Metromatic: PCI Express Carrier Card for AcroPack Modules

The Acromag APCe7020 board interfaces two AcroPack mezzanine modules to a PCI Express bus on a PC-based computer system.

Two AcroPack module slots give you the freedom to mix a variety of I/O functions (A/D, D/A, digital in, digital out, serial I/O, etc.) on a single board. Or, combine modules of the same type for almost one hundred channels on a single card. Either way, the APCe7020 saves your precious card slots and reduces your costs.

This tech-refresh design offers a compact size, low-cost I/O, the same functionality and memory map of the existing Industry Pack modules.

A unique carrier and site number can be set for each AcroPack site by a DIP switch. This provides the capability to distinguish a particular AcroPack module from others when multiple instances of the same module are used in a system.

A standard 14-pin Xilinx JTAG programming header is provided for programming and debugging the FPGA on some AcroPack modules. The JTAG ports of the two AcroPack modules are daisy-chained.

Designed for COTS applications these PCIe carrier boards deliver high-reliability, and high-performance at a low cost.

AcroPack carriers are ROHS compliant and ideal for military, defence, automation, aerospace, scientific, and development lab industries.

Features:

  • Two AcroPack or mini-PCIe module slots support any combination of I/O functions.
  • PCI Express compliant.
  • Plug-and-play carrier configuration and interrupt support.
  • Fused +1.5V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, and -12V DC power is provided.  A fuse is present on each supply line serving each AcroPack module.
  •  Front panel SCSI-2 connectors for field I/O signals.
  • Extended temperature range.
  • DIP switch card identification.
  • Standard 14-pin Xilinx JTAG programming header.

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