ADLINK Technology introduced the Matrix MXE-1000 and MXC-2000 series of rugged and fanless I/O platforms based on the Intel Atom N270. The MXE-1000 provides embedded I/O functions and the MXC-2000 series offers configurable PCI and/or PCI Express slots. The MXE-1000 and MXC-2000 series include a specifically-designed single board computer to fit the respective fanless chassis that all heat-producing components come in direct contact with the aluminum shell. This allows for the widest operating temperature range among all off-the-shelf fanless computers. The Matrix series is currently available at a list prices starting at $550 and $750 for the MXE-1000 and MXC-2000, respectively.
The Matrix MXE-1000 and MXC-2000 series feature a -20 to 70°C temperature range, 5 G vibration, and cable-free durable structure. The MXE-1000 and MXC-2000 series are also the first to integrate ADLINK’s current I/O design into a computer platform for many application-specific uses. For instance, the compact design and comprehensive I/O of the MXE-1000 make it ideal for intelligent transportation, facility management, and environment monitoring applications. The MXC-2000 is ideal for industrial automation, factory control, and test instrumentation applications.
All connectors and components are mounted directly onto the PCB so there is no internal wiring. Such cable-free design significantly increases reliability and durability. The unique design of the MXC-2000 series enables very simple card installation and maintenance compared to other similar offerings on the market. PCI and/or PCI Express cards can be effortlessly installed or removed simply by loosening one screw.
The MXC-1000 series features Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), COM, USB ports, and dedicated GbE and 1394b interfaces to support cameras for outdoor or in-vehicle video/imaging applications. The MXC-2000 series includes configurations of two PCI slots or one PCI slot and one PCI Express slot, supporting ADLINK’s full lineup of PCI/PCI Express cards, in addition to third-party plug-in cards.
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