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ADLINK Introduces MXE-5500 Series of Powerful Fanless Embedded Computers with 6th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
ADLINK Technology, Inc. Posted 07/25/2016
Compact footprint and easy deployment and maintenance empower industrial automation applications
San Jose, California – ADLINK Technology, a leading provider of building blocks and Application-Ready Intelligent Platforms (ARIPs) for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), announced the release of its new Matrix MXE-5500 Series, featuring 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors, and delivering outstanding performance with robust construction, rich I/O, and easy device access, all in a compact package. The MXE-5500 Series sustains reliable performance at -20°C to 70°C*, shock up to 100G, and vibration up to 5 Grms, making it an optimal solution for ITS, surveillance, and industrial and logistic automation applications. Moreover, AFM (Adaptive Function Module) capability offers fast application-specific access for medium volume operations, reducing development time by up to 50%.
Powerful, yet Compact
ADLINK’s MXE-5500 Series, equipped with 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7-6820EQ/i5-6440EQ/i3-6100E processors, boosts computing power by up to 30% over previous generation CPUs, delivers 30% faster graphics performance, and provides accelerated HW media codecs to support Ultra HD 4K display. Dual-channel DDR4 2133 MHz SO-DIMM sockets support up to 32 GB of memory, and the Series’ compact footprint is perfect for deployment in limited-space environments such as in-vehicle infotainment and CCTV applications.
Easy Maintenance, Easy Management
ADLINK’s MXE-5500 Series simplifies ownership tasking such as installation and maintenance with single-side access I/O featuring 2x DisplayPort + DVI-I, 4x GbE, 6x COM, 4x USB 3.0+4x USB 2.0, and 8x isolated DI/O. Storage options are also extremely flexible with 2x 2.5“ hot-swappable SATA III, 1x M.2 2280, and 1x CFast w/ RAID support, easing storage maintenance burdens. ADLINK's built-in SEMA® (Smart Embedded Management Agent) utility provides an intuitive GUI and easy-to-use programming library for enhanced system management. The MXE-5500 kicks up flexibility with maximum reliability for storage utilization and function expansion.
Scalable & Fast Customization Speeds Time-to-Market
Meeting the booming needs of mission-critical applications, systems must maximize tasking with the utmost dependability, all in a timely manner. In addition to abundant computing power, reliability and ruggedness are also critical requirements for harsh operating environments. ADLINK’s MXE-5500 embodies uniquely adaptive function module fulfilment for operations requiring fast customization, meeting demands for modular design with application-oriented I/O and domain-specific power supply. Reusable cross-generation compatibility and cross-platform (Intel® Atom™ /Intel® Core™ processor) functionality for scalability together simplify development challenges, thereby reducing time-to-market and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
Rugged Design & Reliability
The ADLINK MXE-5500 Series’ proven ruggedized construction improves on market standards with operating shock tolerance up to 100 G, withstanding vibration up to 5 Grms and offering extended operating temperatures of -20°C to 70°C*.
*Extended Temperature Option: Optional extension of operating temperature for Intel® Core™ i7 processor-equipped MXE-5501 to -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F) and for Intel® Core™ i5/i3 processor-equipped MXE-5502/5503 to -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F).
ADLINK Technology is enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) with innovative embedded computing solutions for edge devices, intelligent gateways and cloud services. ADLINK’s products are application-ready for industrial automation, communications, medical, defense, transportation, and infotainment industries. Our product range includes motherboards, blades, chassis, modules, and systems based on industry standard form factors, as well as an extensive line of test & measurement products and smart touch computers, displays and handhelds that support the global transition to always connected systems. Many products are Extreme Rugged™, supporting extended temperature ranges, shock and vibration.
ADLINK Technology is a Premier member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. The company is also active in several standards organizations, including PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), and Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGeT).
ADLINK is a global company with headquarters in Taiwan and manufacturing in Taiwan and China; 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 and is publicly traded on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).
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