ADLINK Debuts its First Quad-Core PXI Embedded Controller

June 15, 2013. ADLINK Technology, a provider of testing and measurement products, has announced the introduction of its PXI-3980, ADLINK’s first quad-core PXI embedded controller featuring the high-performance Intel Core i7-2715QE 2.1-GHz processor, with up to 16 GB of 1,333 MHz DDR3 memory, for seamless execution in multitasking environments and reduced test times. The PXI-3980 features dual BIOS backup to reduce maintenance costs, multiple interfaces for connecting and controlling a variety of standalone instruments, user-friendly access design for easy maintenance, and support for hybrid PXI-based testing system control.

The ADLINK PXI-3980's structure delivers high availability in reliable testing systems, including the adoption of dual BIOS backup, which allows—in the event of a main BIOS crash—the secondary BIOS to boot the system and recover the main BIOS, reducing maintenance costs and efforts. Easy maintenance facilitates battery, storage device, and SODIMM modules swap-out. In addition, solid-metal case elements protect electrical components and enhance electromagnetic compatibility.

In addition to optimum processing performance, the ADLINK PXI-3980 provides multiple interface choices for connecting and controlling a variety of standalone instruments.

“Implementation of modular instrumentation in high-performance automated test equipment (ATE) is a growing industry trend when complex testing tasks are to be administrated,” said Catherine Wu, Director of ADLINK's measurement and automation product segment. “ADLINK’s PXI-3980, featuring enhanced quad core CPU performance, specifically supports applications requiring intensive data analysis or processing.”

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