The VPX4840 and VPX4850 feature two XMC slots with support for front or rear panel I/O. (Photo: Acromag/PRNewswire)

August 16, 2022

WIXOM, Mich.—Two new OpenVPX™ carrier card models from Acromag are reported to support a wide variety of signal processing and computing options, providing a simple and cost-effective solution for interfacing XMC modules to a VPX computer system.

Acromag said in a release that its VPX4840 and VPX4850 feature two XMC slots with support for front or rear panel I/O. They are available with VITA 42, VITA 61, or VITA 88 connectors to route power and interface bus signals to the plug-in mezzanine modules. Both models support a choice of direct PCIe connection to the VPX backplane via the data or expansion plane, the company said.

The XMC sites have a 16-lane PCIe bus Gen 3 interface, reported to enable rapid data throughput. By inserting XMC mezzanine modules on the carrier, including XMC processor (prXMC) modules, developers can “leverage hundreds of available function modules currently unavailable in a VPX platform,” according to the release.

“With two XMC sites, system integrators can combine FPGA, GPU, I/O, avionics, communication, and even prXMC modules to create custom computing boards in a single slot,” said Acromag Business Development Manager Robert Greenfield, in the release.

The carriers are designed and manufactured in the United States and are said to be well suited for  high-performance aerospace, defense, scientific research, and industrial systems that require high-speed I/O.

Acromag, headquartered near Detroit, is an international corporation that designs and manufactures hi-tech industrial electronics. The company offers embedded computing and I/O products, including general purpose I/O boards, single-board computers, FPGA modules, embedded computers, COM Express products, mezzanine modules, wiring accessories, and software. Acromag serves a variety of industries, ranging from military and aerospace to manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and scientific research laboratories.

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