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  • Intel® Atom™ CPU (E3950 Apollo Lake)
  • Four I/O expansion slots (AcroPack® or mini PCIe)

The ARCX1100 is a customizable-off-the-shelf (COTS), SWaP-optimized deployable computing solution. This rugged, small form factor computer is designed for a variety of defense and industrial applications.

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ARCX1100: Rugged, Small Form Factor Embedded Computer Features Intel® Atom™ CPU Description

The ARCX1100 is a customizable-off-the-shelf (COTS), SWaP-C optimized, deployable computing solution. This rugged, small form factor computer is designed for a variety of defense and industrial applications. For maximum flexibility, the modular platform combines a carrier card hosting a COM Express Type 10 CPU and a mix of AcroPack I/O modules to support a variety of communication, monitoring and control functions. Front ports offer easy access to gigabit Ethernet, USB, video, and COM signals. High-density connectors simplify interfacing field signals.

Typical applications include deployable systems such as: vetronics, C4ISR, payload management, as well as command and control for drones and robotics. The ARCX1100 is perfect as a portable communication system with the ability to add A/D, D/A, discrete I/O, RS-232/485, CAN bus, Ethernet, FPGA, MIL-STD-1553, and other signal interfaces. Using AcroPack plug-in I/O modules provides a more rugged alternative to mini PCIe modules that eliminates the need for internal cables. More than 25 AcroPack models are available to meet your I/O requirements.

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.

CPU Option: Intel Atom E3950 quad-core, 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:  7.6 x 7.6 x 3.25 inches (193 x 193 x 83 mm). 4.55 pounds (2.06 kg).

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 71°C (200 lfm airflow min.) Storage: -55 to 125°C.

Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.

Certifications: CE compliant.

Coating / Sealant: Conformal coating available on request.

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.

 

  • Intel Atom COM Express Type 10 module (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 71°C extended temperature range
  • Wide range DC input power with redundancy

 

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Manuals

ARCX1100 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

Drawings & Diagrams

Additional information

Product Series

ARCX

  • Description

    ARCX1100: Rugged, Small Form Factor Embedded Computer Features Intel® Atom™ CPU Description

    The ARCX1100 is a customizable-off-the-shelf (COTS), SWaP-C optimized, deployable computing solution. This rugged, small form factor computer is designed for a variety of defense and industrial applications. For maximum flexibility, the modular platform combines a carrier card hosting a COM Express Type 10 CPU and a mix of AcroPack I/O modules to support a variety of communication, monitoring and control functions. Front ports offer easy access to gigabit Ethernet, USB, video, and COM signals. High-density connectors simplify interfacing field signals.

    Typical applications include deployable systems such as: vetronics, C4ISR, payload management, as well as command and control for drones and robotics. The ARCX1100 is perfect as a portable communication system with the ability to add A/D, D/A, discrete I/O, RS-232/485, CAN bus, Ethernet, FPGA, MIL-STD-1553, and other signal interfaces. Using AcroPack plug-in I/O modules provides a more rugged alternative to mini PCIe modules that eliminates the need for internal cables. More than 25 AcroPack models are available to meet your I/O requirements.

    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.

    CPU Option: Intel Atom E3950 quad-core, 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:  7.6 x 7.6 x 3.25 inches (193 x 193 x 83 mm). 4.55 pounds (2.06 kg).

    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 71°C (200 lfm airflow min.) Storage: -55 to 125°C.

    Relative Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing.

    Certifications: CE compliant.

    Coating / Sealant: Conformal coating available on request.

    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

    • Intel Atom COM Express Type 10 module (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 71°C extended temperature range
    • Wide range DC input power with redundancy

     

  • Tech Papers

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  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    ARCX1100 User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    Drawings & Diagrams

  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Product Series

    ARCX