ADLINK Announces Compact COM Express(r) Type 6 Module Featuring High Performance and Ultra-Low Power Consumption

Mobile 4th generation Intel(r) Core(tm) processor with built-in GT3 graphics core provides outstanding graphics performance and multiple display outputs

March 4, 2014 – San Jose, CA – ADLINK Technology Inc., a global provider of embedded building blocks and Application Ready Intelligent Platforms (ARIPs), today announced its new offering, the cExpress-HL COM Express® Type 6 Compact size computer-on-module (COM), which takes full advantage of the mobile 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor (formerly known as Haswell-ULT) to provide a compact, high-performance COM solution with outstanding graphics capabilities. The cExpress-HL targets embedded systems in medical, digital signage, gaming, video conferencing and industrial automation that need outstanding CPU and graphics performance, but are constrained by either size or thermal management requirements.

The ADLINK cExpress-HL features a mobile 4th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor at 1.7 to 3.3 GHz with Intel® HD Graphics 5000 (GT3), delivering up to 50 percent higher graphics performance than the previous generation graphics card, while still keeping thermal design power (TDP) under 15 watts. The small footprint of Intel's system-on-chip solution allows it to fit onto the COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 Compact size form factor of 95 x 95mm. Though small in size, the cExpress-HL provides rich I/O and wide-bandwidth data throughput: three independent displays (two DDI channels and one LVDS), four PCIe x1 or one PCIe x4 (Gen2), four SATA 6 Gb/s, two USB 3.0 ports and six USB 2.0 ports.

The cExpress-HL is equipped with ADLINK's Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA), which provides functions including watchdog timer, temperature and other board information monitoring, and fail-safe BIOS support—all to ensure system reliability. SEMA allows users to monitor and manage standalone, connected or remote systems through a cloud-based interface.

To accelerate customers' system development, a COM Express Type 6 Starter Kit is available. The kit includes a COM Express Type 6 reference carrier board, adapter cards, debug board, board support packages and all necessary cabling and documentation.

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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 Systems Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance, an Executive Member of the PC/104 Consortium, an initial member of SGeT (Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies), a Strategic Member of the AXIe Consortium, and a member of VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA). ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).