FPGA mezzanine card, or FMC, as defined in VITA 57.1, provides a specification describing an I/O mezzanine module with connection to an FPGA or other device with re-configurable I/O capability. The FMC standard describes a versatile module, which can target a range of applications, environments, and markets. The specification defines a commercial grade version, which extends to cover a ruggedized conduction variant. FPGA’s provide a high pin count that can operate at many Gbps. The latest connector technology is defined to maintain the high performance interface from the I/O on the mezzanine module, to the FPGA on the carrier card. The FMC mezzanine module design minimizes design effort and resources through minimal system support and flexible pin allocation.