FMC-QSFP High Speed Links Daughter Card

FMC-QSFP card provides QSFP+ and SFP+ extension of FPGA prototyping boards with standard FMC connectors. It can be used in networking applications that require high bandwidth connection to external environments such as implementation of low latency high bandwidth links used in High Performance Computing (HPC) or High Frequency Trading (HFT). Such interfaces can be also utilized to interconnect multiple prototyping boards to create an environment for prototyping of extra large ASIC designs (over 1 billion ASIC gates). Aldec FMC-QSFP_ daughter cards support 27.8125Gb/s per each channel in QSFP+ which concludes to 100+ Gb/s on each QSFP+ connector depending on the main device.


FMC-QSFP High Speed Links Daughter Card

Components & Interfaces

  • 2x 100Gb Ethernet – QSFP28 Interface Connector
  • 1x 10Gb Ethernet - SFP+ Interface Connector


  • 64 kB EEPROM (to accomplish ANSI/VITA 57.1 FMC standard)


  • 2x user clock (125MHz and 156.25MHz connected to DP bank)
  • 1x user clock (125MHz connected to CLK bank)


  • Main board connector:
    • FPGA Mezzanine Card connector compliant with ANSI/VITA 57.1 FMC HPC Standard
  • 2x QSFP+28 connector and shield
  • 1x SFP+ Amphenol UE76-A20-3000T and shield

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