The IC-OPT-FMCPa is equipped with two optical modules, one handling 12 transmit channels and the other one handling 12 receive channels allowing short reach applications (up to 100 m) on parallel multi-mode fiber. As a VITA 57.1 FMC, the IC-OPT-FMCPa can be used for data communication with our Virtex-6, Virtex-7 and above Front End Processing boards.
A high performance low noise on board clock synthesizer feeds four clocks to the FPGA carrier board:
- three reference clocks for the FPGA Multi-gigabit transceivers
- one differential LVDS clock signal available as a FPGA Global Clock (GC)
The reference clock sources can be either:
- on-board 25 MHz +/-25ppm crystal oscillator well suited for most standard applications
- LVDS reference clock provided by FPGA carrier
Six predefined clock settings are available at power-up with different settings of the clock synthesizer.
Interface Concept has designed VITA57-compliant carrier boards, based on last generations of FPGA’s and offering the flexibility of a FMC site that can run the IC-OPT-FMCa.