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ADC FMC Interface

Question asked by mayankgrd on Mar 29, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2012 by J.Harris
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Dear Engineers!

We are working on a high speed ADC (AD9643-210EBZ). We need to interface it with a Xilinx spartan 6 FPGA DSP development board having a Low Pin Count (LPC) FMC connector. Thus, I would require an ADC FMC interposer card / connector. But, i came to know from this link that it will be available only in April, and I am unsure about its availability.


So, as a workaround, we thought of using the AD-DAC-FMC-ADP ( for ADC also as a workaround. We found that, electrically it is same as only signal routing is happening. Only the mechanical part is different (male - female). i.e. this DAC interposer card uses Z-PACK HM-Zd male connector which will get connected to the female in my DAC card. But, my ADC card is also has a male Z-PACK HM-Zd (10x2) connector. So, the only challenge would be to get the male female convertor.


Now, I have three questions

1. Could anybody (@Engineers in Analog) tell us when could the ADC-FMC interposer card be available exactly?

2. Does our conclusion of electrical equivalence between ADC-FMC interposer and DAC-FMC-ADP card correct (it seems so in layout, which is attached)

3. Could somebody tell us if we could get the male female converter for Z-PACK HM-Zd (10 x 2) connector somewhere.


Kindly help!


Mayank Kumar