ADLINK launches 3U CompactPCI PlusIO blade with IPMI, TPM support

by Toni McConnel , TechOnline India - September 15, 2011

Its cPCI-3970 Series is the first 3U CompactPCI PlusIO ompatible processor blade

ADLINK Technology Inc.'s cPCI-3970 Series is the first 3U CompactPCI PlusIO compatible processor blade in its product lineup that supports high-speed serial point-to-point connections. The new Series is equipped with the latest quad and dual core 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/i5 processor, also known as Sandy Bridge, with ECC memory support, and the Intel QM67 Platform Controller Hub (PCH). The series is targeted for applications in industrial control and automation, transportation, and medical segments that require enhanced graphics capabilities, ECC memory and high speed I/O interconnects.

The cPCI-3970 Series includes two blade types: the cPCI-3970 which is equipped with HM connectors, and the fully PICMG 2.30 compliant cPCI-3971 which features an Ultra Hard Metric (UHM) J2 connector with a data transfer speed of 5 Gb/s. Both products are compatible with the CompacPCI PlusIO pin assignment, and both support PCI Express Gen2 x4, three SATA ports, three USB 2.0 ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports at the J2 connector.

For high density computing applications, the new blade can operate in a system slot as a master or in a peripheral slot as a standalone blade. In addition, the series is compliant with the PICMG 2.9 specification and supports system management functions based on the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) as well as hardware monitoring of physical characteristics such as CPU and system temperature, DC voltages and power status. With different riser cards installed and the addition of a Rear Transition Module (RTM), the cPCI-3970 Series provides versatile I/O interfaces up to two DisplayPort/DVI/HDMI, four serial ports, four SATA ports, five USB 2.0 ports, four GbE ports, PS/2 KB/MS, audio ports, and one PMC/XMC site for expansion flexibility. Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) is also supported to provide efficient hardware-based data protection.

The cPCI-3970 blades support up to two dual-mode DisplayPorts for dual independent digital display outputs. The DisplayPort supports single link DVI or HDMI by passive adapter cable and analog VGA interface by active adapter cable. With the ADLINK XMC-G460 graphics module installed in the XMC site, the blades support up to four independent displays. Storage interfaces supported by the series include

one SATA 6 Gb/s direct connector for a 2.5” HDD/SSD, CompactFlash socket, CFast socket and three SATA ports on RTM with RAID 0/1/5/10 support.

The ADLINK  cPCI-3970 Series supports the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 and VxWorks. The ADLINK cPCI-3790D with i5-2515E CPU and 4G DDR3 memory is available now. For more ADLINK CompactPCI product information and to request a pricing quote, please visit:

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