FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) to High Speed Mezzanine Card (HSMC) adapter board

FMC to HSMC adapter

FMC2HSMC Overview 

The FMC2HSMC is an adapter board designed to enable connection of industry standard HSMC cards to FPGA boards with FMC interface. This adapter board is designed to support full duplex high speed serial signals (SerDes), as well as LVDS or single ended signals. The FMC2HSMC uses a standard HPC connector as an interface to the host board and a standard HSMC connector as an interface to the mezzanine card.

FMC to HSMC Block Diagram

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  • Analog to digital conversion
  • Digital to analog conversion
  • Interface peripherals (HD/SD/SDI/SFP/PCIe/SMA etc.)
  • Serial connectivity (LVDS/Serdes etc.)
  • Image processing (HDMI/ DVI/ DP/ LVDS etc.)
  • Machine vision (CameraLink/CXP etc.)
  • Industrial interfaces


  • Enables connection of standard HSMC cards to FMC enabled  FPGA boards
  • Interfaces:
    • Up to 8 full duplex high speed serial channels with HPC
    • Up to 1 full duplex high speed serial channels with LPC
    • Up to 34 LVDS channels or 68 single ended LVTTL signals connected to FMC connector
  • Altera HSMC compliant
  • FMC (VITA 57.1) compliant
  • Support HPC or LPC FMC
  • Supports air and conduction cooling FMC
  • -40°C to 85°C operating environment temperature (industrial grade)


On Board, user programmable, low jitter clock generator used to provide clock reference
as required for high speed links. The clock frequency can be selected from the following:

  • 100 MHz, supporting PCIe gen 1
  • 125 MHz, supporting PCIe gen 1, GigE, Aurora and SRIO 1.25 and 2.5 Gbps
  • 150 MHz, supporting SATA
  • 156.25 MHz, supporting XAUI, SRIO and Aurora 3.125 Gbps
  • 250 MHz, supporting PCIe gen 2
  • 312.5 MHz, supporting Aurora 5 and 6.25 Gbps


  • FMC to HSMC adapter board
  • Hardware user manual

Accessories (optional)

  • KY-CBLHSMC3 – 3.75” extension cable
  • KY-CBLHSMC6 – 6” extension cable

Ordering Codes


FMC to HSMC board setup