ADLINK Debuts 6U CompactPCI(r) Universal Processor Blade with Optional Extended Temperature Range and Rugged Conduction Cooling

The energy-efficient cPCI-6880 series features the Intel(r) 45 nm Core(tm)2 Duo processor and is suitable for Military, Transportation, Aviation and Communications markets.


July 29, 2009, San Jose, Calif – ADLINK Technology Inc., a leading provided of CompactPCI products, announced the release of the cPCI-6880 series of 6U CompactPCI® blades featuring the 45 nm Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T9400 with a 2.53 GHz core speed, 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB, and a 40 W typical total power consumption. The cPCI-6880 utilizes the latest Mobile Intel® GM45 Graphics Memory Controller Hub, supporting dual-channel DDR2-800 SDRAM on one SO-DIMM socket and an optional 4 GB of soldered onboard memory for a maximum of 8 GB.

By balancing computing performance and power consumption in a CompactPCI blade for the embedded market, the cPCI-6880 is the ideal solution for transportation, military and mission critical applications, with its soldered memory and optional extended operating temperature range of -20° to +70°C. To meet the needs of applications in harsh environments with extreme thermal range, vibration, shock or other stresses, a rugged conduction-cooled version with the same electronic design as the cPCI-6880, the CT-60, will be available in Q4 of 2009.

With the Intel® 45 nm Core™2 Duo processor, GM45 Express Chipset and integrated Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, the cPCI-6880 not only provides excellent computing performance but also graphics efficiency with a 40% improvement on the 3DMark06 score over the previous generation GME965. A DVI-I interface is provided on the front panel and VGA is routed to the Rear Transition Module (RTM). The cPCI-6880 can be operated in a system slot as master or in a peripheral slot (universal mode) to meet compute-density needs.

The cPCI-6880 Series accommodates a 2.5” Serial ATA hard drive directly mounted on the SBC and RTM, an optional CompactFlash® slot and built-in 4 GB USB NAND flash for additional storage options. Available I/O includes four GbE ports (two on the front panel, two for rear I/O or PICMG 2.16), three USB 2.0 ports, and one RJ-45 serial port.

For I/O expansion, the cPCI-6880 Series offers one PCI-X 64-bit/66 MHz PMC site and user defined I/O signals to the rear I/O. Available RTMs additionally provide three SATA ports, five USB 2.0 ports, two RS-232 serial ports, two GbE ports, PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, Mic-in and Line-out ports and 68-pin Ultra 320 SCSI interface with hardware RAID 1 capability.

The cPCI-6880 Series is validated for use with Microsoft® Windows XP Professional and x64 Edition, Windows Vista x64 Edition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 and Vxworks 6.6.

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Pricing and Availability

The cPCI-6880 is currently available at a list price of $2,299.


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).