ADLINK Presents Value 3U and 6U CompactPCI® Processor Blades Based on the Low Power Intel® Core™2 Duo and Supporting Dual Independent Displays

The cost-effective cPCI-3965 and cPCI-6965 offer low power consumption and outstanding graphics performance

San Jose, Calif. March 31, 2009– Based on the growing demand for dual independent displays and graphics performance in the industrial computing market, ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading provider of trusted embedded products, today announced availability of the cPCI-3965 and cPCI-6965 series of high-performance and cost-effective CompactPCI® processor blades in 3U and 6U heights, respectively. The cPCI-3965 and cPCI-6965 series are based on the Santa Rosa platform and feature the Mobile Intel® GME965 Express chipset (code name Crestline), low power Intel® Core™2 Duo up to 2.2 GHz and up to 4 GB dual channel capable DDR2 RAM. Both of these blades support integrated graphics with a 3D graphics engine and dual independent VGA/DVI ports, making them ideal solutions for factory automation, transportation, and medical equipment system integrators requiring dual-core processor CompactPCI® blades with enhanced graphics performance and high memory capacity at an optimal price/performance ratio.

The cPCI-3965 and cPCI-6965 feature the Mobile Intel® GME965 Express chipset, low power Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.2 GHz, and up to 4 GB dual channel capable DDR2 RAM, offering a 1.5 times graphics performance gain over the previous 945GME chipset. The cPCI-3965 and cPCI-6965 also provide up to QXGA (2048x1536) resolution and 3 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA) bandwidth. The cPCI-3965 and cPCI-6965 enable greater graphics performance with the integrated Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 and its 32-bit 3D graphics engine with Microsoft® DirectX® 9 and SGI OpenGL®1.5 support, and provide dual independent displays through VGA and DVI ports on the cPCI-3965, and two DVI ports on the front panel of the cPCI-6965.

“The cPCI-3965 and cPCI-6965 CompactPCI® blades enable customers to reduce their equipment investment costs without compromising performance,” stated Eric Kao, Senior Manager of ADLINK's Modular Computing Product Center. “With the combination of dual-core performance, 3D-rich graphics features, and a high capacity system memory space, the cPCI-3965 and cPCI-6965 are ideal choices for numerous applications for customers looking for cost-effective pricing.”

With regard to storage and expansion, the cPCI-3965 and cPCI-6965 both have a reserved space for a 2.5” SATA hard drive mounted onboard and additional SATA signal connectors for external drives. Both blades also provide a true IDE interface CompactFlash® socket for mission critical embedded applications. The cPCI-6965 supports one PMC slot for additional I/O on the front panel. Rear transition modules are available for the cPCI-3965 & cPCI-6965 series to provide further I/O expansion.

The cPCI-3965 and cPCI-6965 series support Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, Microsoft® Windows® Vista Enterprise and Fedora™ Core 7.

For more information, please visit http://www.adlinktech.com/cPCI/.

Pricing and Availability

Both the cPCI-6965 and cPCI-3965 are currently available for a list price of $1,699 and $1,499, respectively.


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., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. 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, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).  

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