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  • Four AcroPack or mini-PCIe mezzanine module slots
  • Non-Intelligent carrier card
  • PCIe x4 interface
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This board interfaces four AcroPack mezzanine modules to a PCI Express bus on a PC-based computer system. It is designed to provide isolation between the AcroPack field I/O signals and the host when used with an isolated AcroPack module.

Four AcroPack module slots give you the freedom to mix a variety of I/O functions (A/D, D/A, digital in, digital out, serial I/O, FPGA, etc.) on a single board. Or, combine modules of the same type for almost two hundred channels on a single card. Either way, the APCe7040 saves your precious card slots and reduces your costs.

Select I/O modules from Acromag’s offering or use most third-party mPCIe compliant modules.

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.

Performance Specifications

PCI Express Bus Compliance

This device meets or exceeds all written PCI Express specifications per revision 2.1.
Includes a PCIe Gen 2 switch to expand the single host PCIe port to four ports, one to each device (AcroPack or mini-PCIe).
The host port consists of four PCIe lanes, each of the mini-PCIe sites have one lane each.

I/O Interface

Front I/O

Connector: Four 68-pin CHAMP cable connections. Pin assignments are defined by the installed AcroPack module.

The field side connector of the AcroPack I/O module mates to a Samtec SS5-50-3.00-L-D-K-TR socket connector P2 on the carrier board. Gold plating in the connection area, M2.5 screws and spacers provide excellent connection integrity and stability for harsh environments.

Ease of Use

A unique carrier and site number can be set for each AcroPack site by a DIP switch. This provides the capability to distinguish a particular AcroPack module from others when multiple instances of the same module are used in a system.

A standard 14-pin Xilinx JTAG programming header is provided for programming and debugging the FPGA on some AcroPack modules. The JTAG ports of the four AcroPack modules are daisy-chained.

Physical

Physical Configuration

PCIe x4 lane.
Length: 12.283 inches (312.0 mm).
Height: 4.375 inches (111.12 mm).

Environmental

Operating temperature: -40 to 85°C.
Storage temperature: -55 to 125°C.
Relative humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.

Power

3.3 Volts (±10%): 0.383mA typical.
12 Volts (±5%): 0.175mA Typical.

The APCe7040E-LF has four DC/DC converters to provide the power supply voltages to the AcroPack modules that are not present at the host interface. The 1.5 Volt supply is sourced from the 3.3 Volt host power. The 5 Volt, 3.3 Volt and -12 Volt supply is sourced from 12 Volt host power.

  • Four AcroPack or mini-PCIe module slot
  • PCI Express 2.1 compliant
  • Plug-and-play carrier configuration and interrupt support
  • Fused 1.5V, 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and -12V DC power is provided. A fuse is present on each supply line serving each AcroPack module.
  • Front panel 68-pin VHDC1 CHAMP 0.8 connectors for field I/O signals
  • Optional isolated power supplies. Support for AcroPacks requiring ±12 Volt isolated power
  • Extended temperature range
  • DIP switch card identification
  • Standard 14-pin Xilinx JTAG programming header
  • Software development tools for VxWorks, Linux, and Windows environments
APSW-API-LNX (Log in to download the file)
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Additional information

Weight N/A
Part Number

5025-288: SCSI-3 cable connection to 68 screw terminals, 5028-378: SCSI-2 cable connection to 50 screw terminals, 5025-552: 50 screw terminals, ribbon cable connector

  • Description

    Screw terminal panels simplify field signal wiring. A cable connector provides a clean interface to the I/O board or module.

    Many termination panels have a compact footprint and mount neatly on a DIN rail strip. Other panels are designed for mounting directly onto a standard 19-inch computer rack.

    All of Acromag’s I/O boards have a corresponding termination panel. This convenience saves you the time and hassle of finding a compatible panel or crafting your own.

    For more information see modules user manual.

  • Features & Benefits

    • Four AcroPack or mini-PCIe module slot
    • PCI Express 2.1 compliant
    • Plug-and-play carrier configuration and interrupt support
    • Fused 1.5V, 3.3V, 5V, 12V, and -12V DC power is provided. A fuse is present on each supply line serving each AcroPack module.
    • Front panel 68-pin VHDC1 CHAMP 0.8 connectors for field I/O signals
    • Optional isolated power supplies. Support for AcroPacks requiring ±12 Volt isolated power
    • Extended temperature range
    • DIP switch card identification
    • Standard 14-pin Xilinx JTAG programming header
    • Software development tools for VxWorks, Linux, and Windows environments
  • Specs & Data Sheets

  • Software

    APSW-API-LNX (Log in to download the file)
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      • Customizable for other operating systems.
      $360$835
      Read more
    • Compare

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

    Additional information

    Weight N/A
    Part Number

    5025-288: SCSI-3 cable connection to 68 screw terminals, 5028-378: SCSI-2 cable connection to 50 screw terminals, 5025-552: 50 screw terminals, ribbon cable connector