Dave Barker, VMETRO, Inc.
Introducing the FPGA Mezzanine Card: Emerging VITA 57 (FMC) standard brings modularity to FPGA designs
FPGAs are popular in today's military embedded systems, but I/O can become a problem with its tight coupling to the FPGA and resulting limited design reusability. This also limits the availability of COTS FPGA boards because it can be difficult to design an FPGA with the right I/O for a wide customer base. The new VITA 57 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) standard is stepping in, however, to help engineers face these challenges.