ADLINK Technology Rolls Out ATCA-6890 Processor Blade

4/7/2005 - ADLINK Technology Inc., a leading provider of Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA) products, is introducing a new advanced telecom platform building block, the ATCA-6890 processor blade. The ATCA-6890 is available in a dual processor configuration with the Low Voltage Intel® Xeon® processor 2.8 GHz with 800MHz System Bus, or a single processor configuration with the Intel® Xeon® processor 3.2 GHz with 800MHz System Bus. The ATCA-6890 also features the Intel® E7520 chipset and supports up to 16GB DDR2-400 memory.

The ATCA-6890 AdvancedTCA processor blade is intended for use in AdvancedTCA compliant platforms. Peripherals include six Gigabit Ethernet ports, one 10/100/1000Mbit Ethernet maintenance port, four USB 2.0 ports, two PMC sites, video (analog and flat panel), two parallel ATA ports, two Serial ATA ports, and two serial ports. Keyboard, mouse and printer functions are supported with USB, and a legacy PS/2 type connector is reserved on the Rear Transition Module (RTM).

“ADLINK is at the forefront in offering a rich portfolio of ATCA building blocks”, said Jeff Munch, ADLINK’s CTO. “Since the beginning of the ATCA initiative, ADLINK has been a key player, contributor and promoter. With the announcement of the ATCA-6890 we now have all the pieces an OEM needs to bring innovative solutions to the marketplace.”

“AdvancedTCA with Intel® Architecture processors is the platform of choice for telecom equipment manufacturers looking to quickly deliver new services for next generation networks," said Anthony Ambrose, general manager, Modular Platform Programs, Intel Communications Infrastructure Group. "With the new Low Voltage Intel® Xeon® processor built on the AdvancedTCA framework, equipment manufacturers are able to effectively meet customer demand with faster time-to-market."

ADLINK’s ATCA building blocks feature the latest Intel® Xeon® processor offerings and are based on the PICMG 3.0 specification, which is targeted for telecommunication equipment manufacturers. AdvancedTCA platforms are targeted for mission critical applications that require high functionality, reliability, serviceability, and manageability. ADLINK’s portfolio offerings include chassis, switches, management modules and single board computers.

Pricing & Availability
The ATCA-6890 is competitively priced at $4000 and is available from stock with OEM volume discounts.

ADLINK Technology Inc.
ADLINK Technology is a leading manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality PC based add-on cards for tests, 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 in the following product groups:

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