The VFC-HD is an Intel Arria V based VME64x carrier for one High Pin Count (HPC) FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC, VITA 57). It is has six SFP+ transceivers compatible with support for rad-hard GBT links, CERN Beam Synchronous Timing (BST), White Rabbit and Ethernet.
The card has been developed by the Beam Instrumentation (BI) group at CERN as a general purpose digital acquisition card. It replaces the VFC, which is no longer under development by BI.
The VFC-HS is an upgraded version to support a FMC+ mezzanine with 10Gbps lanes.
Intel Arria V GX FPGA (5AGXMB1G4F40C4N)
HPC FMC slot
Fully populated LA, HA & HB banks
10 gigabit lanes connected to FPGA transceivers
6 SFP+ running up to 6.5Gbps
4 "application" SFPs for GBT connections
2 "system" SFPs for BST/White Rabbit & Ethernet
40 single ended (or 20 LVDS) connections to VME P2 available for rear transition modules
30 single ended connections to VME64x P0 to support clock & trigger distribution in (custom) BI LHC VME crates