New COM Express Type 10 Carrier Card 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.
Acromag broadens their family of rugged AcroPack mini-PCIe I/O module carrier card. With the new Model ACEX4041 which also 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. Plus with provisions for both M.2 and SATA SSD data storage plus a variety of peripherals on-board. Ports for two RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0, two RS232, one Mini-DisplayPort, and audio connections are also included.
Firstly, the four AcroPack I/O slots provide a reliable PCIe mini card interface. For a mix of analogue, digital, serial, FPGA, avionics and other I/O functions. Secondly, four 68-pin VHDCI connectors securely route the field I/O to the AcroPack modules without any loose internal cables. Also, AcroPack I/O modules are rated for -40 to 85°C operation and conduction cooling. Power is sourced from a 10-36V DC and/or ATX supply with redundant, auto-switch power capability. A development system package is offered to simplify evaluation and proof-of-concept engineering efforts in a lab.
COM Express Type 10 Carrier Card Applications
The COM Express Type 10 Carrier Card is designed for defence, industrial, and mobile embedded computing systems. The ACEX4041 is ideal for small form factor (SFF) test & measurement, data acquisition & control, communication, avionics, simulation, and signal processing applications. It is well-suited for systems with size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) limitations. More than 25 AcroPack modules are available to 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. The COM Express Mini Size Type 10 slot can also host Intel Core™ i7 processors and other compatible computer-on-module processors on the market.
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 to its integrated external connectors. Thus eliminating internal cables and metalwork modifications. Software tools support embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems.
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