Optical FMC (high-speed FPGA Mezzanine Card)

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TigerFMC – SAMTEC FireFly™

Optical communications have become the new standard of data-intensive integrated systems. TECHWAY brings you a very compact and efficient solution with the TigerFMC optical FMC product range.
Taking advantage of the SAMTEC FireFly™ optical modules, TigerFMC solutions offer an overall throughput up to 336 Gbps.
All the TigerFMC mezzanine cards can be easily integrated into existing systems, such as VPX boards, or into brand-new architectures.
Available in commercial or rugged version, the TigerFMC is compatible with both air and conduction cooled environment.

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Applications

  • Video broadcast & switching
  • Legacy system upgrade
  • RADAR/SONAR
  • Electronic warfare
  • Telecom
  • Avionics

Advantages

  • Ready-to-use : 100% FMC and FMC+ compliant
  • Easy-to-use : No specific firmware required
  • Protocol agnostic
  • Suitable for legacy issue
  • Air or conduction cooled

Key features

  • VITA 57.1 and 57.4 compliant
  • Up to 12 full duplex links
  • Up to 25 Gbps per link
  • Front connection : MTP24-M or MTP12-M connectors
  • Rear connection (on demand) : MT ferules
  • Programmable oscillators
  • Air cooled
    • Temperature range : 0°C to 55°C
  • Conduction cooled
    • Temperature range : -20°C to 70°C

FireFly™ technology

Samtec’s FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ is the first interconnect system that gives designers the flexibility of using micro footprint optical and copper interconnects interchangeably with the same connector system.

The FireFly™ system enables chip-to-chip, board-to-board, on-board and system-to-system connectivity at data rates up to 28 Gbps. FireFly™ is based on a high-performance interconnect system which allows the use of low-cost copper cables or high-performance active optical engines.

SAMTEC copper, equalized copper and optical cable systems provide the flexibility to achieve higher data rates and/or greater distance needs while simplifying board design and enhancing performance.

FMC boards
Connector HPC, HSPC, MTP
Speed 10 Gbps, 25 Gbps
Environment Commercial, Industrial
Supplier TECHWAY
I/O Optical
Channels’ number 4, 12
Stackable No
Techno. FireFly (SAMTEC)
  • TigerFMC-12_1
    VITA 57.4 Optical FMC, 12 full duplex links @ >10 Gbps, MTP24-M connector, Standard temperature.
  • TigerFMC-12_1_I
    VITA 57.4 Optical FMC, 12 full duplex links @ >10 Gbps, MTP24-M connector, Extended temperature.
  • TigerFMC-4_2
    VITA 57.4 Optical FMC, 4 full duplex links @ 25 Gbps, MTP12-M connector, Standard temperature.