The ADL Edge-Connect Architecture:
at the heart of ADLES’ family of industrial computers is a feature-rich modular Edge-Connect architecture.By multiplexing available high-speed PCIe X1 lanes with USB 3.0 and SATA ports, while also providing additional power control, DisplayPort, SMBus, and LED functionality, the edge-connect architecture is optimized for SMALL size, but provides BIG expansion possibilities from low-profile horizontal to small-footprint vertical configurations.
Addressing the needs of small form factor (SFF) embedded systems, the Edge-Connect architecture allows designers to deploy intelligent controllers directly onto equipment and machinery in benign or rugged environments to enable small, mobile or distributed computing applications. A microcontroller and EEPROM located on the connected expansion board(s) manages the I/O configuration plug and play functionality. All configuration data are stored in this ADL EEProm. The Peripheral or Backplane board communicates its configuration data to the CPU-Board via SMB. This enables an uncomplicated and self-configuring IO extension.
For a variety of applications, this can brings a number of benefits to the customer including:
• Ability to use a single SBC across products and applications to provide stability of CPU, software, firmware and hardware revisions.
• Allows for easy future CPU upgrades…simply unplug the SBC, and plug in the new.
• Custom expansion boards allow for perfect fit of the overall solution.
The flat configuration, could easily be built to different shape, attached vertically, or even stacked above the CPU.
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