Type 10 carrier card hosts four mPCIe I/O modules

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Acromag broadens their family of rugged AcroPack mini-PCIe I/O module carrier cards with the new Model ACEX4041, which hosts a COM Express Type 10 processor module.

The Mini-ITX form factor board interfaces four plug-in AcroPack I/O modules to an Intel Atom E3950 (Apollo Lake) CPU module with provisions for both M.2 and SATA SSD data storage and a variety of peripherals on-board. Further, there are ports for two RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0, two RS232, one Mini-DisplayPort, and audio connections.

Four AcroPack I/O slots provide a reliable PCIe mini card interface for a mix of analog, digital, serial, FPGA, avionics, and other I/O functions. Four 68-pin VHDCI connectors securely route the field I/O to the AcroPack modules without any loose internal cables. AcroPack I/O modules support conduction-cooling and have an operational temperature rating of -40 to 85°C. Power is sourced from a 10-36V DC and/or ATX supply with redundant, auto-switch power capability. A development system package is offered; simplifying evaluation and proof-of-concept engineering efforts in a lab.

The ACEX4041 is designed for defense, industrial, and mobile embedded computing systems, and is well-suited for systems with SWaP-C limitations. The card is ideal for:

small form factor (SFF) test and measurement

data acquisition and control




signal processing applications

AcroPacks perform A/D, D/A, discrete I/O, RS232/485, MIL-STD-1553, CAN bus, Gigabit Ethernet, and other functions. Third-party mPCIe modules are supported for use in the AcroPack slots. An additional feature that the COM Express Mini Size Type 10 slot offers is the ability to host Intel Core™ i7 processors and other compatible computer-on-module processors.

Type 10 carrier card hosts four mPCIe I/O modules