ADLINK Announces Extreme Rugged™ COM Express™ Module Based on the Intel® Core™ i7 Processor

The Express-CBR delivers high performance computing power to
the most demanding extreme rugged applications.

ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading global provider of ruggedized embedded products, announced the Ampro by ADLINK™ Express-CBR, the latest Extreme Rugged™ COM Express™ Type 2 Computer-on-Module (COM) of the product lineup. The Express-CBR COM Express™ module combines the latest high-performance Intel® Core™i7 processor running at up to 2.0 GHz with the advanced Mobile Intel® QM57 Express chipset. The Express-CBR is designed for use in applications deployed in the harshest environments where high performance in all aspects of the design is required.

Targeted application areas for the Express-CBR module include the aerospace, military, defense, transportation, and gaming industries. Wherever extreme ruggedness capability and advanced performance are required, the Express-CBR offers a powerful and suitable solution.

The Express-CBR achieves hardware ruggedness by careful component selection and an extreme-rugged design methodology that gives reliable operation over a wide power supply range from 9 V to 16 V and over the extended temperature range of -40˚C to 85˚C.

The Express-CBR also provides an extensible firmware interface (EFI) for a highly reliable, proven, versatile, and adaptable BIOS layer that allows streamlined implementation of custom design-specific baseboard features. The powerful capabilities provided by the EFI enable more in-depth control than ever before of the pre-boot and boot environments.

"While many module solutions emphasize performance, the combination of such high performance and extreme rugged capability in this small form factor really sets the Express-CBR apart," said PJ Go, general manager at ADLINK. "Customers operating high-reliability and graphics-intensive applications in harsh environments will greatly benefit from this latest addition to our Ampro by ADLINK™ product portfolio."

The Express-CBR is equipped with the Intel® Core™i7 processor which integrates CPU, memory controller, and graphics core together. Also supported is the Intel® QM57 Express chipset, which is an integrated two-chip solution that delivers power management capabilities and necessary technologies for embedded applications. The Express-CBR provides high performance 3D graphics with outputs including CRT, single/dual channel 18/24-bit LVDS, Embedded DisplayPort, and discrete graphics expansion using one PCI Express® x8 port. The Express-CBR supports advanced technologies from Intel®, such as: the Intel® Turbo-Boost technology providing an extra 25% performance boost and the Intel® Hyper-Threading technology providing additional performance and security. Intel® Anti-Theft Technology, which enhances physical security, is also supported.

The Express-CBR supports up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory and provides onboard I/O interfaces for Gigabit Ethernet, eight USB 2.0 parts, four SATA port, and an IDE (PATA) channel. Legacy support is also provided for PCI, LPC, SMBus, and I2C. The Express-CBR supports a wide range of industry-leading OS solutions, including Microsoft® Windows® 7, Wind River® Vxworks® 6.7, Microsoft® Windows® CE 6.0, and QNX 6.3.


ADLINK Technology ( provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, and a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

Contact Information

ADLINK Technology Inc.

5215 Hellyer Ave. #110
San Jose, CA, 95138

tele: 1.408.360.0200
toll-free: 1.866.4.ADLINK

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