The FMC Daughtercard is designed to interface to an FPGA development board through the standard, dual FMC configuration such as the Xilinx Virtex-7 VC707 Evaluation Kit. The board can be used stand alone to interface to MoSys Bandwidth Engine 2 devices using SPI or JTAG.This board has 16 SerDes lanes, eight through each HPC FMC connector, and can be used with all three versions of the Bandwidth Engine 2 family, MSR620/MSR622 or MSR820.

The board was designed to allow operation using only one of the FMC headers using 8 lanes to the device. When using a single FMC connector the carrier board needs to be checked for mechanical clearance. Carrier boards with a single FMC HPC such as the Altera Stratix V Advanced Systems Development Kits are available from FPGA suppliers as well as 3rd party companies.