FMC230 FPGA Mezzanine Card

Analog output


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The FMC230 is a dual channel DAC FMC with a very wide band. The two 14-bit D/A channels operate at 5.7Gsps (2.85Gsps direct RF synthesis) and are clocked by either an internal clock source (optionally locked to an external reference) or an externally supplied sample clock. In addition, a trigger input for customized sampling control is available to users.

Mechanically and electrically compliant to the FMC standard (ANSI/VITA 57.1), the FMC230 daughter card has a high-pin count connector, front panel I/O, and can be used in a conduction cooled environment.

The design is based on Analog Devices' AD9129 single channel 14-bit 5.7Gsps digital-to-analog converter.

The analog signals are AC-coupled, connecting to MMCX or SSMC coax connectors on the front panel.

The FMC230 allows flexible control on clock source and D/A features through serial communication buses. Further, the card is equipped with power supply and temperature monitoring and offers several power-down modes to switch off unused functions in order to reduce system level power consumption.

It is well suited for low power applications such as airborne where the highest level of performance is required while ensuring that mission range is unaffected.

Board Support Package

Our Board Support Package helps customers get their hardware implementation underway as quickly as possible by providing reference designs, the Stellar IP FPGA development tool, and the 4FM GUI user interface for controlling and monitoring the hardware, as well as other supporting elements.


Form Factor
Air, Conduction
Analog Output
Data Rate
2850 Msps
DAC Update Rate
5700 Msps
FMC Connector

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