VITA 57.4 FMC+ development kits have FireFly optical engines
Two FireFly FMC+ development kits from Samtec offer evaluation and development platforms for the company’s FireFly optical engines.
One kit supports data rates of 25Gbits per second per channel and the second runs at 28Gbits per second per channel. These new solutions offer easy-to-use evaluation and development platforms for Samtec’s FireFly
Samtec’s 25/28 Gbps FireFly FMC+ Modules provide up to 400/448Gbits per second full-duplex bandwidth over up to 16 channels from an FPGA/SoC to an industry-standard multi-mode fibre optic cable. They both support protocols including Ethernet, InfiniBand, Fibre Channel and Aurora, typically found in video, mil/aero, embedded computing, instrumentation, high performance computing and data centre applications.
FireFly optical engines make the electrical to optical conversion in the transmit path and the optical to electrical conversion in the receive path. They are based on proven MultiMode optics and support cable lengths up to 100m. As a VITA 57.4-compliant FMC+ Module, these development kits can be used for optical data communication on any FPGA/SoC development platform that supports the VITA 57.4 interface. Both kits can run system data or BERT testing from a single channel to all 16 channels in parallel. Technical documentation and FPGA reference designs are available for quick start-up.
Samtec was founded in 1976 and, today, is a privately held manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including high-speed board-to-board, high-speed cables, mid-board and panel optics, microelectronics, flexible stacking, and micro/rugged components and cables. Samtec has 33 locations in 18 countries.
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