ADLINK Introduces PCI-8246 GbE PCI-X Card

ADLINK Technology introduces the PCI-8246, a 2-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) PCI-X card providing bypass capability to directly connect the GbE signals on the two GbE ports when the system is powered down or has crashed. This bypass feature is accomplished by using a mechanical relay array to control the physical routing of the GbE signals using two communication states: normal and bypass. A watchdog timer can be programmed to control the relay switch to automatically enable the bypass mode to ensure a continual network connection in case of system failure.

ADLINK PCI-8246 Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X CardThe PCI-8246 is based on the Intel® 82546EB dual port GbE controller to provide auto-negotiation for 10/100/1000 Mb/s full and half duplex communications. The PCI-8246 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit PCI and PCI-X buses with bus speeds up to 133 MHz and is targeted for IDS, IPS, UTM, firewall, content security, VPN gateway, and other network security appliance applications.

Pricing and Availability
The PCI-8246 is currently available for $190 in OEM quantities.

About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the communications, industrial automation, test & measurement, gaming, medical, homeland security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include Industrial Building Blocks and Industrial Application Platforms: ISA, PCI, PXI, and PCI Express-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, PICMG, and COM Express modules for industrial computing. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance, and an Associate Member of the LXI Consortium. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange.