NewsSamtec FMC FMC+ ecosystems enlraged by evaluation board from Analog Devices

Samtec FMC FMC+ ecosystems enlraged by evaluation board from Analog Devices

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The usage of FMC and FMC+ ecosystems is getting more and more advanced. Developers who work on open platforms and ecosystem standards adapt them to FPGA techniques, which are used in systems for telecommunications, video, aviation, and military.

Samtec releases more and more applications that use VITA57 FMC and FMC+ ecosystems. Examples of applications are:
– Additional modules
– Evaluation boards based on FPGA standards with the possibility of attaching FMC FMC+
– Data transfer cards based on the FPGA standard with the option of attaching FMC FMC+
– Bridge network cards

Evaluation board from Analog Devices AD-FMCDAQ2-EBZ

Analog Devices has been using VITA 57 systems for a long time. Their main product is an ecosystem based on FMC and FMC+ standards in the ADC and DAC sectors.
The latest product is the evaluation board called AD-FMCDAQ2-EBZ, which operates on the basis of FMC standards. It is an ecosystem for storage of data. Its specification has such components as: AD9680 dual, 14-bit, 1.0 GSPS, JESD204B ADC, the AD9144 quad, 16-bit, 2.8 GSPS, JESD204B DAC, the AD9523-1 14-output, 1GHz clock, and power management components.

FMC ecosystems AD-FMCDAQ2

The internally generated carrier platform that interfaces with the FMC system deals with the evaluation board clocks. It is an independent system that gorms data about acquired signals and their synthesis. FMC model with footprint size 84 x 69 mm has in its structure hybrid data transmission module, timing and power, whose parameters are similar to hardware real-world and software for prototyping and designing ecosystems without losing performance.

VITA 57 FMC Samtec connector standards

The parameters of the FMC VITA 57.1 connector are used by two designed connectors. One of them is the HPD connector, High Pin Count, which consists of 160 defined single-ended signals and 10 serial pairs of transceivers and system clocks. The other connector is the LPC connector, Low Check Count. It has 68 defined single-ended signals.


The HPC and LPC connectors use mechanical connectors of the same type. They differ only in the actual filling of signals. LPC connectors can be easily plugged into HPC connectors, while HPC connectors can use the functional subsets of LPC sites.

Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.