Samtec
has unveiled two FMC+ Loopback cards that aim to make FPGA evaluation and
development much easier. Both cards feature optimized signal integrity
performance, and they come in VITA 57.4-compliant form factors.

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Samtec’s
new FMC+ Loopback cards offer designers easy-to-use loopback options for
testing multi-gigabit transceivers on any FPGA development board or FPGA
carrier card. And they come along readily available reference designs and
technical documentation.

The
VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC Loopback Card includes an HSPC VITA 57.4 FMC and a
connector, Samtec P/N ASP-184330-01. It supports 24 high-speed multi-gigabit
transceivers operating at data rates of up to 28 Gbps per channel.

The VITA 57.4 FMC+ HSPC/HSPCe Loopback Card includes
an HSPC VITA 57.4 FMC plus Samtec’s P/N ASP-184330-01 connector and an HSPCe
VITA 57.4 FMC plus Samtec’s P/N ASP-186900-01 connector. It supports up to 32
high-speed multi-gigabit transceivers operating at data rates of up to 28 Gbps
per channel.