Acromag Releases New 6U OpenVPX Single Board Computer with Intel Xeon E3 CPU and Extensive I/O Support

January 31, 2019


Acromag Releases New 6U OpenVPX Single Board Computer with Intel Xeon E3 CPU and Extensive I/O Support

This new processor board provides cost-effective, high-performance computing plus support for many I/O peripherals including XMC and AcroPack(r) mPCIe mezzanine modules.

Acromag\'s AcroExpress? VPX6860 6U OpenVPXTM single board computer
Acromag's AcroExpress VPX6860 6U OpenVPXTM single board computer

Wixom, MI – Acromag, Inc. introduces the AcroExpress VPX6860 6U OpenVPXTM single board computer. The VPX6860 series 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 and manufactured in the USA with a minimum 7-year life expectancy. Front I/O air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions are offered.

“Acromag is expanding on the popularity of our 3U VPX processor model to provide a 6U version with greater I/O flexibility," stated Robert Greenfield, Acromag’s Business Development Manager. "We 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.

About Acromag:

Founded in 1957, Acromag, Inc. designs and manufactures high-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 website is