CompactPCI serial processor blade supports hot swap upgrades

Hot swap upgrades of demanding mission-critical applications for transportation, aerospace and defence, and industrial automation are possible with the cPCI-A3525, a CompactPCI serial processor blade from Adlink. The processor blade is powered by 9th Gen Intel Xeon/Core i7 processor (formerly known as Coffee Lake Refresh) and is supplied in a robust 3U single-slot (4HP) module.

The cPCI-A3525 supports the new PICMG CPCI-S.0 CompactPCI Serial Rev. 2.0 standard for next-generation, mission-critical applications requiring higher performance, such as railway transportation, aerospace and defence, and industrial automation, says Adlink.

The standard is the fastest, most versatile, and cost-effective open standard using PCI Express (PCIe) and supports additional high-speed interfaces, including SATA, USB, and Ethernet.

The revision of 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, and one PCIe x2 Gen 3. Seven 6Gbit per second SATA interfaces and up to 10 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, two Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The multi-core 9th generation Intel Xeon/Core i7 processor has up to 32Gbyte DDR4 2666MHz dual-channel SODIMM, and, depending on the specified processor, can support ECC-type memory. The CM246 chipset with AMI UEFI BIOS and dual 128Mbit SPI flash memory supports Microsoft Windows 10 and Linux as standard, with other operating systems on request.

The cPCI-A3525 offers increased robustness with an operating temperature range of 0 to +60 degrees C, maintains support for hot swapping, and Adlink’s Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) 4.0 for online system health monitoring.

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