FMC-IPASS - PCI Express Gen 3 Interface



  • PCI Express Gen 3 Interface
  • 10Gb Etherenet
  • other High Speed IO Protocols

Board Features

  • iPASS Connector
  • VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC)


The FMC-IPASS is an FMC I/O Module which provides an industry standard High-Speed Serial interface.

The FMC-IPASS is a VITA 57.1 compliant Single Width HPC FMC module, designed for use with Alpha Data's VITA 57.1 compliant carrier cards. It provides the user with the connectivity to implement high-speed serial IO communication applications. Providing 8 lanes of up to 12Gbps Serdes capable of PCIe gen3, 10GbE, and many other signaling standards.

Board Format

VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC)

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits:

CodeCooling OptionOperating Temp.Storage Temp.
CC1Conduction Cooled Industrial-40°C+70°C[1]-55°C+100°C
[1] - with high-efficiency system cooling this can be raised to 85°C - Contact Alpha Data for more details

Conformal Coating Options:

Acrylic or Polyurethane

Contact sales for specification of coatings.

Operating Humidity range:

Up to 95% (non-condensing)

EMC Conformity:

FCC 47CFR Part 2
EN55022:2010 Equipment ClassB

For more information on the operating conditions for the different cooling options go to: Alpha Data Environmental Specification Page.

Or read: Alpha Data Environment Specification (PDF).

On-board Clock Specifications

  • The user can specify a custom clock frequency that is directed to the FPGA banks associated with the high speed serial signals from this module. This enables support for a multitude of high speed serial IO communication protocols. The custom clock frequency is specified in the part number. See ordering information for more detail.

I/O Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyDescription
HIGH-SPEED I/O I/O (Front Panel)
High-speed Serial IO18 lanes of up to 12Gbps Serdes capable of PCIe gen3, 10GbE, and many other signaling standards
Connector: iPASS Connector
DISCRETE I/O (Onboard)
Low-speed Serial IO4Serial Communications
Connector: UCF Connectors
Discrete IO4GPIO
Connector: UCF Connectors


FMC Pinout available in User Manual

Ordering Code
ParametercodeParameter Description

blank = 156.25MHz,
/125 = 125MHz,
/### = ###MHz

Contact sales for other ordering options


  • FMC-IPASS Board
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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