The FMC PCIe Carrier is an FMC carrier that can hold one FMC card and an
SFP connector. On the PCIe side it has a 4-lane interface, while the FMC
mezzanine slot uses a low-pin count connector. In fact it uses a
high-pin count one, but apart from a single clock signal and 4 Gigabit
links only the low-pin count part is wired. Also some additional,
non-standard power supplies are provided on the high-pin count part of
A big stress has been put in the versatility of the clocking resources,
making this card an ideal component of a synchronous distributed system.
Other FMC projects and the FMC standard are described in FMC
First placement of components on board. A full-sized PCIe card will be used.
Review of schematics. Simplified power scheme and reduced number of different components. Board will be shorter so that it can fit in more slots of the industrial PCs we use. Suggestion came up to make a very simple PCIe FMC carrier having only the necessary for standard cards (ADC, DAC, Fine delay, TDC etc.).