VITA 57.4 FMC+ Standard PRODUCTS AND SUPPORT

FAMILY OVERVIEW

VITA 57.4 FMC+ is the latest Standard in the popular VITA FMC family. This specification increases the performance of
VITA 57.1 FMC Standard by extending the total number of Gigabit Transceivers to 32 and increasing the maximum data rate to 28 Gbps. Both are important developments for embedded computing designs using FPGAs and high-speed I/O. In addition, backward compatibility was achieved by using new connectors that allow FMC+ carriers to accept original FMC mezzanines.

FMC and FMC+ Standards are essential for FPGA vendors making baseboards and comprehensive development kits to enable Designers to accelerate their application development. FMC related 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 57.4 FMC+

VITA 57.4 FMC+ - SEARAY (HSPC/HSPCe)

Building on FMC, FMC+ employs a larger connector from the SEARAY™ family of high-speed, high-density arrays. This High Serial Pin Connector (HSPC) has 560 pins arranged in a 14x40 array. While new FMC+ cards can only plug into new FMC+ carriers due to their larger connectors, original FMC cards will also fit thanks to a customized polarization system providing true backward compatibility.

The FMC+ Standard increases the number of multi-gigabit interfaces from 10 to 24. In addition, there is an optional extension connector (the High Serial Pin Connector extension, or HSPCe) to boost pin-count by 80 positions, arranged in a 4x20 array. This brings the maximum multi-gigabit interfaces to 32 full duplex channels. Throughput per multi-gigabit interface has increased to 28 Gbps in each direction.

VITA 57.4 (FMC+) Specified Connectors (SEARAY™)
 

Samtec PN

Terminal (Mezzanine Side)

8.5 mm Mated

8.5 mm Mated

10 mm Mated

10 mm Mated

Socket
(Carrier Side)

Standard Height

Solder
Ball
Type
Options

Alignment
Pins (-A)

Tape &
Reel (-TR)

Plating: H=30 µ" Gold

Design Support

Prints

3D

PADS

ASP-188588-01 (HSPC)

X

 

 

 

 

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-196174-01 (HSPCe)

 

X

 

 

 

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-184330-01 (HSPC)

 

 

X

 

 

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-186900-01 (HSPCe)

 

 

 

X

 

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-184329-01 (HSPC)

 

 

 

 

X

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

ASP-186899-01 (HSPCe)

 

 

 

 

X

Lead-Free

X

X

H

PDF Print

IGES
PARASOLID
STEP

PADS File

VITA 57.4 JSOM

Some FMC+ 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 57.4 (FMC+) Micro Jack Screw StandOffs (JSOM)
 

Samtec PN

 

Thread Locker

M2.5 Thread*

8.5 mm

10 mm

M3 Thread

8.5 mm

10mm

#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 Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA's.

Virtex UltraScale+

The Expanding FMC+ Ecosystem

The Expanding FMC+ Ecosystem

As FMC/FMC+ leverages open platforms and standards, developers are working to further the adaptation of FPGA technologies in applications ranging from Datacom/telecom and broadcast video to instrumentation, aerospace and defense. More and more solutions leveraging VITA 57 FMC/FMC+ are coming to market. Typical VITA 57 products include:

  • FMC/FMC+ daughter cards/modules
  • FPGA-based development boards with provisions for FMC/FMC+ expansion
  • FPGA-based networking cards with provisions for FMC/FMC+ and optical interfaces
  • FPGA-based characterization platforms with provisions for FMC/FMC+ expansion
  • Embedded systems such as networking development bridge cards

Available from Samtec, some of the key solutions being used to support these technologies include: VITA 57.4 Interconnects

Abaco VP889 FPGA Board

Abaco’s VP889 FPGA Board is designed for the most demanding, mission critical military/defense applications. These include electronic warfare/DRFM, radar/sonar processing, satellite communications systems, multi-channel digital transmission/reception and advanced digital beamforming.

Next generation signal processing systems require more bandwidth and more processing capability at lower power and smaller size. The VP889 helps customers meet these demanding requirements on an open COTS platform. With FMC+, customers have up to 300 Gbits/second digital serial bandwidth to and from modular I/O devices. The VP889’s combination of high-performance processing with the Virtex Ultrascale+ and high-density I/O delivers the flexibility to leverage Abaco’s market-leading FMC and FMC+ (VITA 57) product portfolio.

  • 3U VPX Form Factor
  • 8Gb DDR4 mapped to FPGA
  • Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA
  • 1x HSPC/FMC+ Site for Analog or Digital Input/Output
  • Conduction Cooled and Air Cooled options
Featured Samtec Products:
  • VITA 57.4 FMC+ (HSPC) 560 I/O Female Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-184329-01)

Pentek Model 5983 JadeFX Kintex UltraScale Processor and FMC Carrier - 3U VPX

Pentek’s Model 5983 JadeFX FMC+ Carrier is the carrier foundation for a series of FlexorSets capable of hosting FMC and FMC+ modules. The check-off for enhancements include 1.5 times higher performance using 15 percent less power with the Kintex Ultrascale FPGA; 2.8 times increase in FMC bandwidth potential with the FMC+ standard; 1.5 times faster memory transfer rate with 9 gigabytes of DDR4 SDRAM; optional GPS for precise data tagging of time and position; optional 12 gigabytes per second VITA 66.4 optical backplane I/O; and Navigator BSP and FDK for streamlined IP development.

The Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA raises the digital signal processing (DSP) performance by 1.5 times with reductions in cost, power dissipation and weight. The FPGA has access to all data and control paths, enabling factory-installed functions including data multiplexing, channel selection, data packing, gating, triggering and memory control. Additional features include:

  • VITA 57.4 HSFC FMC+ site offers access to a wide range of possible I/O
  • Supports Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGAs
  • 9 GB of DDR4 SDRAM
  • PCI Express® (Gen 1, 2 and 3) interface up to x8
Featured Samtec Products:
  • VITA 57.4 FMC+ (HSPC) 560 I/O Female Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-184329-01)

ReflexCES Stratix 10 FPGA FMC+ Instant-Development Kit

ReflexCES Stratix 10 FPGA FMC+ Instant-Development Kit provides developers the best out-of-the-box experience, combining the best-in-class compact hardware platform with the most efficient intuitive software environment.

Its unique install and GUI interface allows an immediate start, and its reference designs enable fast turnaround designs, shortening and securing developments. Target markets include High Performance Computing and IP & ASIC Prototyping. Additional features include:

  • Intel Stratix 10 GX or SX 2800 KLEs
  • PCIe® Gen 3 x16, Gen 4 x8 capable
  • 1x FMC+ (VITA 57.4) with 20 XCVR up to 28 Gb/s
  • 48 dedicated HPS I/O connector (daughter board for SX)
Featured Samtec Products:
  • VITA 57.4 FMC+ (HSPC) 560 I/O Female Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-184329-01)

Samtec VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC/HSPCe Loopback Card

Samtec's VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC/HSPCe Loopback Card provides FPGA designers an easy to use loopback option for testing low-speed and high-speed multi-gigabit transceivers on any FPGA development board or FPGA carrier card. It can run system data or BER testing on all channels in parallel. This makes evaluation and development with an FPGA much easier and is an ideal substitute for 28 Gbps test equipment. Additional features include:

  • VITA 57.4 FPGA Mezzanine Card Plus (FMC+) form factor
  • Features optimized SI performance via Samtec Final Inch® BOR PCB trace routing for HSPC and HSPCe connectors
  • Supports up to 32 high-speed multi-gigabit transceivers; TX and RX operating at up to 28 Gbps per channel
  • Default Reference Clock Frequency = 156.25 MHz
Featured Samtec Products:
  • VITA 57.4 FMC+ (HSPC) 560 I/O Male Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-184330-01)
  • VITA 57.4 FMC+ (HSPCe) 80 I/O Male Connector (SEARAY™ ASP-186900-01)

Test Reports

VITA 57.4 FMC+ Standard

For questions regarding the VITA 57.4 FMC+ Standard and additional information, please contact us at:

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