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Product short description:
  • Mini ITX form factor
  • COM Express Type 10 site
  • Four I/O expansion slots (AcroPack or MiniPCIe)

The ACEX4040 carrier card allows you to quickly combine a COM Express Type 10 CPU module with a mix of I/O modules for custom computing applications. With its rugged design and compact Mini-ITX form factor, this carrier card is easily mounted in a variety of enclosures for rapid development.

Click here to watch a short video highlighting the ACEX4041 features.

The ACEX4040 carrier card allows you to quickly combine a COM Express Type 10 CPU module with a mix of I/O modules for custom computing applications. With its rugged design and compact Mini-ITX form factor, this carrier card is easily mounted in a variety of enclosures for rapid development. High-density I/O connectors and numerous ports simplify interfacing to field devices and peripherals.

Select from 25+ AcroPack modules to install any combination of analog I/O, digital I/O, serial I/O, communication, and FPGA processor functions.

Designed for use in systems with size, weight, power and cost restrictions (SWaP-C), this carrier card provides a flexible solution for a broad range of signal processing tasks. The COM Express site supports high-performance, low-power Intel Atom CPU modules. The four I/O slots interface Acromag’s rugged AcroPack modules or Mini PCIe cards enabling a powerful mix of measurement, control, and communication capabilities. An M.2 slot offers flexible on-board storage while a SATA connector provides additional data storage options.

Performance Specifications

Processor Interface

Compatibility
Provides an electrical and mechanical interface for an industry standard COM Express Type 10 Mini
(55mm x 84mm) CPU module.

CPU module must have four PCIe lanes configured as an x4 port for optimal performance.

CPU Option
Intel® Atom™ E3950 quad-core, 1×4 PCIe configuration, 1.6/2.0GHz (Turbo) , 4GB RAM, 12W.

Interface
COM Express module provides CPU, memory, PCIe bus, SATA, USB, serial communication, graphics, and other computing functions.

PCIe Switch
9-port 12-lane PCIe Gen 2 switch expands the single host PCIe x4 port to 6 independent x1 ports (one for each AcroPack site and one for each Ethernet controller).

I/O Interfaces

AcroPack / Mini PCIe Expansion I/O
Four slots for plug-in I/O modules. Two isolated slots. Field I/O routed to 68-pin VHDCI connectors.

Ethernet Interfaces
Two Intel i210 Gigabit Ethernet Controllers. Two RJ-45 ports supporting 10/100/1000BASE-T.

Data Storage
M.2: Expansion site supports SATA III devices, speeds up to 6Gb/s. Accepts 2242, 2260 and 2280 SSD Socket 2/3 (mechanical Key B/M) modules.

SATA: Data and power connectors for use of a Solid-State Disk Drive. Supports SATA III devices, speeds up to 6Gb/s.

Serial Communication
Two ports with standard UART (RX/TX) RS-232 signal levels.

USB
Two USB 3.0 ports with speeds up to 5Gb/s.

Audio
Realtek HD Audio CODEC with line in / line out.

Video
Mini DisplayPort for high-resolution graphics.

JTAG
14-pin Xilinx JTAG header for programming and debugging FPGA AcroPack modules.

Electrical / Mechanical

Form Factor
Mini-ITX form factor.

Size: 6.692 x 6.692 inches (170 x 170mm).
Weight: .6.698 oz. (189.9 g).

PCI Express
Complies with PCI Express Specification, Rev. 2.1.

PICMG
Complies with PICMG COM Express COM.0 Specification Rev. 3.0. Conforms to COM Express Carrier Design Guide Rev. 2.0.

Power Requirement
Accepts powered from a standard 24-pin ATX power supply or a 10-36V DC power supply. Carrier will auto-switch between power sources.
+3.3 Volts (±5 %) 0.383A, typical.
+12 Volts (±8 %) 0.175A, typical.

Fuses
Individually fused +1.5V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, and -12V DC power.

Environmental

Temperature Range
Operation: -40 to 85°C (200 lfm airflow min.)
Storage: -55 to 125°C.

Relative Humidity
5 to 95% non-condensing.

Shock, Operating
Designed to comply with IEC 60068-2-27. 30G, 11ms half sine, 50G, 3mS half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations for both test levels.

Vibration, Operating
Sinusoidal: Designed to comply with IEC 60068-2-6. 10-500Hz, 5G, 2 Hours/axis.

Random: Designed to comply with IEC 60068-2-64. 10-500Hz, 5G-rms, 2 Hours/axis.

Certifications
CE compliant.

Coating / Sealant
Conformal coating available on request.

MTBF
According to MIL-HDBK-217 FN2, GBGC.
25°C: Contact factory.
40°C: Contact factory.

Software Support

Operating Systems
AcroPack series products require support drivers specific to your operating system. Supported operating systems include Linux®, Windows®, and VxWorks®.

Power ON Self-Test (POST)
POST codes output to 2-digit LED for debugging.

  • Mini-ITX format for easy mounting
  • Support for COM Express Type 10 Intel Atom CPU (Apollo Lake)
  • Four AcroPack / mini PCIe slots for field I/O
    – A/D and D/A analog I/O
    – Digital I/O and counter/timers
    – Serial communication
    – Ethernet communication
    – CANbus communication
    – Mil-STD 1553 and ARINC 429
    – FPGA signal processing
    – Many more
  • Ports available
    – Four field I/O 68-pin CHAMP
    – Two GbE RJ45 ports
    – Mini-DisplayPort
    – Two USB 3.0 ports
    – Two COM RS232 ports
  • One M.2 site
  • One SATA connector
  • -40 to 85°C extended temperature range
  • Redundant auto-switch power capability using ATX and 10-36V DC power supplies
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    APSW-API: I/O Function Routines for VxWorks, Windows, Linux

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Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Part Number

ACEX4041: Mini-ITX carrier board, ACEX4041-2000: Mini-ITX carrier board, Intel Atom E3950-4G CPU, DLS4041-2110: Development Lab System

Product Series

ARCX

  • Description

    The ACEX4040 carrier card allows you to quickly combine a COM Express Type 10 CPU module with a mix of I/O modules for custom computing applications. With its rugged design and compact Mini-ITX form factor, this carrier card is easily mounted in a variety of enclosures for rapid development. High-density I/O connectors and numerous ports simplify interfacing to field devices and peripherals.

    Select from 25+ AcroPack modules to install any combination of analog I/O, digital I/O, serial I/O, communication, and FPGA processor functions.

    Designed for use in systems with size, weight, power and cost restrictions (SWaP-C), this carrier card provides a flexible solution for a broad range of signal processing tasks. The COM Express site supports high-performance, low-power Intel Atom CPU modules. The four I/O slots interface Acromag’s rugged AcroPack modules or Mini PCIe cards enabling a powerful mix of measurement, control, and communication capabilities. An M.2 slot offers flexible on-board storage while a SATA connector provides additional data storage options.

    Performance Specifications

    Processor Interface

    Compatibility
    Provides an electrical and mechanical interface for an industry standard COM Express Type 10 Mini
    (55mm x 84mm) CPU module.

    CPU module must have four PCIe lanes configured as an x4 port for optimal performance.

    CPU Option
    Intel® Atom™ E3950 quad-core, 1×4 PCIe configuration, 1.6/2.0GHz (Turbo) , 4GB RAM, 12W.

    Interface
    COM Express module provides CPU, memory, PCIe bus, SATA, USB, serial communication, graphics, and other computing functions.

    PCIe Switch
    9-port 12-lane PCIe Gen 2 switch expands the single host PCIe x4 port to 6 independent x1 ports (one for each AcroPack site and one for each Ethernet controller).

    I/O Interfaces

    AcroPack / Mini PCIe Expansion I/O
    Four slots for plug-in I/O modules. Two isolated slots. Field I/O routed to 68-pin VHDCI connectors.

    Ethernet Interfaces
    Two Intel i210 Gigabit Ethernet Controllers. Two RJ-45 ports supporting 10/100/1000BASE-T.

    Data Storage
    M.2: Expansion site supports SATA III devices, speeds up to 6Gb/s. Accepts 2242, 2260 and 2280 SSD Socket 2/3 (mechanical Key B/M) modules.

    SATA: Data and power connectors for use of a Solid-State Disk Drive. Supports SATA III devices, speeds up to 6Gb/s.

    Serial Communication
    Two ports with standard UART (RX/TX) RS-232 signal levels.

    USB
    Two USB 3.0 ports with speeds up to 5Gb/s.

    Audio
    Realtek HD Audio CODEC with line in / line out.

    Video
    Mini DisplayPort for high-resolution graphics.

    JTAG
    14-pin Xilinx JTAG header for programming and debugging FPGA AcroPack modules.

    Electrical / Mechanical

    Form Factor
    Mini-ITX form factor.

    Size: 6.692 x 6.692 inches (170 x 170mm).
    Weight: .6.698 oz. (189.9 g).

    PCI Express
    Complies with PCI Express Specification, Rev. 2.1.

    PICMG
    Complies with PICMG COM Express COM.0 Specification Rev. 3.0. Conforms to COM Express Carrier Design Guide Rev. 2.0.

    Power Requirement
    Accepts powered from a standard 24-pin ATX power supply or a 10-36V DC power supply. Carrier will auto-switch between power sources.
    +3.3 Volts (±5 %) 0.383A, typical.
    +12 Volts (±8 %) 0.175A, typical.

    Fuses
    Individually fused +1.5V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, and -12V DC power.

    Environmental

    Temperature Range
    Operation: -40 to 85°C (200 lfm airflow min.)
    Storage: -55 to 125°C.

    Relative Humidity
    5 to 95% non-condensing.

    Shock, Operating
    Designed to comply with IEC 60068-2-27. 30G, 11ms half sine, 50G, 3mS half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations for both test levels.

    Vibration, Operating
    Sinusoidal: Designed to comply with IEC 60068-2-6. 10-500Hz, 5G, 2 Hours/axis.

    Random: Designed to comply with IEC 60068-2-64. 10-500Hz, 5G-rms, 2 Hours/axis.

    Certifications
    CE compliant.

    Coating / Sealant
    Conformal coating available on request.

    MTBF
    According to MIL-HDBK-217 FN2, GBGC.
    25°C: Contact factory.
    40°C: Contact factory.

    Software Support

    Operating Systems
    AcroPack series products require support drivers specific to your operating system. Supported operating systems include Linux®, Windows®, and VxWorks®.

    Power ON Self-Test (POST)
    POST codes output to 2-digit LED for debugging.

  • Features & Benefits

    • Mini-ITX format for easy mounting
    • Support for COM Express Type 10 Intel Atom CPU (Apollo Lake)
    • Four AcroPack / mini PCIe slots for field I/O
      – A/D and D/A analog I/O
      – Digital I/O and counter/timers
      – Serial communication
      – Ethernet communication
      – CANbus communication
      – Mil-STD 1553 and ARINC 429
      – FPGA signal processing
      – Many more
    • Ports available
      – Four field I/O 68-pin CHAMP
      – Two GbE RJ45 ports
      – Mini-DisplayPort
      – Two USB 3.0 ports
      – Two COM RS232 ports
    • One M.2 site
    • One SATA connector
    • -40 to 85°C extended temperature range
    • Redundant auto-switch power capability using ATX and 10-36V DC power supplies
  • Tech Papers

    What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC? | Whitepaper (Log in to view the file)
    APZU FPGA-based digital I/O modules provide programmable Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC This paper is a brief overview of some of Acromag’s APZU FPGA Zynq® UltraScale+™ with MPSoC products, as well as the features of AcroPack Zinq UltraScale+, the carrier boards that host AcroPack mezzanine modules. We’ll highlight some of the development tools, the engineering design kit, and...
    What are FPGAs and FPGA Applications? | Webcast
    FPGAs and Their Use in the Embedded Space What are FPGAs and FPGA Applications in the Embedded Space? Topics in this webcast include: What FPGAs Are Best-suited Applications Coding Methods Processing Types This video is part one of a three-part series in collaboration with Vic Myers Associates discussing the use of FPGAs and their applications.  ...
    How to Use Vivado for FPGA Modifications | Webcast
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    What is FPGA Zync UltraScale+? | Webcast
    These FPGA modules provide a programmable Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC What is FPGA Zync UltraScale+? Acromag’s APZU series modules provide a programmable Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ multiprocessor system on a chip (MPSoC). This MPSoC combines a feature-rich ARM-based processing system and programmable logic in a single device. The AcroPack® APZU Mini PCIe FPGA Series is the...
    How do FPGA Modules Drive Real-Time Applications? - 8400-530
    FPGA Modules with an Integrated Processor Drive Real-Time Applications Engineers developing DSP and high speed logic applications are now well-aware that FPGA modules can help them create an integrated, sophisticated solution. The availability of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) FPGA boards can make these solutions viable and do so in reduced development times. Today, with systems architected...
    Migrating from VME to VPX or PCIe: Top 6 Considerations | Webcast
    In this webcast several important topics are covered for migrating from VME to VPX or PCIe. This includes the advantages and disadvantages of VME architecture, six key considerations, and an overview of migration to PCIe or VPX (advantages, disadvantages, complexity, performance and cost).   More Resources: What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC? | Technology...
  • Specs & Data Sheets

  • Software

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

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      Embedded Cables

      Select options
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      APSW-API: I/O Function Routines for VxWorks, Windows, Linux

      • Programming interface with function routines for AcroPack modules/carriers.
      • Customizable for other operating systems.
      Select options
    • Compare

      Termination Products

      • DIN rail-mount panels
      • 50 screw terminals on 50-pin connector termination panels
      • 50 screw terminals on SCSI-2 connector termination panels
      • 68 screw terminals on SCSI-3 connector termination panels
      Select options
  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight N/A
    Dimensions N/A
    Part Number

    ACEX4041: Mini-ITX carrier board, ACEX4041-2000: Mini-ITX carrier board, Intel Atom E3950-4G CPU, DLS4041-2110: Development Lab System

    Product Series

    ARCX