The IFC_1420 Intelligent FMC Carrier is a mid-size (4HP) double-width MTCA.4-compliant AMC unit featuring two HPC VITA57.1-compliant FMC slots. The two FMC slots are controlled by a Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA device, connected to the AMC interface through one PCIe x4 Gen3 link (ports 4 to 7), point-to-point LVDS links (ports 12 to 15) and multi-point M-LVDS links (ports 17 to 20), to a NXP QorIQ T-series T2081 processor with a PCIe x4 Gen 3 link, and to the RTM interface through up to three GTP x4 links.
The processor is connected by one 1000-BASE-KX Gigabit Ethernet link to the AMC interface (port 0), and 1000-BASE-KX Gigabit Ethernet link (and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet links) to the ADF Rear Transition Module (RTM) interface.
This versatile AMC unit can also be used as a standalone CPU module.
The on-board data acquisition function implemented by the DAQ_1430 mezzanine is handled by the Central FPGA as a standard FMC slot and provides the following resources:
- 10 channel ADC, AC or DC coupled (static selection), 16-bit @ 250 Msps based on Texas Instruments ADS42LB69
- 4 channel DAC, current mode, 16-bit @ 2.5 Gsps implemented with Texas Instruments DAC38J84 device Ultra-low noise clocking architecture with on-board dual-PLL VCXO and external clock input