Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Fully featured evaluation board for the LTC2688 multichannel voltage output DAC
  • Flexible output power supply configuration
  • Easy connection to external loads
  • Test points to monitor DAC status signals
  • ACE evaluation software compatible

Product Details

The DC2873A-B is a fully featured evaluation board that is used to evaluate the LTC2688, a 16-channel, precision voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC).

The DC2873A-B is controlled through a serial peripheral interface (SPI) from the J1 connector. The SPI signals are sent from the DC2026C controller board through the ribbon cable that is connected to the DC2873A-B.

The DC2873A-B uses Analysis, Control, Evaluation (ACE) software to provide an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that configures and controls the LTC2688 using the SPI interface.

The LTC2688 is used for various voltage mode biasing applications such as optical modulators for data communications. The output voltage range for each channel is software selectable, and any channel can be routed to the DC2873A-B MUX pin, allowing either the channel voltage or current to be externally monitored.

For full specifications on the LTC2688, see the LTC2688 data sheet, which must be consulted in conjunction with the user guide when using the DC2873A-B.

Applicable Parts

Package Contents

  • DC2873A-B evaluation board
  • Ribbon cable to connect to the Linduino DC2026C controller board

Getting Started

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

  • DC2026C controller board (must be purchased separately)
  • PC running Windows® 7 or Windows 10
  • Voltmeter
  • Power supply

SOFTWARE NEEDED

  • ACE evaluation software

DOCUMENTS NEEDED

  • LTC2688 data sheet
  • DC2873A-B design files

Software

ACE Software

ZIP
215 KB
ACE plugin for Board.LTC2688 1.2021.29300 [Jul 22 21]
The LTC2688 ACE Plugin supports the LTC2688 which is a Voltage Output SoftSpan DAC
EXE
122 MB
ACE Installer Software 1.22.3072.1379 [Jul 09 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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