FMC170

FMC - FPGA Mezzanine Card

Single-channel, 5Gsps 10-bit A/D
Single-channel, 5Gsps 10-bit D/A
FMC VITA 57.1 Compliant

FMC170

  • Description

      The FMC170 is an analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) FMC daughter card that provides one 10-bit A/D channel at 5Gsps and one 10-bit D/A channel at 5Gsps. The sample clock can be supplied externally or by an internal clock source (optionally locked to an external reference). The clock tree enables cascading of multiple boards for phase-locked sampling. A trigger input is also available for customized sampling control. The FMC170 is mechanically and electrically compliant to the FMC standard (ANSI/VITA 57.1-2010). It features a high-pin count (HPC) connector and can be used in a conduction-cooled environment.


      The low latency data path of the FMC170 enables 2.5GHz of instantaneous bandwidth in both the receive and transmit directions. The analog signal input and output are AC-coupled and connected to MMCX or SSMC coax connectors on the front panel. The FMC170 allows flexible control of clock source, sampling frequency, and calibration through I2C communication. The ADC has individual calibration circuits for fine-tuning of gain, offset, and phase. The card is also equipped with power supply and temperature monitoring and offers several power-down modes to switch off unused functions or protect the card from overheating. The FMC170 is ideal for applications where limited space is available such as RADAR/SONAR, wireless telecommunications, and aerospace test and measurement instruments.

  • Features
      Single-channel, 10-bit A/D up to 5Gsps
      Single-channel, 10-bit D/A up to 5Gsps
      VITA 57.1-2010 compliant
      Conduction-cooled - Standard Option
      AC-coupled analog signals
      LVDS IO signaling
      6 SSMC or MMCX front panel connectors
      Clock source, sampling frequency, and calibration through I2C communication
      Flexible clock tree enables:
      Internal clock source
      External sampling or reference 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

      FMC170 Block Diagram

  • Application
      Software-defined radio (SDR)
      Direct RF Down Conversion
      RADAR/SONAR Electronic Warfare
      Direction finding
      Ultra Wideband Satellite Digital Receiver and Transmitter
      Wireless communication transceivers and base stations
      Medical equipment
      Aerospace and test measurement instruments
  • 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 available for this product. A simple way to design FPGA firmware with automated code and bitstream generation
      Data analyzer makes it possible to display digitized data real time
      This module can be used on any VITA 57.1-compliant HPC carrier card
      User Manual
      Performance Report
      Support provided on 4DSP's support forum private boards
      Reference designs available for multiple FPGA carriers
  • 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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