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Acromag’s New Ethernet Communication Modules Offer Optional Power Over Ethernet

WIXOM, Mich., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acromag announced today an addition to their PCIe-based AcroPack® modules, the AP580 Series. These mini boards provide a single Ethernet 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps port. An optional Power Over Ethernet (POE) model, AP580E-POE-LF, provides 52V DC and up to 10 watts of power to powered devices (PD). The POE Ethernet communication avoids other traffic on a network and is ideal for a video camera, VOIP phone, or any other PD devices. A down-facing plug-in 100 pin connector ensures a secure connection for your I/O. This board supports Intel i210 Ethernet controller PROset to assist with diagnostics, tests, and configuration. These modules plug into AcroPack® PCIe, VPX, and XMC carriers in any combination for embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems. AcroPack AP580 modules start at less than $850 and carriers at $750.

For easy integration of the AcroPack 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.

“For more than 25 years Acromag has been a world leader in the design of Industry Pack I/O modules” stated Russell Nieves, Acromag’s Vice President of Sales. “We believe that the time is right to offer a complete tech refresh of the concept of Industry Pack I/O with the addition of the new AcroPack® I/O product offering.”

This COTS line of AcroPacks are SWaP-C optimized, 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 high-tech industrial electronics. 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. The website is www.acromag.com.

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