The AD9786 evaluation board has been designed to optimize performance of the DAC, as well as for ease of customer use and digital interface. To operate the board, the user must apply power, a clock source, a digital data source, and be able to observe the DAC output on either a spectrum analyzer or an oscilloscope. A sine or square wave clock will work well as a source.
The AD9786 evaluation board comes with software which allows the user to program the SPI port. Via the SPI port, the AD9786 can be programmed into any of its various operating modes.
For complete information, please refer to the data sheet which is available from the AD9786 product page.