Acromag Introduces New MIL-STD-1553 Communication Modules on a Ruggedised Mini-PCIe Form Factor
AcroPack® communication modules target avionics databus applications with a high-performance design in a tiny footprint.
Acromag have recently expanded their offering of AcroPack rugged I/O modules. Based on the PCI Express mini card standard with two new MIL-STD-1553 communication modules.
The AP571 provides single function MIL-STD-1553 communication and the AP572 provide full multi-function databus communication. Both models provide one dual redundant channel with four open/ground avionics level discrete I/O signals in addition to IRIG-B I/O and Trigger I/O.
A high performance SoC architecture features dual-core RISC processors tightly coupled to large programmable logic for host CPU offload and real-time functionality. With 128MB global RAM on-board for data scheduling and buffering, the module can operate dependably at full bus rates. Designed for COTS applications, these mPCIe mezzanine modules deliver a SWaP-optimised solution for avionics test, simulation, and monitoring applications.
A variety of carrier cards are available to host a mix of up to four AcroPack I/O modules on PCI Express, VPX or XMC computer platforms.
The advanced hardware architecture provides generous computing and memory resources guaranteeing all functions can run concurrently at full performance specifications.
AcroPack mezzanine modules improve on the mini PCI Express architecture. By adding a down-facing 100-pin connector that securely routes the I/O through a carrier card without any loose internal cabling. Carrier cards in PCIe, VPX, and XMC formats let you combine up to four I/O function modules from more than 25 available models in a single computer slot. Therefore, software tools support embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems.
All the key features and functions from Acromag’s larger platforms are now available in a very small package!
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