WIXOM, Mich. – Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing the APCe8775 carrier card that enables a PC to communicate with a Switched Mezzanine Card (XMC) over a PCI Express bus in small embedded computers and servers with reduced-depth expansion slots.
These carriers are suitable for high-performance military and scientific research computing systems. Systems developers can insert an Acromag field-programmable gate array (FPGA) module or other XMC on the carrier card to perform signal processing functions.
The APCe8775 three-quarter-length PCI Express card supports as many as eight serial lanes for rapid data transfer between the plug-in XMC and the host computer.
These cards also can help test advanced defense and aerospace systems for later deployment on rugged computing platforms such as VME, VPX, or CompactPCI.
Several rear I/O connectors enable high-speed serial interfaces between neighboring carrier boards using XAUI or Aurora protocols. An MD68 port and two Samtec QPairs connectors simplify board-to-board connections with a SCSI-3 or Twinax cables to left and right adjacent carrier cards.
Software development tools for this carrier card are available for VxWorks, Linux, and Windows environments. These function libraries provide example routines or DLL driver support with C source code to save time.
For more information contact Acromag online at www.acromag.com.