Sundance's PC/104(r) I/O Carrier Meets VITA57.1(tm) I/O Mezzanine

"SMT105-FMC bridge Stackable PC/104 with Versatile FMC I/O Interfaces"

SMT105-FMC Board with No FMC Module
SMT105-FMC Board with No FMC Module
SMT105-FMC Board with No FMC Module
SMT105-FMC Board with No FMC Module

London, UK – Sundance, an established supplier and manufacturer of Embedded Computing Modules, has announced the immediate availability of the SMT105-FMC, a PC/104 I/O Carrier for the integration of the growing range of VITA57.1 FMC add-on I/O Mezzanine Modules that are controlled by a field-programmable-gate-array (FPGA) and effectively is a bridge between “Real-World” I/O signals and the PCI Express interfaces found on the latest generation of PC/104 Small-form Factor Standalone-Board-Computers.

The FPGA on SMT105-FMC can also serve as a data-buffer for data acquisitions solutions, as a frame-buffer for FMC I/O Modules and furthermore can be used for pre-processing functions that reduce the amount of data that is moved to the Host Controller for application processing and control.

“The integration of functions into a single piece of silicon – System-on-Chip (SoC) – has enabled PC/104 vendors to design an entire PC on single stackable PC/104 board on its small foot-print of 90mm x 96 mm. The SMT105-FMC provides a bridge between 100’s of the FMC I/O boards on the market today and any PC/104 Host Controller”, states Flemming Christensen, Managing Director of Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd. “It’s actually possible to add multiple SMT105-FMC onto the PC/104 stack, as the PCI Express concept on the PC/104 allows routing of the data through eight PC/104 stackable boards”

The SMT105-FMC can either be supplied with an integrated FMC I/O Module with all features integrated as a “Turnkey-IO-Board” that can be controlled by a either Windows or Linux Operating System running on the PC/104 SBC or can be supplied without any FMC I/O Module to enable an in-house solution to be created. The FPGA VHDL-sources, electronics-circuits and all driver software is supplied for further development requirements.

It is furthermore possible to develop a “Host-Less” solution and transfer data long distance using the optional fiber interfaces on the SMT105-FMC.

The 100+ pricing for SMT105-FMC starts at US $1495.00. The SMT105-FMC is available ex-stock, whereas combination with an FMC I/O is on typical 6-8 weeks lead-time.