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Customizable IPC for military and aerospace applications

Acromag (USA) introduced the ARCX‑4000 customizable embedded computer designed for rugged environments. A CAN interface can be added e.g. for multi-sensor monitoring on mobile applications.

(Source: Acromag)

The device features an Intel i7 COM Express Type 6 processor, which offers access to computer peripherals. The processor provides capabilities for floating-point computations, media, graphics, and security. The computer supports up to four of the company’s Acropack modules used for signal processing, communication, and control functions. More than 25 Acropack modules are available, e.g. for CAN, A/D conversion, discrete I/Os, EIA‑232, EIA‑485, MIL‑STD‑1553, Gigabit Ethernet, and other functions. PMC, XMC, Mini PCIe, and Msata slots allow the addition of further I/Os, storage modules, and FPGA modules. Optional removable solid-state drives allow for a variety of configurations including security access.

The front panel of the IP67-rated device features 38999‑type cylindrical connectors for extended I/O interfacing. An optional power filter is designed to meet the requirements of MIL‑STD‑704 and MIL‑STD‑1275. Available interfaces include two HDMI/DVI, display ports, VGA, three USB 2.0 ports, Sata, two Gigabit Ethernet, EIA‑232, and EIA‑485 ports. An audio function is available. Faults and operation status are shown via LEDs.

Typically, the device is applicable in military and aerospace systems such as vetronics, C4ISR, payload management, as well as command and control for drones and robotics. It can also be used as a portable data acquisition system in an aircraft. Adding an FPGA and a graphic card allows for a video transfer.


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