ADLINK Announces the World's First Dual Low Voltage Intel® Xeon Processor-Based 6U CompactPCI Single-board Computer with PICMG* 2.16 Quad Gigabit Ethernet!

Taipei (September 30, 2002)

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ADLINK Technology Inc., the leading manufacturer of PC-based industrial computers for measurement, automation, and communication, today announces cPCI-6860, the world's first dual Low Voltage Intel® Xeon processor-based 6U CompactPCI single-board computer. The cPCI-6860 supports state-of-the-art Intel® Xeon processors up to 2.4 GHz, as well as Low Voltage Intel® Xeon processor for power sensitive applications. The cPCI-6860 is also the industry's first CompactPCI board to utilize the Intel® E7500 chipset, which supports up to 4GB of DDR-200 registered SDRAM with ECC capability. Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, featured by the Intel® 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller, provide high-speed communications channels required for fault tolerance and redundancy. As a 32/64-bit, 33/66Mhz CompactPCI system board, the cPCI-6860 supports PICMG* 2.16 packet switching backplane and PICMG 2.9 system management capabilities for high-end computing servers, telecommunication computers, and mission-critical applications.

"We pushed the envelope from the very beginning," said Jeff Munch, Chief Technology Officer of ADLINK Technology. "We have raised the bar in CompactPCI performance and I/O capability by enabling dual Xeon? processor-based systems that provide a rich peripheral set within a low thermal envelope."

"The Low Voltage Intel® Xeon processor, featuring HyperThreading Technology, was developed to address the need for high I/O throughput and performance processing in space constrained environments," said Joe Jensen, general manager, Embedded Intel® Architecture Division. "The introduction of the ADLINK cPCI-6860 demonstrates the viability of this processor in high-density form factors, paving the way for future adoption of high-performance processing for next generation telecommunications form factors, such as AdvancedTCA*."

The cPCI-6860 module is compliant with the CompactPCI base specification PICMG 2.0 and the PICMG 2.1 Hot Swap Specification. The cPCI-6860 is equipped with a rich set of peripherals, including 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports featured by Intel® 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller, one 10/100 Ethernet port, two USB ports, VGA, one serial port, keyboard port, and mouse port.

High I/O capability of the cPCI-6860 can be enhanced with the addition of the cPCI-R6860 rear transition module. The cPCI-R6860 adds support for high speed mass storage with an Ultra-160 SCSI interface, two additional Gigabit Ethernet ports by another Intel® 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet controller provides total 4 Gigabit Ethernet throughput , two additional USB ports, one serial port, a removable CompactFlash socket, and mounting holes for a 2.5 inch IDE hard drive or flash drive.

The CPCI-6860's dual Xeon processors, quad Gigabit Ethernet ports and Ultra-160 SCSI interface are combined to provide the highest performance computing solution available today. CPCI-6860 delivers ultimate performance and density for applications and services blades which handle billing, accounting, security-tracking in carrier-grade networking services and high performance infrastructure equipments, such as Media Gateways, Signaling Gateways, Streaming, BSC and RNCK..etc.

The cPCI-6860 and its companion the cPCI-R6860 truly lead the industry in processing performance and I/O capability.

ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and computer-on-modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc. and LiPPERT Embedded Computers GmbH, ADLINK also provides a wide range of rugged by design Extreme Rugged™ and Rugged product lines including single board computers, COMs and systems.

ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, the US, and Germany; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified, is a Premier Member of the Intel® Intelligent System Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance, an Executive Member of PC/104 Consortium, and a Strategic Member of the AXIe Consortium. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

For more information, please contact our worldwide offices nearest your region.
ADLINK Technology, Inc., Headquarters

9F., No.166, Jian 1st Rd., Zhonghe Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan 235
Tel: +886-2-82265877
Fax: +886-2-82265717

Ampro ADLINK Technology, Inc.
5215 Hellyer Avenue, #110, San Jose, CA 95138, U.S.A.
Toll Free: +1-800-966-5200
Fax: +1-408-360-0222

LiPPERT ADLINK Technology, GmbH
Hans-Thoma-Str. 11, 68163 Mannheim, Germany
Toll Free: +1-800-966-5200
Tel: +49-621-432140
Fax: +49-621-4321430

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