ADLINK Technology PCES-8581-4S/4L PCIe-to-PCI Expansion Systems

Ampro by ADLINK PCES-8581-4S/4L PCIe-to-PCI Expansion Systems are the latest smart expansion systems, harnessing the bandwidth potential of the PCI Express. They enable computers with a PCI Express slot to remotely manage and control up to 4 PCI devices at seven meters away, using the high-speed PCI Express interface. These expansion systems operate in 32-bit/33MHz configuration and come with complete end-to-end hardware and software transparency for the host system. Hardware devices installed in the expansion system behave and work as if they are directly installed into the host system, requiring no additional drivers or software installation. The host system may be separated from the expansion system at up to seven meters using high-quality shielded twisted copper cables. The robust and reliable PCI Express-to-PCI expansion systems are suited for portable test and measurement applications with high-density I/O requirements, and for use in hazardous industrial control and automation environments.


  • PCI Express-based control of PCI
  • High-speed PCI Express x1 interface
  • Compatible with 5V and 3.3V PCI signaling
  • 32-bit/33MHz PCI interface support
  • PCES-8581-4S expand four half-size PCI slots in a shoebox-size wall-mount chassis with a built-in 200W power supply
  • PCES-8581-4L expands four full-size PCI slots in a wall-mount chassis with a built-in 200W power supply
  • Extension distance of up to 7 meters (extension cables at 1m, 3m, and 7m)
  • Comprehensive hardware and software transparency
  • Compliant with:
    • PCI Express® Base Specification Rev. 1.0a
    • PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specification, Revision 1.2
    • PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 3.0


  • Operating temperature: 0ºC to 50ºC
  • Storage temperature: -20ºC to 80ºC
  • Relative humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing

Applications in Hazardous Industrial Control & Automation Environments

ADLINK Technology PCES-8581-4S/4L PCIe-to-PCI Expansion Systems
Published: 2012-10-30 | Updated: 2022-03-11