Acromag announces VPX Carrier Cards for PMC or XMC Modules | Automation.com

Acromag announces VPX Carrier Cards for PMC or XMC Modules

Acromag announces VPX Carrier Cards for PMC or XMC Modules

July 24, 2014 - Acromag’s VPX4810 and VPX4812 3U VPX carrier cards provide a simple and cost-effective solution for interfacing a PMC or XMC module to a VPX computer system. These carrier cards route power and interface bus signals to a plug-in mezzanine module through the VPX card slot connector. An 8-lane PCIe bus Gen 2 interface enables rapid data throughput. By inserting PMC/XMC industrial I/O and configurable FPGA modules from Acromag or other vendors on the carrier, developers can now leverage hundreds of available function modules in a VPX platform. Pricing starts at $1300 for an air-cooled version with a 0 to 70°C range. Conduction-cooled and REDI models offer an extended operating temperature range of -40 to 85°C.

Designed and manufactured lead free in the USA these carriers are ideal for high-performance industrial, defense, scientific research, and telephony systems requiring high-speed I/O.

Both the VPX4810 and VPX4812 carrier cards conform to VPX VITA 46.0, 46.4 and 46.9 specifications and optionally VITA 48 for Ruggedized Enhanced Design Implementation (REDI). Front and rear-panel I/O access can be accommodated; however, the front I/O option is only available on air-cooled models.   Both models are compatible with a number of VITA 65 OpenVPX module/slot profiles. The VPX4810 has 64 I/O lines (P14, VITA 46.9) are supported via the P2 VPX connector. The VPX4812 I/O is supported via the P16 XMC connector.

Acromag offers dozens of compatible PMC modules to perform A/D, D/A, digital I/O, and serial communication functions. Re-configurable FPGA modules are also available in a PMC or XMC format with multi-lane serial interconnects for high-performance algorithm acceleration and adaptive computing applications. The VPX4812 can be used as a VPX switch card allowing a host CPU to communicate with up to three downstream cards in addition to the XMC card.

 

“As developers implement the new VPX architecture, they can still enjoy access to a broad range of readily available I/O processing and FPGA computing mezzanine modules,” states Joseph Primeau, Acromag’s sales and marketing director. The VPX4810 and VPX4812 support any standard IEEE-1386.1 module for great flexibility to address I/O signal processing tasks.

Acromag has designed and manufactured measurement and control products for more than 50 years. They are an international corporation with a world headquarters near Detroit, Michigan and a global network of sales representatives and distributors. Acromag offers a complete line of embedded I/O products including bus boards, mezzanine modules, wiring accessories, and software. Industries served include military, aerospace, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and scientific research laboratories.

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