Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments
Rugged COM Express Module Carrier Card features expansion slot.
Press Release Summary:
November 12, 2012 - Designed for Type 2 or Type 3 COM Express modules, ACEX4405 carrier board includes dual ports for GbE, RS232/422, and USB; mini PCIe expansion slot; dual SATA connectors; and audio and VGA video interfaces. CompactFlash socket with ejector accommodates scalable data storage. Measuring 95 x 125 mm, card also includes ATX power connector with LEDs and shock- and vibration-resistant locking and latching connectors. Product is suited for use with production or prototype systems.
Original Press Release
New Rugged COM Express® Module Carrier Card Offers Full-Featured I/O Plus Mini PCIe Expansion Site
Press release date: October 25, 2012
Acromag’s new ACEX4405 is 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.
Wixom, MI: 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. With a headquarters near Detroit, Michigan and a global network of sales representatives and distributors, Acromag products are sold worldwide. Acromag offers a complete line of embedded computing products such as single board computers, FPGA co-processors, I/O interfaces, mezzanine module carriers, mass storage, and accessories. Industries served include military, aerospace, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and scientific research laboratories.
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