Adlink PXIe-3987: Fast PXIe platform with a GPIB interface

The new PXIe-3987 controller is available with immediate effect from the German distributor Acceed. Equipped with the Intel i7-7820EQ 3.0 GHz quad core processor and up to 32GB DDR4 working memory with 2400 MHz, this extremely high performance controller is suitable for the most demanding of tasks in multitasking environments with several simultaneous and independent measurement or testing tasks. The integrated GPIB interface (Micro-D) is a highlight for fast data communication with Pcs and further external devices.

The PXIe-3987 from Adlink is a top performance category embedded controller which is suitable for installation in various Adlink chassis and was developed specially for use in hybrid PXIe-based test systems. The i7-7820EQ processor used with Kaby Lake architecture is uncompromisingly optimised for energy efficiency and performance and can be booted at a TDP of 45 W with turbo boost up to 3.7 GHz. If the system is configured accordingly, data throughput up to 16 GB/s is possible.

Corresponding with the targeted use options in the area of testing & measurement, the PXIe-3987 is neither sparing with its interfaces nor its storage capacity. Two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, two GbE ports (one for LAN and the other for controlling LXI measurement instruments), two display port sockets and the integrated GBIP (General Purpose Interface Bus) controller ensure the necessary flexibility in a wide variety of applications. Trigger I/Os for sophisticated PXI trigger functions and a programmable RS-232/422/485 interface round off the equipment. Acceed offers the controller either with pre-installed SATA HDD as of 500GB or with SSD as of 240GB.

The high availability required for reliable test systems is also achieved with the double BIOS backup. If the main BIOS has crashed, the system boots from the secondary BIOS and automatically restores the main BIOS. This can avoid costs and work for servicing. Moreover, the full metal housing elements protect electronic components and improve electromagnetic compatibility.

The high performance of the quad core controller PXI-3987 enable, in particular, the realisation of applications with increased requirements regarding data analysis or process data processing.

For example, the new Adlink controller forms an extremely high performance, reliable and secure platform for numerous laboratory applications and under industrial conditions with its proven 3-HE chassis PXES-2780 and 18 slots which is also available from Acceed.