Acromag's New Next Generation I/O Modules for Long-Term Use Introduced at Embedded World 2017

APCe7020E-LF populated with two AcroPack® I/O Modules
APCe7020E-LF populated with two AcroPack® I/O Modules

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Acromag’s new innovative PCIe-based AcroPack Series of general purpose I/O modules for embedded computing applications are an extended version of the mPCIe specification and feature a 100-pin connector to handle the I/O. The SWaP-C (size, weight power and cost) optimized modules are a tiny 70mm x 30mm in size and weigh on average only .05 ounces. Each module uses less than 5 watts of power and boards start at $395 per module.

The modules plug into connectors on AcroPack® carriers to add A/D, D/A, serial, digital I/O, and FPGA communication in any combination for embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems. AcroPack carrier cards for PCIe or VPX systems hold up to four mini-PCIe or AcroPack™ mezzanine modules. The VPX carrier also has a conduction-cooled option.

For easy integration of the AP modules with real-time software application programs, Acromag offers C libraries for VxWorks® and other operating systems. The libraries provide generic routines (source code included) to handle reads, writes, interrupts, and other functions. Demonstration programs enable the developer to quickly exercise the I/O modules before attaching the routines to the application program. This diagnostic tool can save hours of troubleshooting and debugging. Visit to learn more.

“For more than 20 years Acromag has been a world leader in the design of Industry Pack I/O modules” stated Russell Nieves, Acromag’s director of embedded sales. “We believe that the time is right to offer a complete tech refresh with the addition of the new AcroPack I/O product offering.”

The COTS product line of AcroPacks are ROHS compliant and ideal for scientific development labs, military and aerospace applications, the defense industry, and automation applications.

About Acromag

Founded in 1957, Acromag, Inc. designs and manufactures hi-tech industrial electronics. They are an international corporation headquartered near Detroit, Michigan with a global network of sales representatives and distributors. Acromag offers a complete line of embedded computing and I/O solutions including general purpose I/O boards, single-board computers, FPGA modules, embedded computers, COM Express products, 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 Inside Sales at (248) 295-0310 or Marketing Communications at (248) 295-0866. The web site is