Pentair announces several new products to support FMCs, in compliance with the VITA 57 standard. Since the specification for FPGA Mezzanine Cards (VITA 57) was ratified in 2010 it has seen growing market acceptance. To satisfy market demand, Pentair now offers Schroff FMC front panel kits and components which allow for seamless integration of FMCs into standard 19” subracks.
Schroff FMC kits are available in two sizes – 3 U and 6 U – and are comprised of a “U” shaped front panel with FMC cutout(s), bezel(s), IEL handle(s), EMC gaskets for both front panel and bezel(s), and all required hardware. For ease of installation, they are shipped fully assembled. Individual front panels, bezels, and EMC shielding components are also available.
These new FMC products complement Pentair’s proven line of Schroff PCI Mezzanine Cards (PMC) front panel kits and components. As with all Schroff front panel products, modifications such as custom cutouts and printing can be easily accommodated.
Both PMC and FMC products can be used in all popular industry architectures, including VME, VPX, CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial.