IFC_1420 MTCA.4 High Performance Digitizer

The high performance digitizer AMC module in double mid size or double full size design provides a mezzanine module for data acquisition and an HPC VITA 57.1 compliant FMC slot. The data acquisition function is fully implemented in the onboard DAQ_1430 of the IOxOS Technologies IFC_1420. The DAQ_1430 has a direct interface for rear transition analogue signal conditioning boards that conform to the MTCA.4.1 class A1.1CO standard. The DAQ feature provides a 10 channel 16bit 250 MSPS ADC and 4 channel 16bit 2.5 GSPS DAC. The modular approach allows the mezzanine to be recognized by the central FPGA as a standard FMC module.

The Xilinx Kintex UltraScale KU040 FPGA (optional KU060) is connected via a PCIe x4 Gen 3 Link to a 4-core 1.8 GHz QorIQ T2081 processor. The FPGA controls the onboard mezzanine and FMC slots. The 4-core 1.8 GHz QorIQ T2081 processor has 2 GB DDR3L-1866 SDRAM and 4 Gbit Flash.

The Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA is based on the IOxOS Technologies FPGA design kit (TOSCA series), which enables the easy integration of FMC modules and the implementation of custom data acquisition applications in a high performance network-on-chip architecture.

The AMC module, the ADC/DAC FMC modules and the TOSCA III FPGA starter kit provide full EPICS support.

The IFC_1420 can also be used as a standalone CPU module.


Technical Description

  • Digitizer AMC with CPU, FPGA and FMC slot, double mid size or double full size form factor
  • Quad core QorIQ T2081 processor with up to 1.8 GHz
    • 2GB DDR3L-1866 SDRAM
    • 4 Gbit NAND flash
    • Altivec technology-based SIMD engine
    • PCIe Gen3 and 10GbE support
  • Xilinx Kintex UltraScale KU040 or KU060 FPGA
    • 1024 MB DDR3L-1066 SDRAM
    • Local (SPI flash) and remote (Ethernet) configuration support
    • Up to three embedded PCIe blocks configurable as end point or root complex
    • TOSCA III FPGA Design Kit for straight-forward FMC integration and customization
  • High pin-count FMC slot complies with VITA 57.1
  • Onboard DAQ function:
    • 10 channels ADC 16-bit, 250 Msps
    • 4 channels DAC 16-bit, 2.5 Gsps
  • EPICS support
  • MTCA.4.1 A1.1CO-compliant RTM interface
  • 2 years warranty

Order Information


MTCA.4 QorIQ T2081 Digitizer AMC


TOSCA III FPGA Design Kit – Starter Package (10 licenses + 3-days hands on workshop)


TOSCA III FPGA Design Kit – Development Package (10 additional licenses)


8 channel ADC, 16bit, 250 MSPS


4 channel ADC, 12bit, 1 GSPS or 2 channel ADC, 12bit, 2 GSPS


2 channel ADC, 16bit, 250 MSPS and 2 channel DAC 16bit, 250 MSPS


20 channel ADC, 16bit, 5 MSPS and 2 channel DAC 16bit, 1 MSPS


16 TTL/LVDS programmable inputs and 16 TTL/LVDS programmable outputs

Technical Documentation

IFC_1420 Data Sheet