Optical FMC (high-speed FPGA Mezzanine Card)

TigerFMC - Optical FMC
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optical fmc - TigerFMC front
SAMTEC FireFly optical module
TigerFMC - Optical FMC
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optical fmc - TigerFMC front
SAMTEC FireFly optical module

TigerFMC – SAMTEC FireFly™

High-speed optical communications have become the new standard of real-time 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’s FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ optical modules, TigerFMC solutions offer an overall throughput up to 336 Gbps. FireFly™ is the first interconnect system that gives designers the flexibility of using micro footprint optical and copper interconnects interchangeably with the same connector system.

All the TigerFMC mezzanine cards can be easily integrated into existing systems such as VPX boards, or into brand-new architectures. Compliant with VITA 57.1 and VITA 57.4 standards, they fit all FMC and FMC+ carrier boards.

Available in commercial or industrial version, these optical FMC are compliant with both air and conduction cooled environments.

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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
  • Standard temperature :
    • 0°C to 70°C
  • Extended temperature :
    • -40°C to 85°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 14 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 @ 14 Gbps, MTP24-M connector, Standard temperature.
  • TigerFMC-12_1_I
    VITA 57.4 Optical FMC, 12 full duplex links @ 14 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.

Xilinx Member

TECHWAY is a Xilinx Certified Partner since 2017. Discover TigerFMC on Xilinx Portal.

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