ADLINK Rolls Out AMC-1000 AdvancedMC Processor Module

ADLINK Technology, Inc. (TAIEX: 6166), a global provider of trusted embedded products, introduced the AMC-1000, the company’s latest single-width, mid-size AdvancedMC[tm] Processor Module. Combining a dual-core 64-bit low-power processor and server-class integrated 3100 chipset to optimize power consumption, computing power and I/O bandwidth.

With dual Gigabit Ethernet links, flexible PCI-E x8 bandwidth, and a UXGA high-color analog display, the AMC-1000 provides AdvancedTCA® and MicroTCA[tm] adopters with flexible, high-speed data transport configurations that are ideal for the communications, military, medical, and industrial automation markets.

The AMC-1000 features a 64-bit Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo 1.5GHz processor with 4MB L2 cache and 667MHz Front Side Bus. Its dual-core architecture offers advanced processing speed while addressing the power and heat constraints of the mid-size AMC form factor. The Intel® 3100 chipset combines server-class memory and I/O controller functions into a single component, providing low-latency, high-throughput data transfer capability without CPU intervention.

Specifically optimized for embedded communication applications requiring high bandwidth, the AMC-1000 is built with an industry standard DDR2-400 SO-RDIMM socket that supports up to 4GB system memory with ECC protection. Features such as a soldered down 4GB USB interface NAND flash, an on-board PLX PEX8508 PCI Express Switch and an ATI ES1000 graphics controller, make theAMC-1000 an optimum choice for various applications on AdvancedTCA® or MicroTCA[tm] platforms.

The AMC-1000 supports eight AMC.1 PCI Express® lanes, which can be configured as two x4 or eight x1 PCI Express® ports. It also supports two Gigabit Ethernet SerDes ports compliant to AMC.2 E2. In addition, two SATA v1.0 ports compliant to AMC.3 S2 SATA support off-board storage. Supported operating systems include Windows XP Professional, XP Embedded, Server 2003, feature Pack 2007 and RedHat Enterprise Linux.

Jeff Munch, CTO of ADLINK explained, “We choose the Intel Core 2 Duo processor with the 3100 chipset for this product because it provides a highly scalable x86 architecture that delivers next generation performance and a flexible upgrade path from 32- to 64-bit computing. Furthermore, this product is unusual in today’s marketplace because of its relative small size and server class performance.”

The AMC-1000 is now available from authorized ADLINK distributors and the company’s direct sales office. An extended temperature version will be available in third quarter, 2008, to support operating temperatures from -20°C to 70°C.

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 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).