Adlink bases server-grade PXIe controller on Intel Xeon E-2276ME processor

For hybrid PXI Express-based testing, the ADLINK PXIe-3988 PXI Express embedded controller is based on the 9th gen Intel Xeon E processor.

This is the first server-grade PXIe controller from Adlink. It combines Intel Core processors and up to 64Gbyte of DDR4 2400MHz memory. It has multiple computing engines on a single processor and can run four independent tasks simultaneously.

“With the rapid growth of testing applications in several industries, customers have high-performance requirements for applications in industries such as the electric vehicle, telecommunications, semiconductor, data centre and optics,” said Jeremy Wu, director of IoT Solutions & Technology (IST) at Adlink.

It is intended for system integrators and equipment manufacturers in a variety of industries, from aerospace to semiconductors.

Distributing processing loads across six Xeon cores significantly reduces processing times for intensive signal and data applications such as radio frequency (RF) tests and hardware in the loop (HL) simulations, explained Adlink.

The PXIe-3988 also has an auto-configured PCIe switch and can support four links x4 or two links x8 PXI Express links, with maximum system throughput up to 16Gbyte per second by PCI Express 3.0 bus.

Interface flexibility for hybrid PXI-based testing systems is via two DisplayPort connectors, dual USB 3.0 connections for high speed peripheral devices, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, four USB 2.0 ports for peripheral devices and USB instrument control and a Micro-D GPIB connector for GPIB instrument connection.

The PXIe-3988 embedded controller has sufficient compute power for complex software and programming models, confirmed Adlink. The PXIe-3988 provides workstation performance in a compact size compatible with a standard PXI Express chassis.

The PXle-3988 Express embedded controller delivers multiple benefits for test and measurement applications, including fast (2.8 to 4.5Ghz clock speed) hexa-core processing, cache optimisation, and up to 64Gbyte memory in an embedded 3U format factor.

Adlink Technology specialises in edge computing for a world powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The company manufactures edge hardware and develops edge software for embedded, distributed and intelligent computing from powering medical PCs in the intensive care unit to building the world’s first high-speed autonomous race car.

Adlink is a partner with Intel, Nvidia, AWS and SAS and also participates on the Intel Board of Advisors, ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee and Autoware Foundation Board. Adlink contributes to open source, robotics, autonomous, IoT and 5G standards initiatives and operates in manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, energy, defence, transportation and infotainment.

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