The ACME concept
Fully open solution
The ACME initiative was launched, with the objective of getting rid of all these limitations of current proprietary solutions and providing the community with the most flexible low-cost but high-perf solution!
The proposed solution comes as an extension for the BeagleBone Black (the ACME Cape), designed to provide multi-channel power and temperature measurements capabilities to the BeagleBone Black (BBB). It comes with power and temperature probes integrating a power switch (the ACME Probes), turning it into an advanced all-in-one power/temperature measurement solution.
A scalable solution
Using a standard connector
The ACME initiative also proposes a new standard (free of charge) for power measurement connector (the ACME Power Connector), to solution the issue of development boards not being ready for power measurements.
The ACME initiative is completely open source, from HW to SW drivers and applications.