ADLINK Technology has introduced its PXI-3980, first quad-core PXI embedded controller featuring the high-performance Intel Core i7-2715QE 2.1 GHz processor, with up to 16 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 memory, for seamless execution in multitasking environments and reduced test times. The PXI-3980 features dual BIOS backup to reduce maintenance costs, multiple interfaces for connecting and controlling a wide variety of standalone instruments, user-friendly access design for easy maintenance, and support for hybrid PXI-based testing system control.
The ADLINK PXI-3980's innovative structure delivers high availability in reliable testing systems, including the adoption of dual BIOS backup, which allows—in the event of a main BIOS crash—the secondary BIOS to boot the system and recover the main BIOS, reducing maintenance costs and efforts. Easy maintenance makes battery, storage device, and SODIMM modules swap-out easier than ever. In addition, solid metal case elements protect electrical components and enhance electromagnetic compatibility.
In addition to optimum processing performance, the ADLINK PXI-3980 provides multiple interface choices for connecting and controlling a wide variety of standalone instruments, including two display ports supports for VGA + DVI, dual GbE ports, GBIP, and trigger I/O for advanced PXI trigger functions. The PXI-3980 also includes four USB 2.0 ports and dual hi-speed USB 3.0 ports for connection to storage, easily accessing data from system controllers with limited built-in data storage size and securing data with no storage damage issues. ADLINK provides the option of either a pre-installed HDD or Intel 520 Series SSD for unequaled performance and reliability.
“Implementation of modular instrumentation in high-performance automated test equipment (ATE) is a growing industry trend when complex testing tasks are to be administrated,” said Catherine Wu, Director of ADLINK's Measurement and Automation Product Segment. “ADLINK’s PXI-3980, featuring enhanced quad core CPU performance, specifically supports applications requiring intensive data analysis or processing."
The PXI-3980 supports Windows 7 32/64-bit, and Windows XP 32-bit operating systems. The PXI-3980 controller, combined with the ADLINK 3U 19-slot PXI-2719A chassis, is a winning combination for a wide variety of testing and measurement applications, such as wireless and RF testing.
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