Acromag’s New Next Generation PCIe-Based AcroPack™ I/O Modules
AcroPack™ Series of I/O mezzanine modules and carriers provide a cost-effective solution for a modular approach to system assembly enabling application specific customization.
Acromag’s new innovative PCIe-based AcroPack™ Series of general purpose I/O modules for embedded computing applications are an extended version of the mPCIe specification and feature a 100-pin connector to handle the I/O. The modules plug into connectors on AcroPack™ carriers to add analog or digital input and output or communication in any combination for embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems. Acromag’s AcroPack™ PCIe carrier holds up to two mini-PCIe or AcroPack™ mezzanine modules. Modules start at less than $650 and carriers $750.
Four AcroPack™ mezzanine models will offer 32 isolated digital input model AP440, 32 isolated digital output model AP445, 32 I/O channels with 0 to 60V model AP408, and four or eight UART ports RS232 model AP50x.
For easy integration of the AP modules with real time software application programs, Acromag offers C libraries for VxWorks® and other operating systems. The libraries provide generic routines (source code included) to handle reads, writes, interrupts, and other functions. Demonstration programs enable the developer to quickly exercise the I/O modules before attaching the routines to the application program. This diagnostic tool can save hours of troubleshooting and debugging.
“For more than 20 years Acromag has been a world leader in the design of Industry Pack I/O modules” stated Russell Nieves, Acromag’s Director of Embedded sales. “We believe that the time is right to offer a complete tech refresh with the addition of the new AcroPack™ I/O product offering.”
The COTS product line of AcroPacks™ are ROHS compliant and ideal for scientific development labs, military and aerospace applications, the defense industry, and automation applications.
Founded in 1957, Acromag, Inc. designs and manufactures hi-tech industrial electronics. They are an international corporation headquartered near Detroit, Michigan with a global network of sales representatives and distributors. Acromag offers a complete line of embedded computing and I/O solutions including general purpose I/O boards, single-board computers, FPGA modules, embedded computers, COM Express products, mezzanine modules, wiring accessories, and software. Industries served include military, aerospace, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and scientific research laboratories.
For more information about Acromag products, call Inside Sales at (248) 295-0310 or Marketing Communications at (248) 295-0866. The web site is www.acromag.com.