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ADLINK’s New IMB-M42H ATX Industrial Motherboard Empowers Combined Motion & Vision Applications

Nov 04, 2014

The IMB-H42H supports integrated motion/vision application-based platforms with a leading price/performance ratio.

The IMB-H42H supports integrated motion/vision application-based platforms with a leading price/performance ratio.

4th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor, optimized design, and full compatibility ideal for industrial automation solutions.

ADLINK Technology, a leading provider of building blocks and intelligent platform solutions, today announced the release of its latest industrial ATX motherboard, the IMB-M42H, featuring the 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processor family and Intel® H81 chipset. The IMB-H42H supports integrated motion/vision application-based platforms with a leading price/performance ratio. Combined high-bandwidth PCIe x16, PCIe x4 and conventional PCI slots, superior and rugged I/O connectivity and optimal design make it an optimum solution for industrial automation applications.

Superior computing performance

ADLINK’s IMB-M42H supports the latest 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in a LGA1150 package, improving on the previous generation with computing power increased as much as 18% and graphics performance up to 80%, all with minimal power consumption, thereby directly benefiting multiple simultaneous complex motion and vision processes.

Motion & vision capabilities empower automation

ADLINK’s IMB-M42H dedicated mainstream expansion slots include one PCI Express Gen2 x16 slot, one PCI Express Gen2 x4 slot and four PCI slots, providing limitless PCI Express expansion options for frame grabbers, digitizers, and high-resolution dynamic signal acquisition and generation modules, and PCI expansion options for motion capture and I/O ports, enabling instant implementation of machine vision and industrial automation operations. Full-compatibility verification testing ensures high bandwidth support with no image data loss. In addition, each USB port provides up to 1A power supply, enabling stable and reliable connectivity of cameras or other devices. The IMB-M42H stands alone as the ideal application ready platform for motion and vision integrated applications.

Superior connectivity reduces TCO

The IMB-M42H provides reliable, rich industrial grade I/O connectivity including 6 COM ports (COM1/2 supporting RS232/422/485, COM1 supporting RS-485 automatic flow control for network communications), 10 USB ports (2 USB 3.0), and 8-bit 4-In/4-Out API sample code-ready GPIO. Moreover, the IMB-42H provides stable and reliable USB and LAN ports, two USB3.0 interfaces, and one Intel i217V Giga LAN interface enable connection to USB 3.0 or GigE cameras, without requiring extra USB 3.0 or NIC cards The superior I/O design eliminates the cost of additional communications and trigger modules, lowering TCO.

The IMB-M42H accommodates integration of ADLINK’s full spectrum of frame grabbers, motion controllers, and data acquisition cards, and with the clear benefits of ADLINK’s comprehensive expertise and experience, delivers an industry-leading application-specific platform with versatile ADLINK I/O cards for automation applications.


ADLINK Technology is enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) with innovative embedded computing solutions for edge devices, intelligent gateways and cloud services. ADLINK’s products are application-ready for industrial automation, communications, medical, defense, transportation, and infotainment industries. Our product range includes motherboards, blades, chassis, modules, and systems based on industry standard form factors, as well as an extensive line of test & measurement products and smart touch computers, displays and handhelds that support the global transition to always connected systems. Many products are Extreme Rugged™, supporting extended temperature ranges, shock and vibration.

ADLINK is a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and is active in several standards organizations, including PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), and Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGeT).

ADLINK is a global company with headquarters in Taiwan and manufacturing in Taiwan and China; 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 and is publicly traded on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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