Adlink launches cPCI-6630 6U CompactPCI blade for factory automation

Claimed to be the world’s first CompactPCI blade with a sixth generation Intel Core processor, the cPCI-6630 6U is based on the Intel Core i7 processor in a 6U form factor.

Adlink has added the cPCI-6630 6U to its line of processor blades. The blade also features support for legacy IO, including VGA, PMC, CompactFlash, USB 2.0 and PS/2 keyboard/mouse. There is also support for QNX 6.5/6.6 and Linux legacy OS (operating systems) for easy integration. The cPCI-6630 is suitable for factory and industrial automation or security communication systems, says Adlink; all applications that require cost-efficient performance.

The cPCI-6630 provides a seamless upgrade replacement for the cPCI-6965 and offers a 10 per cent performance boost compared to previous generation cPCI-6530BL, says Adlink.

The cPCI-6630 integrates the quad-core 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-6820EQ processor and Mobile Intel HM170 chipset, with up to 32Gbyte of dual-channel DDR4 SO-DIMM 2133 non-ECC (non-error correcting code) memory. The cPCI-6630 supports a 64bit/66MHz CompactPCI bus with universal VIO and host/satellite modes which allows operation in system slots and in the peripheral slots without requiring connection to the PCI bus.

Storage options include space for an onboard 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbit/s drive, CFast slot with (or optional CompactFlash), and one onboard SATA seven-pin header. Up to three SATA 3Gbit/s ports routed to rear round out the ample storage options. With Intel Virtualization Technology for direct I/O, the cPCI-6630 offers the latest support for device virtualisation, says Adlink, with improved security and reliability and enhanced I/O performance. The cPCI-6630 supports up to three Gigabit Ethernet ports on the front panel with the option to reroute Ethernet signals for PICMG 2.16 compatibility.

For versatile graphics output, the cPCI-6630 supports three independent displays in parallel. HD Graphics 530 is integrated in the processor and supports both DVI-I and DVI-D ports on the front panel, with additional display signals routed to rear I/O. Video processing support includes DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.4 for 3D hardware acceleration and H.265 hardware decode/encode.

Expansion and connectivity options include a 32bit/33MHz PMC on the dual slot version. The cPCI-6630 supports PICMG standards for cPCI (Rev. 3.0), Hot Swap (Rev. 2.0), and Packet Switching Backplane (Rev. 1.0).

Powered by a single 5V rail, cPCI-6630 boasts a maximum TDP (thermal design power) of 72.9W for the Intel Core i7-6820EQ (under Windows 7). Management of power consumption and other performance indicators is available through Adlink’s Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA).

Support for the 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor is expected in Q3 2017.

http://www.adlinktech.com

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