Acromag’s New AcroPack® Carrier Cards Offer More I/O Options for VPX, XMC and PCI Express Embedded Systems
AcroPack® Series of I/O mezzanine modules and carriers provide a cost-effective solution for a modular approach to system assembly enabling application-specific customization.
By Robert Greenfield, Business Development Manager | March 20, 2017
Wixom, MI: Acromag expands their tech-refresh design of the AcroPack Series to include a superb selection of I/O carrier cards. The AcroPack carriers come equipped with up to four AcroPack or mini-PCIe mezzanine module slots to offer maximum I/O density in VPX, XMC and PCI Express based systems. AcroPack carriers offer a unique secure plug-in connection to the I/O boards eliminating the customary flimsy cable connection.
AcroPack PCIe-based general purpose I/O modules, when used with an AcroPack carrier card, adds A/D, D/A, digital I/O, serial and FPGA communication in any combination for embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems. Acromag’s AcroPack PCIe carrier features four slots, the VPX bus carrier card offers three slots and the XMC carrier card has two AcroPack or mini-PCIe mezzanine module slots. Modules start at less than $350 and carriers $500.
For easy integration of the AP modules with real-time software application programs, Acromag offers C libraries for VxWorks® and other operating systems. The libraries provide generic routines (source code included) to handle reads, writes, interrupts, and other functions. Demonstration programs enable the developer to quickly exercise the I/O modules before attaching the routines to the application program. This diagnostic tool can save hours of troubleshooting and debugging.
“For more than 20 years Acromag has been a world leader in the design of Industry Pack I/O modules” stated Russell Nieves, Acromag’s Director of Embedded sales. “We believe that the time is right to offer a complete tech refresh with the addition of the new AcroPack I/O product offering.”
This COTS product line of AcroPacks are RoHS compliant and ideal for scientific development labs, military and aerospace applications, the defense industry, and automation applications.
Founded in 1957, Acromag, Inc. designs and manufactures hi-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.
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