ADLINK Technology Introduces aTCA-6892 AdvancedTCA Processor Blade

ADLINK Technology announces the addition of the aTCA-6892 processor blade to its full line of AdvancedTCA(R) building blocks. The aTCA-6892 features dual 4 Gbps Fiber Channel (FC) links powered by the Qlogic EP2432 PCI-E fiber channel controller, offers remote setup, and can be configured with the FC links at the front panel via SFP optical transceivers, or to the backplane with Zone 2 connectors, supporting PICMG 3.1 option 4/7 connectivity. When combined with FC switch and storage blades, the aTCA-6892 can directly access integrated, high-performance Storage Area Networks (SAN) in the same chassis without the need for additional fiber optic cabling.

ADLINK aTCA-6892 Processor BladeBy combining the cutting-edge dual 64-bit Low Voltage Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors with up to 16GB dual channel PC3200 DDR2 REG/ECC memory, the aTCA-6892 provides an enormous amount of computing power for mission critical applications. In addition to the Fiber Channel links, the PICMG 3.1 compliant dual 1000BASE-BX GbE fabric interface ports offer gigabit-speed data transport options inside the shelf. The front of the processor blade offers a variety of I/O options including analog UXGA graphics, USB v2.0 ports, and a serial console. This blade also offers a PCI/PCI-X 64-bit/133MHz PMC site for further function expansion as well as reserved resources for a SATA RAID 0/1 enabled RTM interface.

Price and Availability
The aTCA-6892 is available now and OEM pricing starts at $3,490.

About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology is a leading manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality PC-based add-on cards for the test & measurement, automation and process control industries. ADLINK is also quickly emerging as a leader in industrial computing products with innovative passive backplane and CompactPCI platforms. ADLINK products are globally marketed through direct sales offices for OEM customers and an extensive network of worldwide sales channels.

The company has over 30% of its employees in research and development for the following product groups:

  • Test & Measurement: NuDAQ Series of ISA/PCI/cPCI/USB data acquisition and communication cards, NuDAM Series of remote data acquisition modules and DAQBench Active X Controls for visual programming and control
  • Automation: Motion controllers in cPCI/PCI/PC104 form factors and wire-saving high-speed I/O technology for real-time control applications
  • Computer & Communication: CompactPCI and PXI computing platforms in both 3U and 6U form factors and PCI-X of PICMG single board computers in half and full-size versions