ADLINK Introduces PCI-7260 High-Power Relay Output Card

10/28/2005 - ADLINK Technology Inc. announced a new high-power relay output card, the PCI-7260. As the world’s first true high-power relay output card for automation and machine control, the PCI-7260 comes with very impressive features. Each of its eight channels switches 5A currents at 250VAC or 30VDC. It has a front panel connector allowing for both carrying high currents and easy wiring. The PCI-7260 also offers eight isolated digital input channels with debouncing circuits to eliminate signal interference.

The PCI-7260 is equipped with safety considerations. Trace space, trace width and copper thickness were carefully designed following the EN61010-1 safety standards to carry high currents over a PCB. A high-power pluggable connector replaced the traditional D-Sub connector to support an 8A-rated current. Further, the PCI-7260 has an emergency shutdown function to switch all relays to a safety mode. This is accomplished by sending a digital signal to the EMG_SHDN input from the front panel.

The PCI-7260 supports a 3.3V and 5V Universal PC bus and runs Windows 98/NT/XP and Linux operating systems. It offers advanced features including high-switching capacity and safety making the PCI-7260 the ideal choice for industrial automation and machine control applications.

Pricing & Availability
The PCI-7260 is competitively priced starting at $340 and is available with OEM discounts in volume.

About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology is a leading manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality PC based add-on cards for test & measurement, automation and process control industries. ADLINK is also quickly emerging as a leader in industrial computing products with innovative passive backplane and CompactPCI platforms. ADLINK products are marketed globally through direct sales offices for OEM customers and an extensive network of worldwide sales channels.

The company has over 30% of its employees in research and development for the following product groups:

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