FMC163

FMC - FPGA Mezzanine Card

Single-channel 12-bit 4Gsps A/D
Dual-channel 12-bit 2Gsps A/D
Single-channel 14-bit 5.7Gsps D/A
FMC VITA 57.1 Compliant

FMC163

  • Description

      The FMC163 provides one 12-bit A/D channel at 4Gsps (or dual-channel at 2Gsps) and one 14-bit D/A channel at 5.7Gsps (2.85Gsps direct RF synthesis) clocked by either an internal clock source (optionally locked to an external reference) or an externally supplied sample clock. In addition, a trigger input for customized sampling control is available to users. The FMC163 daughter card is mechanically and electrically compliant to the FMC standard (ANSI/VITA 57.1).


      The FMC163 has a high-pin count (HPC) connector, front panel I/O, and can be used in a conduction-cooled environment. The design is based on Texas Instruments' ADC12D2000RF Analog-to-Digital converter and Analog Devices' AD9129 Digital-to-Analog converter. The analog signals are AC-coupled, connecting to MMCX or SSMC coax connectors on the front panel.


      The FMC163 allows flexible control of clock source through serial communication busses. Furthermore, the card is equipped with power supply and temperature monitoring and offers several power-down modes to switch off unused functions in order to reduce system level power consumption. It is well-suited for low-power applications such as those in aerospace where the highest level of performance is required while ensuring that mission range is not affected.

  • Features
      One ADC12D2000RF: Single-channel 12-bit A/D at 4Gsps or dual-channel 12-bit at 2Gsps
      One AD9129: Single-channel 14-bit D/A up to 5.7 Gsps (2.85Gsps without 1:2 interpolation) - LVDS
      VITA 57.1-2010 compliant
      Single-ended, AC-coupled analog signals
      6 MMCX/SSMC connectors available from the front panel
      4 LVTTL signals available from an HDMI connector on the front panel
      4 Xilinx MGT available from an HDMI connector on the front panel
      Clock source, sampling frequency through SPI communication busses
      Flexible clock tree enables:
      Onboard VCO: 2200MHz - 4400MHz
      External reference clock
      External sampling clock
      Power-down modes to switch off unused functions for system power savings
      Mil-I-46058c Conformal Coating Compliant (optional)
      HPC – High Pin Count Connector
      LVDS IO signaling
  • Board Support Package
      4FM GUI offers multiple functions including the ability to monitor voltage and temperature; perform memory tests; measure the PCIe bandwidth; update FPGA firmware; and access StellarIP
      StellarIP is available for this product. It offers a simple way to design FPGA firmware with automated code and bitstream generation.
      Data analyzer makes it possible to display digitized data real time
      User Manual
      Performance Report
      Support provided on 4DSP's support forum private boards
      Reference designs available for multiple FPGA carriers
  • Application
      Direct RF Down-conversion
      Software defined radio (SDR)
      RADAR/SONAR Electronic Warfare
      Ultra Wideband Satellite Digital Receiver and Transmitter
      Medical equipment
      Aerospace and test instrumentation
  • Environmental
      EnvironmentalAir-cooledConduction-cooled
      ANSI/VITA 47EAC4EAC6ECC1ECC4
      Operating Temperature0C to +55C-40C to +70C0C to +55C-40C to +85C
      Storage Temperature-40C to +85C-50C to +100C-40C to +85C-55C to +105C
      Humidity95%95%95%95%
      Operating Vibration5Hz to 100Hz, PSD = 0.04g2/Hz

      100Hz to 1000Hz PSD = 0.04 gs^2/Hz

      1000Hz to 2000Hz PSD decreasing at 6 dB/ octave
      5Hz to 100Hz, PSD = 0.04g2/Hz

      100Hz to 1000Hz PSD = 0.04 gs^2/Hz

      1000Hz to 2000Hz PSD decreasing at 6 dB/ octave
      5Hz to 100Hz PSD increasing at 3 dB/ octave

      100Hz to 1000Hz PSD = 0.1 g^2/Hz

      1000Hz to 2000Hz PSD decreasing at 6 dB/octave
      5Hz to 100Hz PSD increasing at 3 dB/ octave

      100Hz to 1000Hz PSD = 0.1 g^2/Hz

      1000Hz to 2000Hz PSD decreasing at 6 dB/octave
      Operating Shock20g, 11 millisecond, half-sine or 20g, 11 millisecond, terminal sawtooth shock pulses in all three axes20g, 11 millisecond, half-sine or 20g, 11 millisecond, terminal sawtooth shock pulses in all three axes40g, 11 millisecond shock half-sine or 40g, 11 millisecond, terminal sawtooth shock pulses in all three axes40g, 11 millisecond shock half-sine or 40g, 11 millisecond, terminal sawtooth shock pulses in all three axes
      Operating Altitude-1500 ft to 60,000 ft
      (with airflow)
      -1500 ft to 60,000 ft
      (with airflow)
      -1500 ft to 60,000 ft-1500 ft to 60,000 ft
      Conformal CoatingOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional

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