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Adlink rolls multi-slot ExpressCard-to-PXI extension kit

Posted: 29 May 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ExpressCard? PXI card? extension kit?

Adlink Technology Inc. has released 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 7m 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.

The EC-8560/PXI-8565 features expanding the I/O capability of measurement and automation systems from a mobile device such as laptop computer. It also offers 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.

In addition, the EC-8560/PXI-8565 provides excellent isolation to minimize the affect of high frequency interference from the CPU, memory, or chipset of host system on PXI cards. It also supports 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 32bit/66MHz PCI interface for additional PXI slots.

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