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This month we introduce our new COM Express processor module and we are also announcing that our base warranty is expanded to two years.. And just in case you missed it, we have a PCI Express carrier card for PMC modules and a white paper and webinar as a primer on Ethernet concepts.
For more information, call our sales engineers at 877-295-7082 to discuss your application or request a quote.
New Rugged COM Express Module with 4th Gen Intel Core i7 or i5 Processor
Acromag’s new XCOM-6400 is a basic size platform (95 x 125mm) COM Express processor module with Type 6 interconnects. Several models are available with the 4th generation (Haswell) Intel Core i7 or i5 CPUs which deliver many enhanced capabilities for media, graphics, security, and power management. Designed for industrial and defense applications, the XCOM-6400 has an extra rigid PCB and extended temperature support.
This module sets a new standard for shock and vibration by implementing a SODIMM hold-down mechanism. Soldering down the memory is no longer necessary so users can change or upgrade as desired.
The XCOM-6400 also provides a heat sink capability not available on traditional COM Express designs. Conduction-cooled rails set a new standard for carrier cards. Specially designed heat spreader plates on the CPU and memory help dissipate heat permitting operation at up to 85°C. For more extreme temperatures, an active heat spreader with a fan is available as an option.
Acromag Extends Base Warranty to 2 Years
Acromag prides itself in producing the finest I/O products that are free from defects to give users years of trouble-free service. To support our quality claims, Acromag backs them up with a rock-solid warranty. All Acromag products are now covered by a 2-year base warranty in the rare event that they fail to perform as specified. This base warranty does not require any registration and goes into effect automatically when the product ships to our customer.
Our 55 years of design and manufacturing experience enables us to anticipate potential problems and eliminate them before a product is sold. To ensure the highest quality products, we employ ISO9001:2000, AS9100, and IPC610 Class II practices, as well as our strict internal quality controls.
PMC Module Carrier Card Provides High-Speed PCI Express Interface for PC-based Embeddded Systems
Acromag’s new APCe8670 adapter board routes signals between a PMC mezzanine module and a computer’s PCIe bus for high-performance signal processing in a desktop, laboratory, or test system.
Acromag’s APCe8670 carrier card offers an easy and efficient solution that enables a PC to communicate with a PMC mezzanine module over a PCI Express (PCIe) bus. System designers can mount Acromag’s FPGA modules or other PMC modules on the carrier card to perform a variety of I/O processing or computing functions. The carrier’s PCIe x4 interface supports up to four serial lanes for fast data transfer between the plug-in PMC module and the host computer. These carriers are ideal for high-performance industrial and scientific research computing systems. They are also useful to prototype defense and aerospace systems that later will be deployed on rugged embedded computer platforms such as VME, VPX, or CompactPCI. Standard model, single unit pricing starts at $700.
For an XMC module carrier card with 8-lane PCIe, please see the Model APCe8675.
Webcast: Gigabit and 10Gb Ethernet Solutions
Implementing Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Etherent Solutions in Embedded Space
Due to the requirements of assimilating increasingly large volumes of data and simultaneously reducing physical interconnection complexity, high-speed Ethernet networks are being deployed in more and more data endpoints.
Data throughput, redundancy requirements, and the means to exchange various standardized and non-standardized information packets is driving new FPGA module processing technologies and communication facilitators such as TCP offload engines (TOE) like the unified wire silicon stack.
This presentation will discuss the evolution of embedded Ethernet communication technology and explain the benefits and limitations when interfacing via the SBC, silicon stack hardware and FPGAs.