As an ANSI/VITA member, Samtec announces its support for the release of the latest ANSI/VITA 57.4-2018 FPGA Mezzanine Card Plus Standard. VITA 57.4, also referred to as FMC+, expands upon the I/O capabilities defined in ANSI/VITA 57.1 FMC by adding two new connectors that enable higher data rates.
FMC+ modules provide a standardized mezzanine card employed in FPGA development solutions and by COTS manufacturers. Features include a small form factor and user defined pins, and backward compatibility with FMC mezzanine cards. FMC+ also extends computing performance and bandwidth.
Samtec’s SEARAY vertical connectors are featured in the VITA 57.4 standard, which specifies 8.5 mm and 10 mm stack heights. The connector is capable of speeds up to 28 Gb/s, provides low insertion/extraction forces, and features solder charge terminations. In addition, the FMC+ standard also specifies the use of an optional extension connector (the High Serial Pin Connector extension, or HSPCe). Employing this extension connector increases the total pin count by 80 positions, arranged in a 4 x 20 array. This brings data rates from 28 to 32 Gb/s over full duplex channels. For more details and specs, checkout the company’s line of VITA 57.4 FMC+ and SEARAY mezzanine solutions.
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