FMC Add-On Cards

FMC Add-On Cards

iWave’s FPGA-IP Evaluation Add-On FMC Card is designed to meet ANSI/VITA 57.1 FMC Standard. The card supports both High-Pin Count (HPC) & Low-Pin Count (LPC) connector and can be used in an air-cooled environment. FPGA-IP Evaluation Add-On Card can be interfaced with most of the FPGA development kits available in the market. This card also helps to evaluate iWave’s proprietary FPGA Intellectual Property (IP) Cores.


Interface Supported

  • SD3.0 interface supports SDR104, SDR50, DDR50, SDR25, SDR12 modes
  • High speed Serial-ATA interfaces supporting communications at 1.5Gbps, 3Gbps and 6Gbps data rates
  • SFP+ interface supports SFP/SFP+ transceiver modules
  • 2Gb to 64Gb NAND Flash modules


  • ASFLMPLP 150MHZ LVDS/LVPECL clock generator for SATA interface
  • DSC1123 125MHz LVDS/LVPECL clock generator for SFP+ interface
  • DSC1123 100MHz LVDS/LVPECL clock generator for user clock

Power Requirement

  • 12V 1A, 3.3V 3A from host device
  • Adjustable voltage level (varies from host to host) power from the carrier to the IO Mezzanine module; VCC_VADJ: 1.5 to 3.3V connected to onboard level translator
  • On board switching regulator 12V to 5V 2.5A for SATA

Temperature Supported

  • 0°C to +70°C Commercial grade

Form Factor

  • 76.5mm x 69mm

Key Features & Benefits

  • Board Connector:
    • FPGA Mezzanine Card connector type supporting HPC & LPC compliant with ANSI/VITA 57.1 FMC Standard
  • SD3.0 Interface:
    • Compatible with SD/SDIO specification 3.0
  • Supports 1-bit or 4-bit data transfer
  • Supports for both high capacity (SDHC) and Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (SDXC)
  • Supports High-speed, SDR12, SDR25, SDR50, SDR104 bus speed with the maximum transfer rate 208MBps
  • iWave’s FPGA SD SDIO Host Controller IP can be evaluated with this platform

High Speed Serial-ATA Interface:

  • Supports SATA Rev 3.0 transfer speeds up to 6.0Gbps and backwards compatible to 1.5Gbps, 3Gbps data rates
  • On-board 150MHz reference clock.
  • SATA standard connector, Amphenol FCi 10029364-001LF
    iWave’s FPGA SATA Host Controller IP can be evaluated with this platform

SFP+ Interface:

  • SFP+ Connector which supports 1Gbps or 10Gbps data rates
  • On-board 125MHz reference clock
  • SFP+ standard connector, Molex 0747540101
  • iWave’s FPGA ARINC and sFPDP IP can be evaluated with this platform

NAND Interface:

  • Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFI) 2.0-compliant
  • Single-level cell (SLC) technology
  • Generic 48 TSOP Package IC used for compatibility with devices ranging in density from 2Gb to 64Gb
  • iWave’s FPGA IP NAND Flash Controller can be evaluated with this platform


  • iWave’s FPGA-IP Evaluation Add-On FMC Card is compatible with many off-the-shelf FPGA development kits by leading FPGA vendors.
  • Users can Evaluate iWave’s SD3.0 IP, ONFI NAND Flash Host Controller IP, SATA 3.0 Host Controller IP, ARINC 818 IP and sFPDP IP @ 10G.
  • Users can plan to use the same add on cards in their end products.
  • Card includes simplified testing using the on-board clocking solution for each interface.
  • 15 GPIOs routed to general purpose header


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