VITA 57.1 FMC Standard Products and Support

FAMILY OVERVIEW

The FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) was developed and ratified by a consortium of FPGA vendors and end-user members of the VITA 57 working group. FMC and FMC+ are ANSI Standards which define a compact electro-mechanical expansion interface for a daughter card to an FPGA baseboard or other device with re-configurable I/O capability.

The FMC Standard is essential for FPGA vendors making baseboards and comprehensive development kits to enable Designers to accelerate their application development. FMC products are continually introduced by Supplier companies for targeted market specific applications in industries such as Datacom, Broadcast, Aerospace/Defense, Industrial and Instrumentation. Click here for more information about I/O Design Flexibility with FMC.

VITA 57.1 FMC

VITA 57.1 FMC – SEARAY™ (HPC/LPC)

VITA Standards specify configurations for the SEARAY™ High-Speed Array VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) connector in 8.5 mm and 10 mm stack heights. The (LPC) connectors provide 68 user-defined, single-ended signals (or 34 user-defined, differential pairs); (HPC) connectors provide 160 user-defined, single-ended signals (or 80 user-defined, differential pairs), 10 serial transceiver pairs and additional clock.

VITA 57.1 (FMC) Specified Connectors (SEARAY™)
 

Samtec PN

Terminal (Mezzanine Side)

8.5 mm Mated

10 mm Mated

LIF Contacts

Socket
(Carrier Side)

Standard Height

Options

Solder
Ball
Type

Alignment Pins (-A)

Tape & Reel
(-TR)

Plating: H=30 µ" Gold

Design Support

Prints

3D

PADS

ASP-134602-01 (HPC)

X

 

X

 

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-134606-01 (LPC)

X

 

X

 

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-134488-01 (HPC)

 

X

X

 

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-134604-01 (LPC)

 

X

X

 

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-134486-01

 

 

X

X

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-134603-01

 

 

X

X

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

HDR Cable Assembly Options for FMC

These high-speed, high-density array cable assemblies feature micro coax cable and rugged Edge Rate® contacts.

SAMTEC P/N END-TO-END CABLE LENGTH DESCRIPTION END 1 FMC CONNECTOR ON CABLE END 2 FMC CONNECTOR ON CABLE CONNECTOR MOUNTING ON CABLE
HDR-153514-01 HDR-153514-02 300 mm*
550 mm*
High Data Rate Cable, (HPC) female to (HPC) male ASP-134486-01 ASP-134488-01 Same Side
HDR-169468-01 HDR-169468-02 300 mm*
550 mm*
High Data Rate Cable, (HPC) female to (HPC) male ASP-134486-01 ASP-134488-01 Opposite Side
HDR-169470-01 HDR-169470-02 300 mm*
550 mm*
High Data Rate Cable, (HPC) male to (HPC) male ASP-134488-01 ASP-134488-01 Same Side
HDR-169472-01 HDR-169472-02 300 mm*
550 mm*
High Data Rate Cable, (LPC) female to (LPC) male ASP-134603-01 ASP-134604-01 Same Side
HDR-169473-01 HDR-169473-02 300 mm*
550 mm*
High Data Rate Cable, (LPC) female to (LPC) male ASP-134603-01 ASP-134604-01 Opposite Side
HDR-169475-01 HDR-169475-02 300 mm*
550 mm*
High Data Rate Cable, (LPC) male to (LPC) male ASP-134604-01 ASP-134604-01 Same Side

VITA 57.1 JSOM

Some FPGA mezzanine cards may present a challenge to unmate from their host. To aid in separation, Samtec has developed the JSOM (Micro Jack Screw Standoff). They act as a traditional standoff when collapsed. An Allen-key unscrews and expands the jack screw, dividing the PCBs in a steady, even motion until the mezzanine is safely separated from its host. The JSOM standoff family includes M2.5, M3, and #4-40 hardware available in 8.5 mm and 10 mm stack heights.

VITA 57.1 (FMC) Micro Jack Screw Stand Offs (JSOM)
 

Samtec P/N

 

Thread Locker

M2.5 Thread*

8.5 mm

10 mm

M3 Thread

8.5 mm

10 mm

#4-40 Thread

8.5 mm

10 mm

Design Support

Prints

3D

ASP-198471-01

YES

X

 

 

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-198471-02

YES

 

X

 

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199169-01

YES

 

 

X

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199169-02

YES

 

 

 

X

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199167-01

YES

 

 

 

 

X

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199167-02

YES

 

 

 

 

 

X

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-198471-04

NO

X

 

 

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-198471-05

NO

 

X

 

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199169-04

NO

 

 

X

 

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199169-05

NO

 

 

 

X

 

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199167-04

NO

 

 

 

 

X

 

PDF Print

STEP

ASP-199167-05

NO

 

 

 

 

 

X

PDF Print

STEP

* - Meets VITA mezzanine standoff specifications

FPGA Development

Xilinx® and its Alliance Program Members offer the industry's most comprehensive offering of FPGA Development Boards and Design Services to help speed developer’s time-to-revenue over a wide variety of application needs. Xilinx® has selected Samtec High Speed Connector and Cable interconnect Solutions for their latest generation Evaluation Boards featuring the Kintex UltraScale and Virtex UltraScale FPGA’s.

Altera® development kits provide a complete, high-quality design environment for engineers. They simplify the design process and reduce time to market. Altera® has selected Samtec High Speed interconnect solutions for many of their Boards and Kits.

Altera Arria® 10 FPGA Development Board

Samtec Products on FPGA Baseboard:


Altera Arria® 10 FPGA Signal Integrity Kit

Samtec Products on FPGA Baseboard:

Altera® HSMC

The Altera® HSMC defines electrical and mechanical properties of a high speed mezzanine card interface. This specification standardizes the way in which mezzanine cards communicate and connect to host boards. By taking advantage of the high-performance I/O features found in today’s FPGA devices, manufacturers can build a single mezzanine card that will then interface to multiple host boards.

Similarly, they can build a host board that can leverage many different, pre-built, mezzanine cards. The HSMC connectors defined by the specification are based on the 0.50 mm pitch Q Strip® QSH/QTH series high speed board-to-board connectors from Samtec. The Samtec interconnect for the mezzanine card is ASP-122952-01. See the complete HSMC Specification from Altera® for further information and recommendations for running both high-frequency and low speed interface signals within the various “banks."

High-Speed Cable Assemblies to Interface with HSMC Connectors:

Custom HDR cable assemblies for HSMC are available in various lengths with a variety of terminal/socket end options and orientations.

Altera Arria® V GX FPGA Development Board

Samtec Products on FPGA Baseboard:

Microsemi provides a selection of development kits & boards for FPGA and SoC FPGA designs that include Libero SoC design software, power, and Programming & Debug Tools to begin your next design.

Microsemi PolarFire Evaluation Kit

This kit is ideally suited for high-speed transceiver evaluation, 10Gb Ethernet, IEEE1588, JESD204B, SyncE, SATA and more. The kit connections include a high pin count (HPC) FPGA mezzanine card (FMC), numerous SMAs, PCIe, Dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ45, SFP+ and USB. 

Samtec product on kit:


Microsemi SmartFusion2 Advanced Development Kit

The Advanced Development Kit board has Standard and advanced peripherals such as PCIe®x4 edge connector, two FMC connectors for using many off the shelf daughter cards, USB, Philips inter-integrated circuit (I2C), two gigabit Ethernet ports, serial peripheral interface (SPI), and UART. A high precision operational amplifier circuitry on the board helps to measure core power consumption by the device.

Samtec product on kit:

The Expanding FMC Ecosystem

The Expanding FMC Ecosystem

As FMC leverages open platforms and standards, developers are working to further the adaptation of programmable device technologies in the marketplace. Many of these developers are working closely with Samtec to support a variety of applications, including:

  • FMC daughter cards / modules
  • FPGA-based development boards with provisions for FMC expansion
  • FPGA-based networking cards with provisions for FMC expansion, along with optical interfaces
  • FPGA-based characterization platforms with provisions for FMC expansion
  • Embedded systems such as networking development bridge cards
Available from Samtec, some of the key interconnect solutions being used to support these technologies include:

Analog Devices AD-FMCDAQ2-EBZ Evaluation Board

The AD-FMCDAQ2-EBZ is an FMC board for the high speed DAC AD9144 & ADC AD9680. It can be connected to the Xilinx KCU105 FPGA Baseboard to provide a comprehensive platform for rapid prototyping of high performance digital signal procession applications with wideband analog data acquisition.

Samtec Products:
  • VITA 57.1 FMC (HPC) 400 I/O Male Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-134488-01)

Fidus 12G-SDI HPC FMC

Fidus Systems and inrevium's next generation Xilinx® targeted FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) utilizes MACOM's 12G-SDI Chipset to enable 4K60p video.

Samtec Products:

Avnet MicroZed™

Avnet's Microzed™ provides easy access to the full 108 user I/O available from the MicroZed™ SOM while connecting 75 of the MicroZed Programmable Logic (PL) I/O to a LPC VITA 57 FMC expansion slot.

Samtec Products:
  • VITA 57.1 FMC (LPC) 160 I/O Female Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-134603-01)

TechwaY TigerFMC

VITA 57.1 compliant mezzanine card integrates 10 full duplex 10 Gbps optical links for 200 Gbps aggregate badwidth.

Samtec Products:
  • VITA 57.1 FMC (HPC) 400 I/O Male Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-134488-01)
  • High Speed Edge Card Connector Sets (FireFly™ Connector System UEC5 / UCC8 Series)
  • x12 Bidirectional (12 Tx / 12 Rx) Optical MT Driver (FireFly Optical Micro Flyover System™ ECUO Series)

Samtec 14 Gbps FireFly™ FMC Module

The Samtec 14 Gbps FireFly™ FMC Module provides up to 140 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth over 10 channels from an FPGA to an industry-Standard multi-mode fiber optic cable. The FireFly™ optical engines provide adjustable power levels to support cable lengths up to 100 m. The Samtec 14 Gbps FireFly™ FMC Module supports Data Center, High Performance Computing and FPGA-to-FPGA protocols including Ethernet, InfiniBand™, Fibre Channel and Aurora.

Featured Samtec Products:
  • VITA 57.1 FMC (HPC) 400 I/O Male Connector (Samtec P/N: ASP-134488-01)
  • Two (1 TX/1 RX) FireFly™ Two-Piece SMT Connector Systems (UCC8/UEC5 Series)
  • FireFly™ Active Optical Micro Flyover Cable Assembly (ECUO Series)

Test Reports

VITA 57.1 FMC Standard

For questions regarding the VITA 57.1 FMC Standard and additional information, please contact us at:

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