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Acromag's New Rugged COM Express® Module Carrier Card Offers Full-Featured I/O Plus Mini PCIe Expansion Site
Acromag's new ACEX4405is a rugged, full-featured carrier board for COM Express modules offering a wide assortment of peripheral I/O connections and a mini PCIe slot for production or prototype systems.
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 9, 2012 02:32 PM
WIXOM, Mich., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The new ACEX4405 carrier card hosts Type 2 or Type 3 COM Express modules in a small footprint of only 95mm x 125mm. Designed for extreme applications, the ACEX4405 has an extra rigid PCB and extended temperature support. Features include dual ports for Gigabit Ethernet, RS232/422, and USB plus many other features. A mini PCIe slot adds further flexibility for expanded, high-speed I/O capabilities. Locking and latching connectors prevent shock or vibration from loosening cables. The single quantity list price is $695.
COM Express is an embedded computing standard that is becoming increasingly popular as a cost-effective solution that balances size, performance, I/O, thermal, and scalability. The extremely flexible architecture allows users to select from a vast offering of processor modules and pair them with a carrier card that meets their application's I/O requirements. The rapid deployment and long-term viability through use of interchangeable components make COM Express very appealing to the defense, aerospace, industrial automation, transportation, and medical markets.
Acromag's carrier card supports a wide variety of applications with a broad feature set. In addition to the Ethernet, serial, and USB support, the ACEX4405 includes dual SATA connectors, audio, and VGA video interfaces. The board also has a standard ATX power connector with LEDs for power and status indication. If additional cooling is required, the carrier provides an optional fan power interface. Scalable data storage is accommodated by a CompactFlash socket with ejector. LVDS ports are available for LCD panel display and LCD backlight control.
"The ACEX4405 is ideal for quick prototype or proof-of-concept designs, but it also provides an extra degree of ruggedness for production systems and OEM applications," explained Joe Primeau, director or marketing and sales for Acromag's Embedded Solutions Group. "With support for a broad range of I/O and communication interfaces, this off-the-shelf carrier card can help you greatly reduce the time to design a semi-custom COM Express computer."
Acromag has designed and manufactured measurement and control products for more than 50 years. They are an AS9100 and ISO 9001-certified international corporation with a world headquarters near Detroit, Michigan and a global network of sales representatives and distributors. Acromag offers a complete line of industrial I/O products including a variety of process instruments, signal conditioners, and distributed fieldbus I/O modules that are available with a 7-year warranty. Industries served include chemical processing, manufacturing, defense, energy, and water services.
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