The Data Pattern Generator is a bench-top instrument for driving vectors into Analog Devices' high-speed Digital-to-Analog converters. The DPG connects to a PC over USB, and allows a user to download a vector from their PC into the DPG’s internal memory. Once downloaded, the vector can be played out to an attached Evaluation Board for a specific DAC at full speed. This allows for rapid evaluation of the DAC with both generic and customer-generated test data.
Analog Devices' pattern generators and high-speed DAC evaluation boards are designed and sold solely to support an efficient and thorough means by which to evaluate Analog Devices high speed DACs in a lab environment for a wide range of end applications. Any application or use of the pattern generators and/or high-speed DAC evaluation boards, other than specified above, will not be supported.
To synchronize up to four DPG2s together, a HSC-DAC-DPG-CLKDIS board is required, along with one Samtec HQCD-030-15.00-TED-TEU-1 cable for each DPG2.
To request a quote, please fill out a Quote Request
For information on the older DPG1, please see the DPG1 Page.
The DAC Software Suite contains all the software required to run a DPG2. Included in the suite:
Two versions of the installer for the DAC Software Suite are available. The Full Installer contains all the required pre-requisites needed to install the suite on a new machine. If you have never installed the suite before, it is recommended that you download this version. The download is quite large, however.
If you have installed a previous version of the suite, the prerequisites are already installed on your computer. To upgrade, you can download the Minimal Installer, which is much smaller.
Installation guides are available here.
Download the Full Installer (Version Version, 1.1.4349.32267, Updated 12/1/2011) (exe, 467MB)
The software included on the CD with every Evaluation Board can also be downloaded.
|Data Input Type||Product Number||Eval Board for DPG1||DPG2||DPG2 Adapter|
|CMOS||AD9707/AD9706/AD9705/AD9704||AD970x-EBZ||With Adapter||Adapter + Ribbon Cable|
|LVDS or CMOS||AD9789||--||AD9789-EBZ||--|
|CMOS||AD9786||AD9786-EBZ||With Adapter||Adapter + Ribbon Cable|
|CMOS||AD9963/AD9661||--||AD9963-EBZ (Tx Only)||--|