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  • 32 Digital I/O Channels
  • High impedance
  • PCIe Bus Interface

 

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The AP408 monitors or controls the on/off (high/low) status of up to 32 devices. Each channel can be used as an input or output.

All 32 input channels can be configured with interrupts for a change of state or level detection of any bit. The TTL input threshold includes hysteresis for increasing noise immunity.

In order to ensure safe, reliable control under all conditions, output operation is “fail-safe.” That is, the outputs are always off upon power-up and are automatically cleared following a software reset.

Loopback monitoring of critical control signals is easy since the input and output circuitry are connected in tandem to each channel.

Designed for COTS applications these digital I/O modules deliver high-density, high-reliability, and high-performance at a low cost.

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

The AP408 is 70mm long, this is 19.05mm longer than the full length mini PCIe card at 50.95mm. The board width is the same as mPCIe board of 30mm and uses the same mPCIe standard board hold down strandoff 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. Pin spacing and signal assignments will allow for 100V of signal to signal isolation.

The AP408 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

Digital Inputs

Input channel configuration: 32 noninverting buffered inputs with a common connection.
Input signal voltage range: 0 to 60V DC, maximum.
Input signal threshold: TTL compatible. Limited to TTL levels of 0.8V DC (max.low level) and 2.0V DC (minimum high level).
Interrupts: Change-of-state and level on channels 0-31.

Digital Outputs

Channel configuration: 32 open-drain MOSFETs with common source connection.
Output ON current range: 0 to 1A DC, continuous per channel (5A total for all channels combined). No deration required at elevated ambients.
Output Rds ON Resistance: 0.1 Ω maximum.

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: -40 to 125°C.
Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.
Power: 3.3V (±5%) — 400mA typical 600mA maximum; 5V (±5%) — 20mA typical 50mA maximum.

Physical

Length: 70mm.
Width: 30mm.

  • PCI Express Generation 1 interface
  • 32 digital input/output channels
  • 0 to 60V DC input range, 60V DC low-side switch outputs
  • Outputs sink up to 1A per channel
  • TTL-compatible input threshold with hysteresis
  • Change-of-state/level interrupts (up to 32)
  • Buffered inputs include hysteresis to increase noise immunity.
  • Interrupts are software-programmable for a change of state or level detection.
  • Loopback monitoring enables self-test and fault diagnostics to detect open output switches or shorts.
  • High impedance inputs prevent loading of the input source and minimize current.
  • Individual outputs sink up to 1A DC continuous. No deration of output current required at elevated temperatures.

Manuals

AP408 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
    • 32 digital input/output channels
    • 0 to 60V DC input range, 60V DC low-side switch outputs
    • Outputs sink up to 1A per channel
    • TTL-compatible input threshold with hysteresis
    • Change-of-state/level interrupts (up to 32)
    • Buffered inputs include hysteresis to increase noise immunity.
    • Interrupts are software-programmable for a change of state or level detection.
    • Loopback monitoring enables self-test and fault diagnostics to detect open output switches or shorts.
    • High impedance inputs prevent loading of the input source and minimize current.
    • Individual outputs sink up to 1A DC continuous. No deration of output current required at elevated temperatures.
  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    AP408 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