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Mikael Strom's picture
Mikael Strom
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FMC connector template

Hi,

I'm about to start a new PCB using the FMC connector on Zedboard.

To save myself some work, i'm looking for a template, preferably in Altium, for an FMC daughter board. I basically just need the connector footprint, support hole positions and net names.

I looked around but could not find anything useful. Does anyone have a template?

Thanks in advance,
Mike

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zedhed
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RE: FMC connector template

Hi Mike,

I don't think that we have a template but could you use one of the Altium PCB outlines from an existing FMC board?

Take a look at this thread here which is along similar lines:

http://microzed.org/content/dimensions-custom-board-area-microzed-fmc-ca...

Regards,

-Kevin

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Mikael Strom
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Hi Kevin,

Hi Kevin,

I ended up rolling my own (Altium sch symbol with zed net names and foot print). If you have a repo somewhere, i can upload the template (after i tested it in our design).

Regards,
Mike

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zedhed
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RE: FMC connector template

Hi Mike,

I am glad to hear you found a way to move forward on this. That is very nice of you to offer sharing this template back to us!

I don't know if we have a repo for this stuff, but I can ask the hardware guys if there is someplace we can publish it. Please let me know how your testing goes and PM me directly.

Regards,

-Kevin

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Mikael Strom
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FMC connector template flr Altium Designer

Hi,
here's a tested Zed board specific FMC connector for Alitum Designer. Includes schematic symbol, pcb footprint and 3D model. 
I used pretty much all pins, and it appears correct.
Please use and share as you wish.
Regards,
Mike

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Bedoustani
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FMC Alitum Designer

It seems the Dropbox link is no longer valid.
Could you pleas upload it again.
Thank you.
 

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Mikael Strom
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Dropbox link

Link is working, just tried. But if you for some reason can't download, i can e-mail it to you.

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cnaumann
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No PCB or Schematic information

I downloaded the package but it appears to be empty.

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Mikael Strom
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Indeed, i will make a new lib

Indeed, i will make a new lib.

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Mikael Strom
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Error in XDC

We found another thing in the "ZedBoard Master XDC Rev C/D v2 16.Apr.1" that is related;

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# FMC Expansion Connector - Bank 34
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
set_property PACKAGE_PIN L19 [get_ports {FMC_CLK0_N}]; # "FMC-CLK0_N"
set_property PACKAGE_PIN L18 [get_ports {FMC_CLK0_P}]; # "FMC-CLK0_P"
set_property PACKAGE_PIN M20 [get_ports {FMC_LA00_CC_N}]; # "FMC-LA00_CC_N"
set_property PACKAGE_PIN M19 [get_ports {FMC_LA00_CC_P}]; # "FMC-LA00_CC_P"
set_property PACKAGE_PIN N20 [get_ports {FMC_LA01_CC_N}]; # "FMC-LA01_CC_N"
set_property PACKAGE_PIN N19 [get_ports {FMC_LA00_CC_P}]; # "FMC-LA01_CC_P" <<<<< This is an error, should be FMC_LA01_CC_P

Regards,
Mike

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TroutChaser
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Hello Mike,

Hello Mike,
 
You are correct. Thanks for bringing that to our attention!
 
We will make the correction and post the updated xdc file.
 
-Gary

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Mikael Strom
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To download the lib, please

To download the lib, please try this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6smvkmx9fuc23go/fmc.zip?dl=0

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zedhed
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RE: To download the lib, please

Hello All,

I was able to get in contact with Mikael Strom through direct messages. He has graciously granted the ZedBoard.org community license to use his Altium libraries without restrictions and this has been posted as "FMC Altium Library Contributed By Mikael Strom" in the Layout section of the ZedBoard Documentation page here:

http://zedboard.org/support/documentation/1521

Although the standard Avnet disclaimer applies to any design files posted on our site, Mike says: "I have designed two boards with the connector and have not found any errors so far." so please trust but verify according to your design needs.

If anyone finds these files useful for their own design, please be sure to drop Mike a note of appreciation.

Thank you for your contribution to the ZedBoard.org community Mike!

Best Regards,

-Kevin