New SFF Embedded Computer Mates COM Express Type 10 CPU with Four Industrial I/O Modules for Signal Processing and Control Tasks

Acromag’s new fanless PC is SWAP-C optimized with an efficient Intel® Atom® CPU module and four AcroPack ruggedized mini PCIe I/O expansion slots for a variety of data acquisition applications.

Acromag ARCX1100

Wixom, MI – April 2, 2020 – Acromag introduces a new rugged, small form factor (SFF) embedded computer system with modular I/O for signal processing, communication, and control functions. The ARCX1100 is optimized for size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) with a COM Express Type 10 CPU and four slots for Acromag’s plug-in AcroPack® I/O modules. Overall size with an integrated removable SSD bay is just 7.6 x 7.6 x 3.25 inches and 4.55 lbs. Fanless, extended temperature operation from -40 to 71°C is supported with an Intel® Atom® E3950 (Apollo Lake) processor and four AcroPack I/O modules installed. Peripherals include two RJ45 gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0, two RS232, mini DisplayPort, and audio ports, plus M.2 and SATA data storage connectors. Four 68-pin VHDCI connectors securely route field I/O to the AcroPack modules without any loose internal cables to interface a mix of analog, digital, serial, FPGA, avionics, and other I/O signals.

Rugged Design

Designed for defense, industrial, and mobile embedded computing systems, the ARCX1100 is ideal for test & measurement, data acquisition & control, communication, avionics, simulation, and signal processing applications. The rugged design is engineered to withstand 50g shock and 5g vibration. 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. Power is sourced from a 10-36V DC supply. A water-resistant connector cover is also available to seal and secure the cabling.

“Compact, rugged, and extremely versatile, the ARCX1100 provides high-performance embedded computing in a simple, affordable package. The modular design combining a low-power mini COM Express processor with up to four AcroPack I/O modules offers unprecedented flexibility and upgrade-ability without compromising reliability,” states Robert Greenfield, Acromag’s Business Development Manager.

About AcroPacks

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; therefore eliminating internal cables and metalwork modifications. Carrier cards for rack-mount, field-deployable, industrial chassis, desktop, and small mezzanine computing platforms let you combine up to four I/O function modules on one computer board. More than 25 models are available for data acquisition, signal processing, test & measurement, command/control, and network communication applications. Furthermore, software tools support embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems.

About Acromag

Founded in 1957, Acromag, Inc. designs and manufactures high-tech industrial electronics. They are 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 including 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.

For more information about Acromag products, call Inside Sales at (248) 295-0310 or Marketing Communications at (248) 295-0866.