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 custom-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.
Software to run all the DPGs is available in the DAC Software Suite (Wiki Site). Documentation for installing the suite, as well as using the included applications and interfacing to 3rd party applications is available on the DAC Software Suite page.
|Data Input Type||Product Number||Eval Board for DPG1||DPG2/DPG3||DPG2/DPG3 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/AD9961||--||AD9963-EBZ (Tx Only)||--|