FM-S18 Octal SFP/SFP+ transceiver FMC

Modular FPGA I/O in FMC (VITA57) module

Enables high-speed serial (fiber optic or copper) connections into an FPGA's MGT interfaces.

Two quad-SFP cage supports eight (8) SFP/SFP+ transceiver modules.

Supports a wide range of SFP and SFP+ transceivers with signaling rates up to 10Gb/sec.

2.5V Signaling

Two Programmable reference clocks

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  • Direct connections between SFP/SFP+ transceivers and host FPGA ensures maximum throughput and minimum latency
  • Easilty interfaces high-density, high-speed I/O to an FPGA-based host board
  • 2.5V signaling ensures compatibility with Virtex-6 FPGAs


The FM-S18 is an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) module that provides up to eight SFP/SFP+ module interfaces directly into Multi-Gigabit Transceivers (MGTs) of a Xilinx FPGA. The FM-S18 supports the industry standard Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP/SFP+) transceiver module interface.

The FM-S18 utilizes 2.5V signaling to ensure interoperability across the Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 FPGA families, as well as with previous generations of the Virtex family.

The FM-S18 is electrically compliant with the FMC standard. Due to the size of the quad SFP cage, the FM-S18 is classified as a mechanical superset of the FMC mechanical standards. Special attention should be paid to ensure that the FM-S18 is mechanically compatible if used with non-supported host carrier cards.







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