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ADLINK Introduces High Quality Visual Solutions Across Form Factors with 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor

Jun 18, 2013

Enhanced media performance and power improvements benefit applications in medical, defense, transportation and industrial automation

Today ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading provider of embedded computing products and application-ready intelligent platforms, announced availability of its initial offerings on the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor family (formerly codenamed “Haswell”) with Intel® 8-series chipsets. The first products featuring the new generation processor are the Express-HL and Express-HL2 (COM Express®), NuPRO-E42 (PICMG 1.3), cPCI-3510 (CompactPCI®), and Matrix MXE-5400, enabling enhanced embedded applications in medical, defense, transportation and industrial automation.

The 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platform allows ADLINK Technology to deliver up to double the graphics performance over the previous generation,” said Dirk Finstel, EVP of ADLINK’s Global Module Computer Product Segment. “In addition, these new integrated graphics capabilities enable more compact imaging solutions, leading to new form factors and devices with an as-yet-unseen level of visual capabilities.”

"The 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor and Intel® Q87 Express chipset bring significant improvements in performance and power to the embedded industry, enabling new use cases and applications,” said Sam Cravatta, Product Line Manager, Intel Intelligent Systems Group.  “ADLINK is a vital part of the ecosystem of the Intelligent Systems Alliance, and we are excited to see the rapid adoption of technologies empowering the OEM community with embedded boards and systems.

With the new microarchitecture and its enhanced media capabilities in video en-, trans- and decoding, the 4th generation Intel Core processor improves overall system performance and reduces power consumption when compared to previous generation processors. In addition, ADLINK board designs utilizing the 4th generation Intel Core processor benefit from significantly reduced standby current and passive cooling support, allowing for longer battery time. These improvements, combined with the advanced high-resolution display capabilities for either 4K (4xHD = 3840x2160) or three 32x20 displays, have helped ADLINK to provide its advanced solutions for imaging and interface applications across key industries.

ADLINK’s Express-HL and Express-HL2 COM Express modules with 4th generation Intel® i7/i5 processor - up to 3.1GHZ quad core - and mobile Intel® QM87 Express chipset offer up to 16GB dual channel DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz. The Express-HL is a COM Express Type 6 module offering three independent displays via DDI interface, as well as seven PCIe x1, one PCIe x16 (Gen3) for graphics (or general purpose x8/4/1), four SATA III (6 Gb/s), Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0, and four USB 3.0 interfaces. The Express-HL2 features the COM Express Type 2 pinout and offers 18/24-bit single/dual channel LVDS, Analog CRT, and a legacy 32 bit PCI bus, as well as PATA IDE interface.

Additional products include the ADLINK NuPRO-E42, the latest PICMG® 1.3 full-sized System Host Board (SHB), which utilizes the 4th generation Intel Core processor at core speeds up to 3.1GHz combined with the Intel Q87 Express chipset, and provides high-speed data transfer interfaces such as USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA III). The ADLINK NuPRO-E42 provides a wide range of storage, I/O, and expansion connectivity, including one PCI Expressx16, four PCI Expressx1 and four PCI, 6 COM ports, 12 USB ports (6 USB 3.0), and 4 SATA 6Gb/s supported RAID 0, 1, 5, 1+0 by Intel Rapid Storage Technology. With dual-channel DDR3 1333/1600 MHz memory up to 16GB in two DIMM sockets, the NuPRO-E42 SHB is ideally suited to applications requiring multi-tasking capabilities, high computing power, and high-speed data transfer rates such as industrial control, machine vision, and automation.

The ADLINK cPCI-3510 3U CompactPCI processor blade with 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor offers classic CompactPCI bus support with added interface options through its PICMG 2.30 CompactPCI PlusIO-compliant system/peripheral slot operation. The cPCI-3510 provides up to 8GB DDR3L-1600 ECC soldered memory onboard and supports three independent displays, as well as SATA, CompactFlash and CFast storage options. The cPCI-3510 also supports extended temperature operation for applications running in harsh environments.

Finally, ADLINK’s new Matrix MXE-5400 series of rugged quad-core fanless computers, based on the 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/ processor and mobile Intel QM87 chipset, features outstanding wireless optimization capability, robust mechanical design, and Intel® Active Management Technology 9.0 support, making them the ideal choice for intelligent transportation, in-vehicle multimedia, and surveillance and factory automation applications.

For more information on ADLINK’s broad range of products based on Intel® Core™ processors, go to www.adlinktech.com.


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 computer-on-modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc. and LiPPERT Embedded Computers GmbH, ADLINK also provides a wide range of rugged by design Extreme Rugged™ and Rugged product lines including single board computers, COMs and systems. 

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, the US, and Germany; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Intelligent System Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance, an Executive Member of PC/104 Consortium, a Strategic Member of the AXIe Consortium, and a member of VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA). ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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