New MIL-STD-1553 communication modules in a ruggedised mini-PCIe form factor

Acromag has added two new MIL-STD-1553 communication modules to their offering
of AcroPack rugged I/O modules based on the PCI Express mini card standard. While
the AP571 provides single function MIL-STD-1553 communication, the AP572
provides full multifunction databus communication. Both models provide one dual
redundant channel with four open/ground avionics level discrete I/O signals in
addition to IRIG-B I/O and Trigger I/O.

Key features of the new AcroPack MIL-STD-1553 communication modules
include high performance SoC architecture featuring dual-core RISC processors
tightly coupled to large programmable logic for host CPU offload and real-time
functionality; 128MB global RAM on-board for data scheduling and buffering, allowing
the module to operate dependably at full bus rates; and a variety of carrier
cards available to host a mix of up to four AcroPack I/O modules on PCI
Express, VPX or XMC computer platforms.

Designed for COTS applications, these mPCIe mezzanine modules deliver a
SWaP-optimised solution for avionics test, simulation, and monitoring
applications. The advanced hardware architecture provides generous computing
and memory resources, guaranteeing all functions can run concurrently at full
performance specifications.

AcroPack mezzanine modules improve on the mini PCI Express architecture
by adding a down-facing 100-pin connector that securely routes the I/O through
a carrier card without any loose internal cabling. Carrier cards in PCIe, VPX,
and XMC formats let the users combine up to four I/O function modules from more
than 25 available models in a single computer slot. Software tools support
embedded applications running on Linux¨ , Windows¨ , or VxWorks¨ operating

Acromag is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics.

For more information, please visit the Metromatics website or call (07)

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