Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Full featured evaluation board for the ADRF6650
  • Single supply: 5.6 V (1 A capability required)
  • ACE software for control

Product Details

The ADRF6650-EVALZ is a 4-layer Rogers printed circuit board (PCB) and evaluates the performance of the ADRF6650. A photograph of the evaluation board is shown in Figure 1. The evaluation board contains the ADRF6650, a connector suited for a SDP-S controller board, power supply connectors, regulators, and subminiature Version A (SMA) connectors. The evaluation board requires an SDP-S controller board to allow software programming of the device.

The ADRF6650 is a high performance, dual downconverter that integrates mixers, digital switched attenuators, digital variable gain amplifiers (DVGAs), a phase-locked loop (PLL), and a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO). The device uses broadband, square wave limiting, local oscillator (LO) amplifiers to achieve an RF bandwidth of 450 MHz to 2700 MHz. Unlike conventional, narrow-band, sine wave LO amplifier solutions, the ADRF6650 allows the application of the LO either above or below the RF input, over a bandwidth of 450 MHz to 2900 MHz.

This user guide describes the ADRF6650-EVALZ evaluation board and software. For full details, see the ADRF6650 data sheet, which must be consulted in conjunction with this user guide when using the evaluation board.

Applicable Parts

Software

ACE Software

ZIP
199 KB
ACE plugin for Board.ADRF6650 1.2020.20200 [Aug 18 20]
Plugin to support the ADRF6650-EVALZ evaluation board.
EXE
122 MB
ACE Installer Software 1.22.3063.1372 [May 06 21]
Analysis | Control | Evaluation (ACE) Software. Requires internet access. Run this executable to install ACE onto your computer. Required before installing the plug-in(s) above. Once ACE is installed, double-click on the plug-in package to install the plug-in.

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