ADLINK Introduces Express-MC800 COM Express Module

ADLINK Technology, Inc., a global provider of trusted embedded products, announced Express-MC800, its latest Computer on Module (COM) Express product featuring Intel® Core(tm) 2 Duo processor and Intel® GM965 chipset. With the introduction of Express-MC800, a COM.0 compliant design which enables high-end graphic tasks and computer-intensive applications, ADLINK rounds out its COM Express family of modules.

Integrating high power computing and graphics capabilities, the Express-MC800 enables OEMs to run sophisticated applications, such as video processing, biometrics, and data analysis and visualization. ADLINK’s COM Express(tm) modules, including the Express-DW400 for server applications and Express-MLC for low-power applications, are highly integrated off-the-shelf building blocks based on PCI Express bus architecture that plugs into custom-made, application-specific carrier boards.

“With this new product introduction, ADLINK now has a full complement of COM Express modules to fit every application, as Express-MC800 offers a high-end solution in the graphics arena,” said Henk van Bremen, Product Director for ADLINK Embedded Division. “Our COM Express product offering enables product developers to focus on their area of expertise – be it software, specialized I/O, encryption, network security hardware, etc. – and the new Express-MC800 enables our customers to upgrade to a new level of computing and graphics performance.”

The combination of the Intel® Core(tm)2 Duo processor and Intel® GM965 chipset provides exceptional flexibility for embedded applications by offering the 32-bit 3D graphics engine of the X3100 GPU and a system bus of up to 800 MHz for up to 20% faster data transfer rates over the previous system bus generation.

About Express-MC800
The Express-MC800 COM Express module offers the powerful combination of the Intel® Core(tm)2 Duo processor family (up to 2.2 GHz) and the Intel® GM965 chipset with integrated X3100 GPU. I/O options include support for five PCI Express x1 lanes, one PCI Express x16 lane, four PCI slots, one IDE port, three SATA ports, and up to eight USB 2.0 ports. The Express-MC800 provides two SODIMM sockets for up to 4 GB of 533/667 MHz DDR2 memory. The Express-MC800 can also be configured with the Intel® Celeron® M processor for low-power applications.

Sample and Production Availability
Customer samples are available now, and production is planned for June 2008.

Carrier Board Design and Manufacturing Support
ADLINK provides Schematics, mechanical files, design guides, R&D support, product review service and BIOS customization for companies that are doing their own carrier board design. ADLINK also offers full development and production services for those who wish to outsource their carrier board’s design and/or manufacturing.

About ADLINK
ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include ETX and COM Express modules for industrial computing, AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, PCI Express-based data acquisition and I/O and vision and motion control. 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 an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance.

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