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  • Four RS232 serial ports
  • Extended temperature
  • PCIe Bus interface
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The AP500 modules provide four asynchronous serial communication interfaces for your system. Software-configuration helps you quickly set baud rates, character-sizes, stop bits, and parity. Full signal support for modem control is also included.

For more efficient data processing, each serial port is equipped with 256-character FIFO buffers on the transmit and receive lines.

The data ports generate individually controlled transmit, receive, line status, and data set interrupts. All interrupts can be read from a single register.

Designed for COTS applications these serial RS232 communication mezzanine 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 AcroPack® product line updates our popular Industry Pack I/O modules with a PCIe interface format. This tech-refresh design offers a compact size, low-cost I/O, the same functionality and memory map of the existing Industry Pack modules and a rugged form factor.

The AP500 series maintains the same functionality and memory map of the existing Industry Pack modules providing a smooth transition to the AcroPack I/O modules.

The AP500 series modules are 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 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.

Performance Specifications

RS232E Serial Ports

Configuration: Independent, non-isolated serial ports with a common single return connection and configured as a DTE device.
Data Rate: Programmable up to 500K bits/second using internal baud rate generator.
Max. Cable Length: 15 meters (50 feet) typical, limited to a cable capacitive load of 2500pF.
Character size: 5 to 8 bits, software-programmable.
Parity: Odd, even, or no parity; software-programmable.
Stop bits: 1, 1-1/2, or 2 bits; software-programmable.
Data register buffers: 256-byte receive FIFO buffer and 256-byte transmit FIFO buffer.
Interrupts: Receiver line status (overrun, parity, framing error, or break interrupt); received data available (FIFO level reached) or character time-out; transmitter holding register empty ; or modem status (CTS, DSR, RI, or DCD).

PCI Express Base Specification

Conforms to revision 2.0
Lanes: 1 lane in each direction.
Bus Speed: 2.5 Gbps (Generation 1).
Memory: 8k 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 125°C.
Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.
Power: 3.3V (±5%) 100mA typical.

Physical

Length: 70mm.
Width: 30mm.

  • PCI Express Generation 1 interface
  • Four RS232E serial ports
  • 256-byte FIFO buffers
  • Programmable baud rate (up to 500Kbps)
  • Individual modem control signals on each channel
  • Handshake lines (RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, RI)
  • Line-break and false start-bit detection
  • 16550 compatible register set
  • 256-byte FIFO buffers minimize CPU interaction for improved system performance.
  • Each serial channel provides full handshake support to simplify interfacing with modems.
  • Extended temperature range

Manuals

AP500 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

Drawings & Diagrams

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

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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
    • Four RS232E serial ports
    • 256-byte FIFO buffers
    • Programmable baud rate (up to 500Kbps)
    • Individual modem control signals on each channel
    • Handshake lines (RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, RI)
    • Line-break and false start-bit detection
    • 16550 compatible register set
    • 256-byte FIFO buffers minimize CPU interaction for improved system performance.
    • Each serial channel provides full handshake support to simplify interfacing with modems.
    • Extended temperature range
  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    AP500 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