Edge Connect Overview
Addressing the needs of small form factor (SFF) embedded systems, the Edge-Connect architecture allows designers
to deploy intelligent controllers directly onto equipment and machinery in benign or rugged environments to enable small, mobile or distributed computing applications.
A microcontroller and EEPROM located on the connected expansion board (s) manages the I/O configuration plug and play functionality. All configuration data are stored in this ADL EEProm. The Peripheral or Backplane board communicates its configuration data to the CPU-Board via SMB. This enables an uncomplicated and self-configuring IO extension.
|CONNECTOR||BAseCon 140 Pin|
|HIGHSPEED INTERFACE||2x PCIe x1 Lane|
|USB INTERFACE||2x USB 2.0|
|STORAGE INTERFACE||2x SATA 3 Gb/s|
|OTHERS||PWR-BTN, Reset, SM-Bus|
Edge Connect Evolution
Shown at left is the standalone ADLE3800SEC SBC. The Edge Connect architecture allows for easy customer-specific expansion of the ADLE3800SEC for added functionality and features as shown in the center. Pictured at right is the completed solution. For a variety of applications, this can brings a number of benefits to the customer including:
Edge Connect Applications
This actual ADLE3800SEC Host-CPU SBC is in ultra-compact 75mm x 75mm form factor.
Designed as a full-featured, standalone board for a wide range of industrial embedded applications.
The Edge-Connect architecture allows for added I/O expansion and connectors in a variety of baseboard/breakout board configurations
(flat,vertical, odd-shapes, etc.) for applications including:
• UAV and UUV Unmanned Systems
• Industrial Control Systems
• Government & Defense
• Video Surveillance
• Small Scale Robotics
• Remote Datalogging
• Man-Wearable Computing
• Factory 4.0, IoT, or Cloud Applications
A common Expansion-Board-form factor actual is designed by ADL and named "L-Peripheral".
Its used in the next generation of upcoming ADL EPC-Series (like the ADLEPC1600E).
The ADL L-Peripheral is easy to integrate and gives the flexibility to design your own matching expansion board
a vayst choice of common industrial connectivities like GbLAN, SATA or M.2 (PCIe and/or AHCI) sockets.