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FMC mezzanine module

CAN IP core on board

Published 2017-11-02

Nolam Embedded Systems and Refelex CES have teamed up to provide FPGA-based boards. This includes products with CAN connectivity.

FPGA-board features CAN connectivity (Photo: Reflex CES)

Nolam is a manufacturer of semiconductor IPs and board-level products as well as systems for aerospace, defense, telecom, and industrial markets. Reflex CES is a provider of FPGA-based boards. This includes FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) products. FMC is an Ansi/Vita standard that defines I/O mezzanine modules with connection to an FPGA or other device with re-configurable I/O capability.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Reflex CES to offer a fully integrated CAN solution,” stated Benjamin Nakache from Nolam. “By integrating our CAN IP solution with our CAN FMC to the Reflex CES hardware, we bring a very easy-to-use solution to CAN users in the automotive industry.” One of the first outcomes of this collaborative venture is the release of a system development kit, composed of the “Achilles” Arria 10 system-on-module combined with the NES-Ipcore-CAN and the NES-FMC-CAN module.

“We are delighted to work with Nolam, which is porting their CAN expertise, and opening at first our best seller product, the ‘Achilles’ system-on-module to other markets with flexibility and quick design cycle at competitive price,” stated Eric Penain from Reflex CES.

The jointly provided solution targets the automotive industry, but also several applications in the Industrial segment might be very interested in it. The mezzanine module features two or four CAN interfaces. They are equipped with VSN65HVD233 3,3-V transceivers by Texas Instruments. The module used on different carriers including ePCI, CPCI, VPX, etc. The FMC connector type is LPC or HPC. The front connector complies with the 50-pin SCSI specification.

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