The PulSAR evaluation tools are suited for testing and evaluating ADI's line of high resolution successive approximation register (SAR), charge redistribution, analog to digital converters ranging from 14-bits to 18-bits. The evaluation tools usually consist of the device specific evaluation board (i.e. EVAL-AD7621CBZ), a capture board (EVAL-CED1Z) and a PC where an executable version of software is run. These tools can be used to measure the converters DC and AC performances in both time and frequency domains. The PulSAR Evaluation kit is ideal for:
Currently, there exist two data capture boards; the USB based EVAL-CED1Z and parallel port based EVAL-CONTROL BRDxZ (x = 2 or 3). Many of the products are supported by both capture boards however it is recommended to use the USB based CED board when possible as there exists issues with parallel ports on PCs.
PulSAR Evaluation Board/USB Converter Evaluation and Development Capture Board
Software and Documentation for the Converter Evaluation and Development Board (EVAL-CED1Z)
PulSAR to EVAL-CED1Z Evaluation Software Version 1.7 (zip, 123 MB)
CED1Z (Converter Evaluation and Development Board) (pdf, 1.44 MB)
PulSAR Evaluation Board/Evaluation Control Board (EVAL-CONTROL BRDxZ), Parallel Port Based Capture Board
Software and Documentation for the Evaluation Controller Board (EVAL-CONTROL BRD3Z)
NEW! PulSAR Parallel Port Tools
Since PC manufacturers configure the parallel port(s) differently, the following user guide sheds some light on specific configurations for PulSAR Evaluation boards. PortTest is a useful program for determining the PC parallel port settings as described in the User Guide.
PulSAR to ECB User Guide (pdf, 447 kB)
Parallel Port Test (zip, 52.1 MB)