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FMC and FMC+ connector compatibility

PaulWW
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Hello, I'm trying to understand compatibility between FMC+ and FMC connectors.  The Intel Agilex FPGA M-Series Dev Kit HBM2e Edition (DK-DEV-AGM039FES) has a 560-pin (14x40) FMC+ connector.  Is this compatible with a 400-pin (10x40) FMC connector, such as the one on the TI ADS54J66EVM evaluation board?

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_AK6DN_
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If I read this correctly ... https://www.samtec.com/standards/vita/fmc-plus/

there is a degree of backward compatibility. From the second section:

" While new FMC+ cards can only plug into new FMC+ carriers due to their larger connectors, original FMC cards will also fit thanks to a customized polarization system providing true backward compatibility."

So if you have an existing FMC daughtercard you should be able to insert it into your new FMC+ FPGA board.

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_AK6DN_
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If I read this correctly ... https://www.samtec.com/standards/vita/fmc-plus/

there is a degree of backward compatibility. From the second section:

" While new FMC+ cards can only plug into new FMC+ carriers due to their larger connectors, original FMC cards will also fit thanks to a customized polarization system providing true backward compatibility."

So if you have an existing FMC daughtercard you should be able to insert it into your new FMC+ FPGA board.

NazrulNaim_Intel
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Hello,

Sorry for the delay. As user '_AK5DN_' have provided the response. The response can be accepted. For more information regarding the FMC+ connector can be accessed through the link below.


Link : A.5. Communication Interfaces (intel.com)


Hope that answers your question.


Best regards,

Nazrul Naim


NazrulNaim_Intel
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