FMC-RCP-4G - High-Speed Communications



  • High-Speed Communications
  • Optical Communications

Board Features

  • 1 or 2 ARINC 801 Connectors
  • VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC)


The FMC-RCP-4G is an FMC I/O module with up to four 4Gb/s Optical transceiver channels.

Based on the FMC Standard (VITA 57.1) but with modified profile and increased front IO area to accommodate the optical transceivers.

Suitable for use in harsh environments with LuxCis optical connectors and full speed operation over the industrial temperature range.

Board Format

VITA 57.1 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC)

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits:

CodeCooling OptionOperating Temp.Storage Temp.
AC1Air Cooled Industrial-40°C+70°C-55°C+100°C
CC1Conduction Cooled Industrial-40°C+70°C[1]-55°C+100°C
[1] - with high-efficiency system cooling this can be raised to 85°C - Contact Alpha Data for more details

Conformal Coating Options:

Acrylic or Polyurethane

Contact sales for specification of coatings.

Operating Humidity range:

Up to 95% (non-condensing)

EMC Conformity:

FCC 47CFR Part 2
EN55022:2010 Equipment ClassB

For more information on the operating conditions for the different cooling options go to: Alpha Data Environmental Specification Page.

Or read: Alpha Data Environment Specification (PDF).

On-board Clock Specifications

  • 156.250MHz Reference (standard)
  • User defined clock (when specified in the order code)

I/O Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyDescription
HIGH-SPEED I/O I/O (Front Panel)
High-speed Serial IO14 Optical Links - 850nm (4 Tx & 4 Rx), 1.0 to 4.25Gb/s
Connector: 2x ARINC 801 (LuxCis) Connectors


FMC Pinout available in User Manual

Ordering Code
ParametercodeParameter Description

2 = 2 Tx + 2 Rx Lanes (one RCP Module),
4 = 4 Tx + 4 Rx Lanes (two RCP Module)

Referency Frequencyf0

blank = 156.250MHz,
/xxx.yyy (specify frequency in MHz)


blank = air cooled industrial,
/CC1 = conduction cooled industrial

Conformal Coatinga

blank = none,
A = Acrylic,
P = Polyurethane

Contact sales for other ordering options


  • FMC-RCP-4G Board
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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