The robust module supports demanding mission-critical applications for transportation, aerospace & defense and industrial automation
For mission-critical applications requiring higher performance, such as railway transportation, aerospace and defence, and industrial automation, here’s presenting the cPCI-A3525 series CompactPCI Serial processor blade by ADLINK Technology Inc. With a single-slot (4HP) form factor, the 3U module features the latest 9th generation Intel Xeon/Core i7 processor and supports the newer CompactPCI Serial standard, PICMG CPCI-S.0.
As mentioned, the blade has a multi-core 9th generation Intel Xeon/Core i7 processor with up to 32 GB DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel SODIMM. Depending on the specified processor, it supports ECC-type memory. The CM246 chipset with AMI UEFI BIOS and dual 128 Mbit SPI flash memory supports Microsoft Windows 10 and Linux as standard, with other operating systems upon request. Additionally, the cPCI-A3525 offers increased robustness with an operating temperature range of 0 to +60°C, maintained support for hot-swapping and a Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) 4.0 for online system health monitoring.
The Serial standard increases its capability by providing direct rear I/O over the P6 connector to support an optional SSD daughterboard. The cPCI-A3525 offers data throughput options with PCIe interfaces that include:
- Two PCIe x8 Gen 3
- Two PCIe x4 Gen 3
- One PCIe x2 Gen 3.
Seven 6 Gb/s SATA interfaces and up to ten USB 2.0/3.0 ports are also available at the rear. Front I/O includes two dual-mode DisplayPorts, two USB 3.0 connectors and two Gigabit Ethernet ports.
“Systems integrators and solution providers serving the railway, aerospace and defence, and industrial sectors need access to next-generation technology for easy insertion and upgrades that offer a combination of high performance and ongoing reliability,” said Eric Kao, General Manager of ADLINK’s Networking, Communication & Public Sector business unit. “The new PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial Rev 2.0 standard is the fastest, most versatile, and cost-effective open standard using PCI Express (PCIe). Additional high-speed interfaces, including SATA, USB, and Ethernet, are also supported.”