Hello, I am trying to understand the purpose of the FMC connectors on the ADRV9361-Z7035. This board integrates the transceiver and the FPGA, so, is the FMC interface meant to be used as a breakout connector to gain access to the FPGA's I/O pins?
I could understand it if the board only had the AD9361, and provided this interface so you could I/F to different FPGA eval board designs (z7020, z7035, etc). But, in the case of the ADRV9361-Z7035, the FPGA in intergrated, so what is the intended application for these FMC connections?
The FMCs are usually used for an FMComms card but work with any LPC based FMC card. The FMC carrier is meant to give the most options in terms of IO for developers and prototyping.
If you don't need all the extra IO, go with the smaller BOB carrier instead: https://www.analog.com/en/design-center/evaluation-hardware-and-software/evaluation-boards-kits/adrv1crr-bob.html