AMFELTEC Corporation Launches PCI Express Cable Extender
TORONTO -- October 27, 2008 -- AMFELTEC Corporation, a leading provider of equipment dedicated to hardware/software development and electronic design manufacturing, has launched its PCI Express Cable Extender. The PCI Express Cable Extender supports plug-in x1 PCI express cards and connects to the host computer via standard CAT6 cable and PCI express host card.
PCI Express extenders are popular devices for debugging and verifying add-in PCI express cards. Extenders provide a PCI express platform that allows easy access to the logic signals on the board, overcurrent protection and hot swap capability. The AMFELTEC PCI Express Cable Extender introduces several additional futures over existing extenders:
* Mechanical stabilization (US Patent 7,255,570) for add-in PCI express card
* Easy access to the PCI express JTAG signals enables support for plug-in JTAG emulators or AMFELTEC Easy Loader™ for programming/loading CPLD/FPGA on add-in cards during production/development cycle
"By using the AMFELTEC PCI Express Cable Extender the designer can easily have access to debugging boards from any angle, rotate them during operation from top to bottom and vice versa. And most importantly get the 'noisy/bulky' host computer out of the way," says AMFELTEC Corporation President and CTO Michael Feldman. "To support these unique futures, all control LEDs on the Cable Extender are duplicated (on the top and on the bottom side) in addition to a patented solution for mechanical stabilization of PCI express add-in card."
The PCI Express Cable Extender is in full production today at USD $745.
Standard package for PCI Express Cable Extender includes:
* User manual
* Full schematic
* VHDL source code for on board programmable logic
* Software under Windows, Linux and FreeBSD OS
Additional information can be found by visiting the company website www.amfeltec.com.
See AMFELTEC at Embedded Systems Conference 2008, October 27-30, Boston, MA
About AMFELTEC Corporation
Founded in 1989 AMFELTEC is a privately-held company dedicated to the electronic design and engineering support of electronic manufactures. Having decades of expertise from highly-qualified hardware and software engineers in fully-equipped design and testing facilities, AMFELTEC continues to develop new products to enable design engineers to quickly assess their projects. The products also give contract manufactures and process engineers the ability to offer programming and engineering support for the designed products with relative ease.