Adlink launches fanless quad-core Intel Core i7 computers, keeps its cool with mobile connectivity

Adlink's announced a new series of quad-core computers that laugh in the face of overheating. Apparently forgoing the need for fan installation, its Matrix MXE-5300 line-up covers Intel Core i7, i5, and i3 processor setups and are tweaked especially for wireless optimization with 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The MXE-5300 is peppered with six USB ports, four serial ports, ethernet, two Mini-PCIe and a single USIM slot. The embedded PCs are geared towards in-vehicle multimedia systems and the ever-so-slightly less interesting likes of factory automation. Well, something has to tell those robots what to do.

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ADLINK Launches 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor-Based Fanless Embedded Computer

ADLINK's MXE-5300 enhances wireless optimization for 3G/WiFi/BT/GPS support, ideal for intelligent transportation and factory automation applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading global provider of trusted I/O platforms, announces the release of the new Matrix MXE-5300 series of rugged, quad core, fanless computers, based on the high performance 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processor and QM67 chipset. The MXE-5300 is the ultimate Matrix fanless embedded computer, featuring top-of-the-line processor performance, outstanding wireless optimization capability, robust mechanical design, and Intel® AMT 7.0 support. The MXE-5300's combined features make it an ideal choice for intelligent transportation, in-vehicle multimedia, and surveillance and factory automation applications.

Outstanding Wireless Optimization
"We've found that rapid growth in wireless technologies has boosted development of embedded applications, such as more efficient cargo management via reader and wireless relay to control centers," said Kenny Chang, Director of ADLINK's I/O platform product center. "The ADLINK MXE-5300 features wireless optimization. With our optional RF Matching Module, the MXE-5300 provides enhanced wireless performance to support 300m 802.11 a/b/g/n accessibility with a minimum bandwidth of 1Mbps, 100M operating range for Bluetooth 3.0 support, WCDMA for HSDPA CAT.10, HSUPA CAT.6, and reduced GPS cold start time of 25 seconds. The MXE-5300's outstanding wireless optimization capability easily meets and exceeds customer needs."

Evolved Mechanical Design
The ADLINK's MXE-5300 features performance-enhancing mechanical and thermal design, including customized copper conduits to enhance thermal dissipation efficiency, memory and storage stabilizers to withstand the challenges of high-vibration environments, and an anodized aluminum alloy chassis to prevent corrosion. With industrial SSD storage devices, the MXE-5300 provides an extended market-leading operating temperature range of up to -20 degrees C to 70 degrees C for reliable performance of varied applications in mission-critical and harsh environments. Furthermore, with the MXE-5300's unique thumbscrew design, replacement or swapping of HDD and RAM/mini PCIe modules is easier than ever, lowering maintenance costs and increasing flexibility.

Rich I/O Capability
The MXE-5300 supports rich I/O interfaces, including 4 serial ports, 6 USB ports (2 USB 3.0), 4 isolated digital I/Os and 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports. In addition, the MXE-5300 provides 2 Mini-PCIe and 1 USIM slots for wireless needs. Intel® AMT 7.0, accommodated on the MXE-5300 enables remote monitoring and control over embedded devices via the Internet, remote system reboot in the event of OS failure, and system disconnect from the web when malicious intrusion is detected, preventing migration to other devices.