and PCI Express expansion technologies. This kit utilises the 2.5Gbps high-speed PCI Express bus to provide over 110MB/s of sustained data transfer rate at distances up to seven meters. This kit also enables fast and convenient detection of any installed cards in the expansion chassis without requiring additional drivers or software installation."

The PCIe-to-6U CompactPCI/PXI expansion kit supports up to seven devices in a remote 6U CompactPCI/PXI chassis. The control of the 6U CompactPCI/PXI chassis through the PCIe-8560 PCI Express host board is transparent to software applications and drivers. All CompactPCI and PXI modules installed in the remote chassis will operate as if they are directly installed in the host system.

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