ADLINK Debuts Full-size PICMG(r) 1.3 SHB Featuring Intel(r) Q45 Express Chipset

The NuPRO-E320 provides Intel(r) Core(tm)2 Quad performance and DDR3 scalability for demanding x86 embedded systems applications including industrial control, automation, machine vision, intelligent transportation systems and telecommunications

The NuPRO-E320
The NuPRO-E320

August 12, 2009, San Jose, Calif – ADLINK Technology Inc. launched the NuPRO-E320, its latest PICMG® 1.3 full-sized System Host Board (SHB) supporting next generation Intel® Core™2 Quad/Duo processors on 45 nm process at up to 3.00 GHz. Dual-channel DDR3 800/1066 MHz memory is supported up to a maximum of 8 GB in two DIMM slots. Accompanied by the Intel® Q45 Express Chipset with 800/1066/1333 MHz front side bus, the NuPRO-E320 is the ideal solution for applications requiring high-performance computing and high data transfer speeds such as industrial control, automation, machine vision, intelligent transportation systems and telecommunications.

The NuPRO-E320 features DDR3 memory support, which provides an increase in data access bandwidth over DDR2 at lower power consumption. With DDR2 already at its performance limit, DDR3 allows continued performance scaling (1600+ Mb/s) with less power. The increased memory transfer rates combined with quad-core computing performance lets the NuPRO-E320 provide customers with the latest performance for their PICMG® 1.3 systems.

The PICMG® 1.3 specification allows users to take maximum advantage of the latest chipset functionalities, provides increased bandwidth capability, and allows flexible and simplified system design. The ADLINK NuPRO-E320's integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 provides built-in high performance graphics and also supports PCI Express® add-on graphics cards and video capture cards for today's industrial vision applications such as automated optical inspection (AOI) and other digital imaging tasks. The NuPRO-E320 PICMG® 1.3 SHB is fully compatible with ADLINK’s frame grabber cards such as the PCIe-RTV24 and PCIe-CPL64 (see Table 1).

ADLINK's NuPRO-E320 provides a complete array of I/O, storage, and expansion options. It supports one PCI Express® x16 and four PCI Express® x1 (or one x4) links to the backplane. The NuPRO-E320 also supports dual 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet for networking, 9x USB 2.0 ports and 4x SATA 3 Gb/s ports for other expansions. For data-protection, the NuPRO-E320 optionally supports Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 for secure storage of keys, passwords and digital certificates.

The NuPRO-E320 is fully compatible with ADLINK's PICMG® 1.3 full-size passive backplanes such as the EBP-5E1 and EBP-7E2 (see Table 1).

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Pricing and Availability

The NuPRO-E320 is currently available at a list price starting at $365.


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., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. 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, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).