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Acromag introduces new processor board

Acromag has released a new processor board, the 6U OpenVPX Single Board Computer, featuring a Intel Xeon E3 CPU and extensive support for many I/O peripherals including XMC and AcroPack mPCIe mezzanine modules.

The recently introduced single board computer is part of Acromag’s AcroExpress VPX6860 series, which features the 6th Generation Skylake Intel Xeon E3-1505M processor and CM236 PCH chipset for wide-ranging I/O support. Expanded memory performance comes with up to 32GB of DDR4 ECC SODIMMs that are firmly attached to the board but removable for security or upgrades.

This SBC is designed for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications has a minimum seven-year life expectancy, and is offered in Front I/O air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions.

Acromag is expanding on the popularity of their 3U VPX processor model to provide a 6U version with greater I/O flexibility. with added dual 40GbE ports and two slots for XMC and AcroPack I/O modules.

A broad array of I/O options includes dual USB 3.0, a mini-display port, and RJ45 gigabit Ethernet on the front panel. Backplane I/O supports PCIe Gen3 x16 on the expansion plane, dual 40 GBASE-KR4 on the data plane, plus dual 1000BASE-T and 1000BASE-BX on the control plane. Two M.2 expansion sites offer plenty of on-board data storage. Other I/O includes four RS-232/422/485, two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, two DisplayPort, two SATA III, eight GPIO, and audio capabilities. XMC and AcroPack module slots can add FPGA or other I/O processing.

The AcroExpress processor boards are ideal for military and aerospace applications that require high-performance computing, expansive I/O support and advanced cooling management.

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