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Product short description:
  • Eight RS232 serial ports
  • Extended temperature
  • PCIe Bus interface

The AP520 modules provide eight asynchronous serial communication ports from a single AP carrier slot for a high-density solution.

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The AP520 modules provide eight asynchronous serial communication ports from a single AP carrier slot for a high-density solution. Software-configuration helps you quickly set baud rates, character-sizes, stop bits, and parity. Signal support for RTS/CTS handshaking 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 octal serial RS232 communication mezzanine modules deliver high-density, high-reliability, and high-performance at a low cost.

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 AP520 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 standoff 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.

The AP520 series maintains the same functionality and memory map of the existing Industry Pack modules providing a smooth transition to the AcroPack I/O modules.

AcroPack modules are ROHS compliant and ideal for military, defense, automation, aerospace, scientific, and development labs industries.

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. Consult factory for custom baud rates up to 512K baud.
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 FIFO buffer.
Interrupts: Receiver line status (overrun, parity, framing error, or break interrupt); received data available (FIFO level reached) or character time-out; transmitter (FIFO level reached); or modern status (CTS).

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%) 110mA typical

Physical

Length: 70mm.
Width: 30mm.

  • PCI Express Generation 1 interface
  • Eight RS232E serial ports
  • 256-byte transmit FIFO buffers, 256-byte receive FIFO buffers
  • Programmable baud rate (up to 500Kbps)
  • Individual handshake lines (RTS, CTS) on each channel
  • Line-break and false start-bit detection
  • 16550 compatible register set
  • High-density design lowers per-port costs and saves IP carrier card slots for other functions
  • 256-byte FIFO buffers minimize CPU interaction for improved system performance.
  • Each serial channel provides handshake support to simplify interfacing with modems.
  • Extended temperature range
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Additional information

Weight 0.8 oz
Dimensions 3.25 × 1.25 × 1 in
Part Number

AP520-64E-LF: Eight RS232E serial ports

Communication

Serial RS232 Communication

Product Series

AcroPack Series

  • Description

    The AP520 modules provide eight asynchronous serial communication ports from a single AP carrier slot for a high-density solution. Software-configuration helps you quickly set baud rates, character-sizes, stop bits, and parity. Signal support for RTS/CTS handshaking 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 octal serial RS232 communication mezzanine modules deliver high-density, high-reliability, and high-performance at a low cost.

    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 AP520 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 standoff 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.

    The AP520 series maintains the same functionality and memory map of the existing Industry Pack modules providing a smooth transition to the AcroPack I/O modules.

    AcroPack modules are ROHS compliant and ideal for military, defense, automation, aerospace, scientific, and development labs industries.

    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. Consult factory for custom baud rates up to 512K baud.
    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 FIFO buffer.
    Interrupts: Receiver line status (overrun, parity, framing error, or break interrupt); received data available (FIFO level reached) or character time-out; transmitter (FIFO level reached); or modern status (CTS).

    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%) 110mA typical

    Physical

    Length: 70mm.
    Width: 30mm.

  • Features & Benefits

    • PCI Express Generation 1 interface
    • Eight RS232E serial ports
    • 256-byte transmit FIFO buffers, 256-byte receive FIFO buffers
    • Programmable baud rate (up to 500Kbps)
    • Individual handshake lines (RTS, CTS) on each channel
    • Line-break and false start-bit detection
    • 16550 compatible register set
    • High-density design lowers per-port costs and saves IP carrier card slots for other functions
    • 256-byte FIFO buffers minimize CPU interaction for improved system performance.
    • Each serial channel provides handshake support to simplify interfacing with modems.
    • Extended temperature range
  • Specs & Data Sheets

  • Accessories

    • Compare

      502x Cable Series

      • Communication Signal Cables
      • Wide assortment of ribbon cables
      $45$705
      Select options
    • Compare

      AP-CC-01: Conduction-Cool Kit

      • Required for conduction-cooled applications using an AcroPack
      $120
      Select options
    • Compare

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

      • Programming interface with function routines for AcroPack modules/carriers.
      • Customizable for other operating systems.
      $360$835
      Select options
  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight 0.8 oz
    Dimensions 3.25 × 1.25 × 1 in
    Part Number

    AP520-64E-LF: Eight RS232E serial ports

    Communication

    Serial RS232 Communication

    Product Series

    AcroPack Series