Acromag Receives Editor's Choice Award from Military Embedded Systems for Rugged COM Express Carrier Cards

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Acromag is honored to have their ACEX-4600 series of COM Express Type 6 carrier cards selected as Editor’s Choice products for the April 2014 issue of Military Embedded Systems magazine.

ACEX-4620 shown with Military Embedded System Editor's Choice Award

The devices meet wide temperature operation and shock/vibration immunity and come in two models that can host a basic size COM Express module.

Acromag’s ACEX-4600 carrier cards target small form factor computing applications. As written in Military Embedded Systems, “The devices meet wide temperature operation and shock/vibration immunity and come in two models that can host a basic size COM Express module and have an option for one or two PMC/XMC modules for I/O or FPGA processing tasks. All models have two mini-PCIe slots. The ACEX-4610 model interfaces a basic Type 6 COM Express module, two mini-PCIe slots, and a PMC/XMC in a 125x165 mm footprint. The device’s engineering design kit has a break-out board that routes all the I/O signals from the carrier’s high-density connector to standard peripheral connectors. Adding a second PMC/XMC slot, the ACEX-4620 is slightly larger with 200x165 mm Mini-ITX dimensions.

For ruggedization, thicker circuit boards resist flex while industrial-grade components enable operation from -40 °C to +85 °C. Front panels with military connectors and a power filter plug into the carrier card. Two gigabit LAN ports, a PCIe port, four USB ports, and two RS232/485 ports provide flexible network and serial communication options. The carriers also support as many as three DVI-I video ports and an audio in/out interface. A fused, onboard DC/DC converter accepts 10-32V DC input power.”

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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. They offer 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.

For more information about Acromag products, call the Inside Sales Department at (248) 295-0310 or Marketing Communications at (248) 295-0866. Send faxes to (248) 624-9234. You can also visit us online at, e-mail solutions(at)acromag(dot)com, or write Acromag at 30765 S. Wixom Rd., Wixom, MI 48393 USA.

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