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  • TTL I/O
  • Ten 32-bit multi-function counters
  • Wide temperature range
  • PCIe bus interface
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Support for internal or external triggering simplifies the synchronization of operations to specific events.

Designed for COTS applications these general purpose I/O modules deliver high-speed and high resolution TTL communication.

AcroPack modules are RoHS compliant and ideal for military, defense, automation, aerospace, scientific, and development labs industries.

The AP482 module is 70mm long, this is 19.05mm longer than the full-length mini-PCIe card at 50.95mm. The board’s width is the same as mPCIe board of 30mm and they use the same mPCIe standard board hold down standoff and screw keep out areas.

A down facing 100 pin Samtec connector will mate with the carrier card. Fifty of these signals are available as field I/O signals.

The AP482 maintains the same functionality and memory map of the existing Industry Pack modules providing a smooth transition to the AcroPack I/O modules.

Performance Specifications

Counter/timers

Counter/timer configuration: AP482: Ten 32-bit counters – TTL I/O
Counter Input: Each counter has an InA, InB, and InC input port. These TTL or RS485 input ports are used to control Start/Stop, Reload, Event Input, External Clock, Trigger, and Up/Down operations.
Clock frequency: Selectable internal clock frequencies: 1.95MHz, 3.9MHz, 7.81MHz, 15.62MHz, or 62.5MHz.
Minimum input event: 32nS.
Minimum pulse measurement: 32nS.
Minimum period measurement: 64nS.
Minimum gate/trigger pulse: 32nS.
Interrupts: Supported for watchdog timer time-out, event count complete, pulse width or periodic rate measurement complete, pulse wave complete (one-shot mode), successive waveform generation (continuous).
Triggering/gate: Programmable via register write or external trigger. Minimum pulse width 32nS. Line may be used for gating of counter.
Counter trigger: Interface for triggering counter functions. Input level is TTL digital.
Counter input: Interface for events and pulse/period measurements.Also triggers load of watchdog timer register. Level is TTL digital.
TTL compatibility: VIH = 2.0V and VIL = 0.8V. inputs are buffered and include 4.7K pull-ups to 3.3V.
Counter output: Each counter has an output port. These TTL or RS485 output ports are used for waveform output, watchdog active indicator, or 1.73 μs pulse upon counter function completion. Counter output is programmable as active high or low.

PCI Express Base Specification

Conforms to revision 2.1
Lanes: 1 lane in each direction
Bus Speed: 2.5 Gbps (Generation 1).
Memory: 4k space required 1 base address register.

Environmental

Operating temperature: -40 to 70°C; -40 to 85°C (requires an AcroPack heatsink conduction-cool kit).
Storage temperature: -55 to 150°C.
Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.
Power: 3.3V DC ± 5%; 1.6A typical, 2.0A maxium.

Physical

Length: 70mm
Width: 30mm

  • PCI Express Generation 1 interface
  • Ten 32-bit counter/timers
  • Mix and match countless I/O combinations in a single slot.
  • Sample software and diagnostics
  • 62.5MHz clock time base
  • Single counter/timer modes:
    – Event counting
    – Frequency measurement
    – Period/pulse-width measurement
    – Quadrature position measurement
    – Square wave/pulse train generation
    – Time/period interrupter
    – Pulse width generation
  • Most configuration is handled by a single register which minimizes programming.
  • Solid-down connector I/O interface
  • Wide temperature range
  • VPX and PCIe carriers
  • Linux®, Windows®, and VxWorks® support

Manuals

AP482 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

Drawings & Diagrams

APSW-API-LNX (Log in to download the file)
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APSW-API-LNX: Linux example libraries, APSW-API-VXW: VxWorks deluxe library, APSW-API-WIN: Windows DDL driver

  • Description

    An application programming interface with function routines for AcroPack modules/carriers. Customizable for other operating systems.

    Function Libraries for VxWorks

    Acromag’s software development tools greatly simplify the interface between AcroPack I/O boards and your application program. Libraries provide easy-to-use C function routines that quickly integrate with your application. The C functions are ready for use “as-is,” but they are also easily customized for your unique application.

    DLL Driver for Windows

    This package provides DLL driver level support for Acromag’s line of AcroPack products.

    AcroPack Windows Driver Software consists of low – level drivers and Windows Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs) that facilitate the development of Windows applications accessing Acromag AcroPack I/O modules.

    The software includes kernel drivers and DLLs for both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows. Applications developed to run on 32-bit versions of Windows use the 32-bit kernel drivers and 32-bit DLLs. Applications developed to run on 64-bit versions of Windows use the 64-bit kernel drivers and either the 32-bit or 64-bit DLLs. Except where noted otherwise, the usage of the 32-bit and 64-bit DLLs is identical.

    Linux Libraries (download only from the Software tab)

    An application programming interface with function routines for AcroPack modules/carriers.

    Linux Libraries Version: Red Hat Fedora 29; Kernel 4.20.14-200

  • Features & Benefits

    • PCI Express Generation 1 interface
    • Ten 32-bit counter/timers
    • Mix and match countless I/O combinations in a single slot.
    • Sample software and diagnostics
    • 62.5MHz clock time base
    • Single counter/timer modes:
      – Event counting
      – Frequency measurement
      – Period/pulse-width measurement
      – Quadrature position measurement
      – Square wave/pulse train generation
      – Time/period interrupter
      – Pulse width generation
    • Most configuration is handled by a single register which minimizes programming.
    • Solid-down connector I/O interface
    • Wide temperature range
    • VPX and PCIe carriers
    • Linux®, Windows®, and VxWorks® support
  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    AP482 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    Drawings & Diagrams

  • Software

    APSW-API-LNX (Log in to download the file)
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  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight N/A
    Dimensions N/A
    Part Number

    APSW-API-LNX: Linux example libraries, APSW-API-VXW: VxWorks deluxe library, APSW-API-WIN: Windows DDL driver