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PCIe-to-PCI extension systems rolls from Adlink

Posted: 26 Dec 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Adlink Technology Inc. has introduced a series of multislot PCIe-to-PCI extension systems: the PCES-8581-4S, offering expandability to four PCI slots, and the PCES-8581-13S, offering expandability to 13 PCI slots. The PCES-8581 series extends 5V and 3.3V PCI slots to a PCIe-based computer via a cable connection up to 7m in length. PCI devices installed in the extension system behave and work as if they are directly installed in the host system and do not require any additional driver or software installation.

The PCES-8581 series expands the I/O capability of measurement and automation systems beyond the limited number of onboard PCI slots common in host systems

According to the company, the device provides a ruggedized extension system that can withstand high temperatures and harsh vibrations so that host systems with a PCIe x1 interface can be both located at a safe distance from such environment and directly control remote PCI devices. An intuitive solution, the device offers excellent isolation to minimize the affect of high frequency interference from the CPU, memory or chipset of host system on PCI cards.

The PCES-8581-13S and PCES-8581-4S both implement PCIe-based control of PCI modules and consist of a PCIe extension card installed in the host computer, a shielded cable, and the extension system. The PCIe card uses one x1 lane and communicates with the extension system via a shielded twisted copper cable. The extension system (with a PCI extension card) then converts the PCIe interface into a PCI bridge in a 32bit/33MHz configuration for the additional PCI slots.

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