TORONTO – October 30, 2012 – AMFELTEC Corporation (www.amfeltec.com), a leading supplier of electronic equipment for hardware/software developers, original equipment manufacturers and system integrators, has announced support for the Gen2 PCI Express specification with bandwidth 5 Gbit/sec. for its PCI Express Cable Extender.
The PCI Express Cable Extender is a unique tool in the market that allows debugging or verification of PCI express boards (UUT) outside the computer chassis. It provides a universal platform with easy access to logic signals on the add-in PCI Express board from any angle. It also offers over-current protection and hot swap capabilities.
AMFELTEC Cable Extender connects to the Host computer via a 7-foot cable and x1 PCI express or ExpressCard® interface board.
The AMFELTEC PCI Express Cable Extender introduces several additional features over existing extenders:
- Mechanical stabilization for an add-in PCI express card (U.S. Patent 7,255,570)
- Easy access to the PCI express board JTAG signals
- Ability to test PCI Express boards in any chassis
- Frees up working space from a Host computer
- Reduces noise by keeping a Host computer chassis closed
“Today, electronic devices are very dense and electronic components are extremely small, so there is little way to debug modern PCI Express boards by using traditional extenders,” says Michael Feldman, President and CTO at AMFELTEC Corporation. “Our AMFELTEC PCI Express Cable Extender allows designers to debug PCI Express boards in any desktop computer chassis, 1U/2U rack mountable servers or Blade Servers.”
”By using our cable extenders, designers have full access to any place on the test board. Test boards can be rotated during an operation from top to bottom. Host computer can also be closed and moved out of the way for noise reduction and even frees up valuable working space,” adds Michael Feldman.
The PCI Express Cable Extender is now in full production and is shipping immediately. For more information view our demonstration video (www.youtube.com/amfeltec) or visit www.amfeltec.com.
About AMFELTEC Corporation
Founded in 1989, AMFELTEC is a privately owned 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 innovative products for different market segments, which enable design engineers to quickly assess their projects.