FPGA Mezzanine Card
FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) is an ANSI/VITA standard that defines I/O mezzanine modules with connection to an FPGA or other device with re-configurable I/O capability. It specifies a low profile connector and compact board size for compatibility with several industry standard slot card, blade, low profile motherboard, and mezzanine form factors.
The FMC specification defines:
- I/O mezzanine modules, which connect to carrier cards
- A high-speed connector family of connectors for I/O mezzanine modules
- Supporting up to 10 Gbit/s transmission with adaptively equalized I/O
- Supporting single ended and differential signaling up to 2 Gbit/s
- Numerous I/O available
- The electrical connectivity of the I/O mezzanine module high-speed connector
- Supporting a wide range of signaling standards
- System configurable I/O functionality
- FPGA intimacy
- The mechanical properties of the I/O mezzanine module
- Minimal size
- Scalable from low end to high performance applications
- Conduction and ruggedized support
The FMC specification has two defined sizes: single width (69mm) and double width (139mm). The depth of both is 76.5mm. The FMC mezzanine module uses a high-pin count 400 pin high-speed array connector. A mechanically compatible low pin count connector with 160 pins can also be used with any of the form factors in the standard.
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