2018 Year in Review
This year many new boards are offered to help you with all of your rugged I/O applications. Scroll through the list below to find one for your application.
Next year has great things happening, too! Watch for new XMC 10GbE modules, VPX 6U processor boards, and AcroPack mPCIe carriers for VPX, PCIe, CompactPCI Serial and COM Express Type 10 SFF Embedded computers.
AcroPack® communication modules target avionics databus applications with a high-performance design in a tiny footprint.
Acromag expands 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 provides 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-optimized 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.
New Multi-function I/O XMC Mezzanine Modules Feature A/D, D/A, and Digital I/O Channels to Conserve I/O Slots
The XMC730 provides flexible, high-density I/O with high-performance DMA to solve a variety of SWaP-challenges.
Acromag expands their general purpose I/O offering with an XMC version of their very popular PMC730 multi-function I/O module. The XMC730 performs analog input, analog output, digital I/O and counter/timer functions. Three models provide front 68-pin SCSI-2 I/O connection or rear P16 and P4 I/O connectors. These boards are designed for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications providing an abundance of I/O options to save I/O slots. A variety of carrier cards are available to host up to two XMC730 modules on VPX or PCI Express computer platforms. A conduction-cooled version is also offered, and boards start at less than $1,800.
New Quad-port Gigabit Ethernet XMC Modules Available in RJ45, SFP, and Rear I/O Versions to Meet a Variety of Application Requirements
Three new 1GbE Network Interface Card (NIC) mezzanine modules provide a flexible, high-density solution for Ethernet communication over fiber or copper media.
Acromag’s new XMC610 Series modules provide four independent gigabit Ethernet interface ports when used on VME, VPX, PCIe or other embedded computing carrier boards. The industry-leading Intel® I350 Ethernet Controller interfaces with the PCIe bus via four high-speed serial lanes on the XMC P15 connector. Three models are available. The XMC611 model offers four RJ45 connectors on the front panel for copper cabling while the XMC612 substitutes four SFP connectors to additionally support fiber optic media. The rear I/O model XMC613 routes four 1000BASE-T connections to the P16 connector and is compatible with conduction-cooling frames. Designed for COTS applications, these XMC modules are ideal for use in defense, aerospace, industrial, and scientific research computing systems. All versions are lead-free with prices starting at $670.
AcroPack® CAN bus modules target defense and avionics applications with high-density PCIe mezzanine supporting ARINC 825 and CANaerospace standards.
Acromag expands their offering of AcroPack rugged I/O modules based on the mPCIe standard with a new quad-channel isolated CAN bus interface card. The AP560 module provides four independent, isolated CAN bus channels. Each channel has a Holt H13111 CAN controller paired with an Analog Devices ADM3053 transceiver for high-performance and high-voltage isolation. Designed for defense and avionics applications, the controller is configurable to comply with ARINC 825 and CANaerospace standards. A variety of carrier cards are available to host up to four AcroPack I/O modules on PCI Express, VPX or XMC computer platforms.
AcroPack® PCIe Bus Interface boards drive up to 16 devices with continuous waveforms output from onboard memory without host intervention.
Acromag announced today an addition to their PCIe-based AcroPack® Series. The AP225 offers a 12-bit D/A converter and the AP235 features a 16-bit D/A converter voltage waveform output model. These mPCIe (Mini PCI Express) based boards provide output signals to drive up to 16 devices. Each output channel has its own 12 or 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The benefit of individual DACs is they are faster, and they eliminate glitches typically caused by the re-acquisition process of sample and holds found on multiplexed output boards. A 64K sample memory is shared between the sixteen channels for waveform storage on board. A down-facing plug-in 100 pin connector ensures a secure connection for the I/O without any cabling. These modules plug into AcroPack® PCIe, VPX, and XMC carriers in any combination for embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems. AcroPack AP225 and AP235 modules start at less than $1,100 and carriers at $750.