Today I’m excited to announce that the first Ethernet FMCs were shipped! I would like to say thanks to all those who pre-ordered the Ethernet FMC, thanks for your patience and confidence and I hope the product enables you to develop new and exciting technologies in the networking space.
I’ve had an insanely busy last few weeks trying to organize the production of the boards, testing the boards, as well as working out the packaging, labeling and shipping materials. All the work in getting the product to a complete and clean-cut state has been much more time-consuming than I had ever imagined, but the learning experience was worth the effort many times over.
The response from the release was better than I had imagined, especially after the listing as an accessory on the ZedBoard page and the blog write-up by Xilinx. I had pre-orders from companies in the United States, France and Poland, and several other companies expressed their interest.
Now I’m working hard to get the Ethernet FMC to work with Linux and make some more example designs available.
If you’re interested in the Ethernet FMC, checkout the product page for more info!