The XTS-FMC daughter card is designed to convert FPGA transceiver channels to SMA connectors through a FPGA Mezzanine Card(FMC) interface. It is intended to allow users to evaluate the performance of transceiver-based host boards with FMC interface specifically the Stratix, Arria and Cyclone FPGA with integrated transceivers. Through the SMA connectors, the FPGA transceiver signals can be easily connected to measurement instruments as well as allowing gigabit data rate communication between multiple FPGA boards. In addition, there is a clock generator (CDCM6208) that can output the various reference clock for different applications to the transceiver bank of the FPGA through the FMC connector
The XTS-FMC daughter card is the ideal platform to allow users to prototype and test their high-speed interfaces quickly and easily in support of transceiver performance for jitter, protocol compliance, and equalization.