ADLINK Technology has released a new industrial ATX motherboard, the IMB-M43H. It supports both 6th Gen Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors and is compatible with Windows 7, and 7th Gen Intel Core processors. The IMB-M43H supports motion/vision integration to give application-specific platforms a competitive price/performance ratio.
Owners of factories and manufacturing plants spend a significant amount of their resources on maintaining computer controlled automation systems, and keeping competitive in terms of system performance, time-to-market and total-cost-of-ownership is their most critical business challenge. The IMB-M43H’s dedicated mainstream expansion slots include one PCI Express Gen3 x16 slot, one PCI Express Gen2 x4 slot and five PCI slots.
The benefit of the IMB-M43H are practically unlimited. It fits well in traditional machine automation applications in the semiconductor and Flat Panel Display (FPD) industries where motion control, machine vision and optical inspection operations are critical. Next is state-of-the-art Industrial IoT solutions where collaboration between machines, humans and enterprise systems is essential.
“Upgrading existing industrial automation computer systems with the increased computing power of the latest generation of Intel processors while maintaining support for existing operating systems, like Windows 7, and legacy I/O connectivity, such as multiple PCI slots, PS/2, COM and VGA ports, just makes good financial sense, and that’s exactly what the new IMB-M43H achieves,” said Sam Chiu, product manager of ADLINK’s Embedded Platform and Modules Business Unit.
The IMB-M43H also features superior I/O ruggedness to enhance operational stability, including a unique power design that ensures stable power for each USB port at 5V +/-5%. It accommodates integration of ADLINK’s full spectrum of frame grabbers, motion controllers and data acquisition cards, and¾ with the clear benefits of ADLINK’s comprehensive expertise and experience¾ delivers an industry-leading, application-specific platform with versatile ADLINK I/O cards for automation applications.
The IMB-M43H provides limitless PCI Express expansion options for frame grabbers, digitizers and high-resolution dynamic signal acquisition and generation modules. Multiple PCI expansion options for motion and I/O control enable instant implementation of machine vision and industrial automation operations.