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Product short description:
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 CPU
  • Removable SATA drives
  • PMC/XMC module expansion slots

The ARCX-4000 embedded computer is a customizable-off-the-shelf (COTS), SWaP-optimized deployable solution. This rugged, small form factor mission computer is designed for extreme rugged and MIL-AERO applications. This true COTS solution uses the Acromag COM Express Type 6 product platform. The ARCX is perfect as a portable data acquisition system in an aircraft by adding a 1553 interface board to a dual unit. Add a FPGA and high-speed graphics card for high-speed video transfer.

 

 

ARCX-4000: Rugged Embedded Computer with Intel Core i7 CPU Description

Typical applications include military/aerospace deployable systems such as: vetronics, C4ISR, payload management, as well as command and control for drones and robotics. More specifically the ARCX is perfect as a portable data acquisition system in an aircraft by adding a 1553 interface board to a dual unit. Add a FPGA and high-speed graphics card for high-speed video transfer. For multi-sensor monitoring on mobile applications simply add a CAN bus interface.

High-Performance, 4th Generation CPU

Intel’s 4th generation of multi-core processors provides enhanced capabilities for floating-point-intensive computations, media, graphics, and security. Better power efficiency reduces heat and allows smaller, lighter designs with more portability.

Cutting-edge technology features programmable power limits, allowing the user to “dial-down” the maximum power consumption of the CPU in systems where heat and/or power is a concern.

Rugged Military Design

The ARCX mission computer is designed and tested to meet IP67 ratings for reliably sealed protection from dust and limited immersion.

Thick circuit boards and advanced thermal management allow the computer to operate reliably under hostile conditions. This rugged computer can withstand extended temperatures. Shock and vibration has been tested to MIL-STD-810 specifications.

The front panel features 38999 type high-speed cylindrical connectors for extended I/O interfacing. Optional power filter is designed to meet the requirements of MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275.

Optional power filter is designed to meet the requirements of MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275. Optional removable solid state drives allows for a variety of configurations including quick security access. Load the operating system on one drive and then collect data on the other drive.

Customizable Expansion

The ARCX offers great flexibility to meet ever-changing requirements for long-term applications with its customizable-off-the-shelf (COTS) design. PMC, XMC, Mini PCIe and mSATA slots allow the addition of specialized I/O, storage, and FPGA modules. Optional removable solid state drives allow large amounts of data storage plus quick security access.

 

 

 

  • 4th Generation Intel Core i7
  • Programmable power limits
  • IP67 NEMA rating
  • MIL-STD-810F environmental specification
  • Optional power filter
  • Wide range DC input power
  • Provides access to standard computer peripherals via Type 6 COM Express CPU
  • Ports available – varies by model
    • Two HDMI/DVI ports or three display ports
    • One VGA port
    • Three or two USB 2.0 ports
    • One SATA port
    • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports
    • Two COM RS232/485 ports
  • Audio
  • Fault/Status LED
  • Two mPCIe/mSATA slots
  • PMC/XMC expansion
  • Dual/Quad SSD drive bay (optional)
  • Two or four SATA SSD drive bays

 

 

 

 

 

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Manuals

ARCX-4000 Series User Manual (Log in to download the file)

ARCX-412 Series User Manual (Log in to download the file)

Aptio Haswell Core Bios User Manual (Log in to download the file)

XCOM-6400 VxWorks Board Support Package User Manual (Log in to download the file)

ACEX-4610/4620 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

ACEX-4610/4620 - Type 6 Development System User Manual (Log in to download the file)

ACEX-4600-EDK User Manual (Log in to download the file)

Drawings & Diagrams

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 12 × 13 × 12 in
Product Series

ARCX

  • Description

    ARCX-4000: Rugged Embedded Computer with Intel Core i7 CPU Description

    Typical applications include military/aerospace deployable systems such as: vetronics, C4ISR, payload management, as well as command and control for drones and robotics. More specifically the ARCX is perfect as a portable data acquisition system in an aircraft by adding a 1553 interface board to a dual unit. Add a FPGA and high-speed graphics card for high-speed video transfer. For multi-sensor monitoring on mobile applications simply add a CAN bus interface.

    High-Performance, 4th Generation CPU

    Intel’s 4th generation of multi-core processors provides enhanced capabilities for floating-point-intensive computations, media, graphics, and security. Better power efficiency reduces heat and allows smaller, lighter designs with more portability.

    Cutting-edge technology features programmable power limits, allowing the user to “dial-down” the maximum power consumption of the CPU in systems where heat and/or power is a concern.

    Rugged Military Design

    The ARCX mission computer is designed and tested to meet IP67 ratings for reliably sealed protection from dust and limited immersion.

    Thick circuit boards and advanced thermal management allow the computer to operate reliably under hostile conditions. This rugged computer can withstand extended temperatures. Shock and vibration has been tested to MIL-STD-810 specifications.

    The front panel features 38999 type high-speed cylindrical connectors for extended I/O interfacing. Optional power filter is designed to meet the requirements of MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275.

    Optional power filter is designed to meet the requirements of MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275. Optional removable solid state drives allows for a variety of configurations including quick security access. Load the operating system on one drive and then collect data on the other drive.

    Customizable Expansion

    The ARCX offers great flexibility to meet ever-changing requirements for long-term applications with its customizable-off-the-shelf (COTS) design. PMC, XMC, Mini PCIe and mSATA slots allow the addition of specialized I/O, storage, and FPGA modules. Optional removable solid state drives allow large amounts of data storage plus quick security access.

     

     

     

  • Features & Benefits

    • 4th Generation Intel Core i7
    • Programmable power limits
    • IP67 NEMA rating
    • MIL-STD-810F environmental specification
    • Optional power filter
    • Wide range DC input power
    • Provides access to standard computer peripherals via Type 6 COM Express CPU
    • Ports available – varies by model
      • Two HDMI/DVI ports or three display ports
      • One VGA port
      • Three or two USB 2.0 ports
      • One SATA port
      • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports
      • Two COM RS232/485 ports
    • Audio
    • Fault/Status LED
    • Two mPCIe/mSATA slots
    • PMC/XMC expansion
    • Dual/Quad SSD drive bay (optional)
    • Two or four SATA SSD drive bays

     

     

     

     

     

  • Tech Papers

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    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...
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    How to Use Vivado for FPGA Modifications | Webcast
    FPGA Design Modifications Using Vivado & Acromag Tools How to Use Vivado for FPGA Modifications. Topics in this webcast include: Vivado 2019.2 Acromag Example Design Compile Project Produce new MCS file This video is part two of a three-part series in collaboration with Vic Myers Associates discussing the use of FPGAs and their applications.  ...
    What is FPGA Zync UltraScale+? | Webcast
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    How do FPGA Modules Drive Real-Time Applications?
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  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    ARCX-4000 Series User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    ARCX-412 Series User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    Aptio Haswell Core Bios User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    XCOM-6400 VxWorks Board Support Package User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    ACEX-4610/4620 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    ACEX-4610/4620 - Type 6 Development System User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    ACEX-4600-EDK User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    Drawings & Diagrams

  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight 48 oz
    Dimensions 12 × 13 × 12 in
    Product Series

    ARCX