Acromag’s New COM Express® Type 10 Carrier Hosts Four AcroPack® mPCIe I/O Modules for a Mix of Processing Functions on a Mini-ITX Platform
Acromag’s newest carrier board interfaces four I/O module slots to an Intel® Atom® COM Express, CPU module on a Mini-ITX format for a variety of data acquisition and control applications.
Wixom, MI – November 4, 2019 – Acromag broadens their family of rugged AcroPack mini-PCIe I/O module carrier cards with the new Model ACEX4041, which hosts a COM Express® Type 10 processor module. The Mini-ITX form factor board interfaces four plug-in AcroPack I/O modules to an Intel Atom® E3950 (Apollo Lake) CPU module with provisions for both M.2 and SATA SSD data storage and a variety of peripherals on-board. Further, there are ports for two RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0, two RS232, one Mini-DisplayPort, and audio connections.
Four AcroPack I/O slots provide a reliable PCIe mini card interface for a mix of analog, digital, serial, FPGA, avionics, and other I/O functions. Four 68-pin VHDCI connectors securely route the field I/O to the AcroPack modules without any loose internal cables. AcroPack I/O modules support conduction-cooling and have an operational temperature rating of -40 to 85°C. Power is sourced from a 10-36V DC and/or ATX supply with redundant, auto-switch power capability. A development system package is offered; simplifying evaluation and proof-of-concept engineering efforts in a lab.
ACEX4041: Designed for a Variety of Data Acquisition and Control Applications
The ACEX4041 is designed for defense, industrial, and mobile embedded computing systems, and is well-suited for systems with SWaP-C limitations. The card is ideal for:
- small form factor (SFF) test and measurement
- data acquisition and control
- signal processing applications
AcroPacks perform A/D, D/A, discrete I/O, RS232/485, MIL-STD-1553, CAN bus, Gigabit Ethernet, and other functions. Third-party mPCIe modules are supported for use in the AcroPack slots. An additional feature that the COM Express Mini Size Type 10 slot offers is the ability to host Intel Core™ i7 processors and other compatible computer-on-module processors.
“This versatile SFF carrier card brings powerful modular embedded computing and flexible I/O signal processing capabilities to a standard Mini ITX platform,” states Robert Greenfield, Acromag’s Business Development Manager. “It’s easy to integrate within a custom system or mount in a rugged enclosure.”
AcroPack mezzanine modules improve on the mini PCI Express by adding a down-facing 100-pin connector that securely routes the I/O through a carrier card to its integrated external connectors. This results in the elimination of internal cables and metalwork modifications. Acromag offers more than 25 AcroPack® models for data acquisition, signal processing, test and measurement, command/control, and network communication. Software tools support embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems.
Founded in 1957, Acromag, Inc. designs and manufactures high-tech industrial electronics. An international corporation headquartered near Detroit, Michigan with a global network of sales representatives and distributors; Acromag offers a complete line of embedded computing and I/O solutions. These lines include; general purpose I/O boards, single-board computers, FPGA modules, embedded computers, COM Express products, mezzanine modules, wiring accessories, and software. Industries served include military, aerospace, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and scientific research laboratories.
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