HSMC-160 Adapter

by Mitex, LLC

Communicate with a High Speed Mezzanine Connector using regular headers

$429 raised

of $3,500 goal

12% Funded Time Expired
Jan 07 2021

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HSMC-160 Adapter

One HSMC-160 Adapter board that converts a 160-pin High-Speed Mezzanine Connector (HSMC) port to three standard, two-row, 44-pin headers with 0.1” (2.54 mm) pitch.


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Take Advantage of Powerful, HSMC-Only Dev Boards

Have you ever come across an evaluation board with the features you need…locked behind a connector you can’t use? If so, then you’ll understand what we’re going for here. HSMC-160 Adapter is a simple, affordable bridge between a 160-pin High Speed Mezzanine Connector and three standard, two-row, 44-pin headers. And it’s open hardware! The HSMC-160 Adapter design documents—including schematics and a bill-of-materials—are available on GitHub.

Features & Specifications

  • Uses three standard, two-row, 44-pin headers
  • Each header is dedicated to one of three banks on the HSMC
  • Headers have a pitch of 2.54 mm (0.1 in)
  • Equally sized data traces ensure optimal signal integrity
  • Prototyping area with plated holes for creating small circuits when debugging hardware
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 6.8 x 1.3 cm

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HSMC-160 AdapterGPIO-HSTC Card180226 R1 HSMC Debug, Header Breakout BoardZX106QTH090-HSMC
Manufacturer Mitex Terasic RDN Consulting, LLC Zebax
HSMC pins 160 180 160 160
Number of header banksThree, one per HSMC bank Three, one per HSMC bank Two Two
Open SourceSchematics & BOM Schematics Schematics No
Equal-length leads for maximum signal integrityYes Yes No Unknown
Price$39 $55 $59.99 $145

Support & Documentation

You can find the HSMC-160 Adapter datasheet, schematics, and bill of materials on our GitHub repository. You can also reach out to us using the Ask a technical question link on our campaign page.

Manufacturing Plan

We are currently planning to partner with PCBgogo, in China, for HSMC-160 Adapter fabrication and assembly. We have worked with them in the past—on various projects, including the HSMC-160 Adapter prototypes—and we are confident in their ability to do quality work in a timely fashion. Our first manufacturing batch will include all crowdfunding orders and some stock for post-campaign sales. All boards will be thoroughly tested before we send them off for fulfillment.

Fulfillment & Logistics

After we have received and tested the completed boards, we will ship them to Crowd Supply’s fulfillment partner, Mouser Electronics, in the United States. From there, Mouser will handle global fulfillment to backers. Please see Crowd Supply’s guide for more information about ordering, paying, and shipping.

Risks & Challenges

While the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us all that we should not to take global supply chains for granted, we do not currently foresee any major risks with the design, manufacturing, or fulfillment of HSMC-160 Adapter. The components from which it is made are easy to find from many different suppliers, and we have been developing and testing the board for our own use. We are confident both in the design and in our manufacturing partner’s ability to make it a reality.


Mitex, LLC

We design and manufacture hard-coded and soft-coded FPGA-based electronic devices.


Minaya Ismayilova

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