Advances in Rugged, Modular Systems Offer Unprecedented Performance Value and Flexibility

Rio Rancho, NM (Oct 29, 2015)Acromag and Alta Data Technologies (Alta) announced today a new product offering that provides unparalleled price-performance and configuration flexibility for rugged avionics systems: Acromag’s new ARCX product with Alta’s avionics interface cards. The ARCX embedded computer is a customizable-off-the-shelf Intel i7 with one or two PMC/XMC expansion sites. This rugged, small form factor box is designed to meet IP67 standards for a dependable, sealed, fanless system. Alta offers a wide variety of avionics PMC and XMC MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC high density interface cards that have been field tested with the ARCX.

“The rugged ARCX system is a 4th Generation Intel Core CPU and single or double PMC/XMC sites and 38999 connectors. SWaP-optimized for military/aerospace deployable systems such as: vetronics, C4ISR, payload management, as well as command and control for drones and robotics. When combined with Alta’s proven 1553 or ARINC interface cards and Acromag’s large PMC/XMC product offering, this product offers countless configuration options using COTS solutions. For example, an ARCX i7 Quad Core system with Alta’s MIL-STD-1553 or ARINC PMC cards and our advance FPGA PMC provides unmatched system capabilities for DSP, video and avionics system capabilities,” states Russ Nieves, Director of Embedded Systems Group for Acromag.

Harry Wild, VP of Sales of Alta adds, “Alta is very excited about this new total product offering from Acromag. When Alta’s PMC/XMC MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC products are combined with Acromag’s huge standard I/O and FPGA processing cards, the customer has almost unlimited I/O and processing expansion options in the absolute smallest possible footprint. Alta can provide 1-20 1553 channels and 4-60 ARINC channels in a single, small rugged computer with quad core i7 performance! This makes an amazing avionics system controller, monitor or recorder at a price performance value that can’t be touched in the market today.”

About Acromag

Acromag is a multi-million dollar international corporation that combines more than 50 years of process monitoring and control experience with a solid background in high-tech computer design. Established in 1957. Acromag built its reputation designing critical measurement instrumentation equipment for the petrochemical and aerospace industries. Acromag, Inc. was soon recognized internationally as a leading designer of analog and digital control products for the industrial I/O market.

About Alta

Established in 2007, Alta is a rapidly growing US company that provides industry leading COTS avionics network products. MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC interface cards include PCI, PCIe, PMC, XMC, PC104, cPCI/PXI, ExpressCard, PCCARD, Mini PCI Express, etc…