Acromag’s ARCX embedded computer is a customizable-off-the-shelf (COTS), SWaP optimized deployable solution. This rugged, small form factor mission computer is designed for extreme rugged and MIL-AERO applications. This true COTS solution uses the Acromag COM Express Type 6 product platform.

Typical applications include military/aerospace deployable systems such as: vetronics, C4ISR, payload management, as well as command and control for drones and robotics. More specifically the ARCX is perfect as a portable data acquisition system in an aircraft by adding a 1553 interface board to a dual unit. Add a FPGA and high-speed graphics card for high-speed video transfer. For multi-sensor monitoring on mobile applications simply add a CAN bus interface.

High-Performance CPU

Intel’s multi-core processors provides enhanced capabilities for floating-point intensive computations, media, graphics, and security. Better power efficiency reduces heat and allows smaller, lighter designs with more portability.

Cutting-edge technology features programmable power limits, allowing the user to “dial-down” the maximum power consumption of the CPU in systems where heat and/or power is a concern.

Rugged Military Design

The ARCX is designed and tested to meet IP67 ratings for reliably sealed protection from dust and limited immersion.

Thick circuit boards and advanced thermal management allow the computer to operate reliably under hostile conditions. This rugged computer can withstand extended temperatures. Shock and vibration has been tested to MIL-STD-810 specifications.

The front panel features 38999 type high-speed cylindrical connectors for extended I/O interfacing. Optional power filter is designed to meet the requirements of MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275. Optional removable solid state drives allows for a variety of configurations including quick security access. Load the operating system on one drive and then collect data on the other drive.

Customizable Expansion

The ARCX offers great flexibility to meet ever-changing requirements for long-term applications with its customizable-off-the-shelf (COTS) design. PMC, XMC, Mini PCIe and mSATA slots allow the addition of specialized I/O, storage, and FPGA modules. Optional removable solid state drives allow large amounts of data storage plus quick security access.

The ARCX1100 is a customizable-off-the-shelf (COTS), SWaP-optimized deployable computing solution. This rugged, small form factor computer is designed for a variety of defense and industrial applications. For maximum flexibility, the modular platform combines a carrier card hosting a COM Express Type 10 CPU and a mix of AcroPack I/O modules to support a variety of communication, monitoring and control functions. Front ports offer easy access to gigabit Ethernet, USB, video, and COM signals. High-density connectors simplify interfacing field signals.

Typical applications include deployable systems such as: vetronics, C4ISR, payload management, as well as command and control for drones and robotics. The ARCX1100 is perfect as a portable communication system with the ability to add A/D, D/A, discrete I/O, RS-232/485, CAN bus, Ethernet, FPGA, MIL-STD-1553, and other signal interfaces. Using AcroPack plug-in I/O modules provides a more rugged alternative to mini PCIe modules that eliminates the need for internal cables. More than 25 AcroPack models are available to meet your I/O requirements.

ARCX1100 Key Features and Benefits

  • Intel Atom COM Express Type 10 module (Apollo Lake)
  • Four AcroPack / mini PCIe slots for field I/O
    • A/D and D/A analog I/O
    • Digital I/O and counter/timers
    • Serial communication
    • Ethernet communication
    • CANbus communication
    • Mil-STD 1553 and ARINC 429
    • FPGA signal processing
    • Many more
  • Ports available
    • Four field I/O 68-pin CHAMP
    • Two GbE RJ45 ports
    • Mini-DisplayPort
    • Two USB 3.0 ports
    • Two COM RS232 ports
  • One M.2 site
  • One SATA connector
  • -40 to 71°C extended temperature range
  • Wide range DC input power with redundancy

ARCX-4000 Key Features and Benefits

  • 4th Generation Intel Core i7
  • Programmable power limits
  • IP67 NEMA rating
  • MIL-STD-810F environmental specification
  • Optional power filter
  • Wide range DC input power
  • Provides access to standard computer peripherals via Type 6 COM Express CPU
  • Ports available – varies by model
    • Two HDMI/DVI ports or three display ports
    • One VGA port
    • Three or two USB 2.0 ports
    • One SATA port
    • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports
    • Two COM RS232/485 ports
    • Audio
  • Fault/Status LED
  • Two mPCIe/mSATA slots
  • PMC/XMC expansion
  • Dual/Quad SSD drive bay (optional)
  • Two or four SATA SSD drive bays
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