ADLINK Technology Rolls Out ExpressCard to PXI Extension Kit

ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX:6166) introduced a new multi-slot ExpressCard®-to-PXI extension system consisting of the EC-8560 ExpressCard® and corresponding PXI-8565 PXI card. The EC-8560/PXI-8565 extends more PXI slots from an ExpressCard®-based laptop computer via a shielded cable connection up to seven meters (23 feet) in length. PXI devices installed in the extension PXI chassis behave and work as if they are directly installed in the host system and do not require any additional driver or software installation.

ADLINK ExpressCard to PXI Extension KitFeatures of the EC-8560/PXI-8565 include:

  • Expanding the I/O capability of measurement and automation systems from a mobile device such as laptop computer
  • Providing a ruggedized extension kit that can withstand high temperatures and harsh vibrations so that host computer with a ExpressCard® interface can both be located at a safe distance from such environment and directly control remote PXI devices
  • Offering excellent isolation to minimize the affect of high frequency interference from the CPU, memory, or chipset of host system on PXI cards
  • Supporting the ExpressCard form factor so the EC-8560/PXI-8565 extension kit can be installed in a laptop computer with high mobility

The EC-8560/PXI-8565 implements PCI Express®-based control of PXI modules and consists of the EC-8560 ExpressCard® extension card installed in a laptop computer, a shielded cable, and the PXI-8565 PXI remote extension card. The EC-8560 is in the ExpressCard/34 form factor, uses one x1 lane, and communicates with the extension PXI chassis via a shielded twisted copper cable. The PXI-8560 remote extension card then converts the PCI Express® signal into a 32-bit/66 MHz PCI interface for additional PXI slots.

About ADLINK Technology
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 PCI Express-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA®, CompactPCI®, and COM Express[tm] 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® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG®, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).