Features and Benefits

  • Full featured evaluation board for the AD9146

Product Details

The AD9146-M5375-EBZ connects to a digital pattern generator (DPG3) or a system demonstration platform (SDP-H1) to evaluate the AD9146 device. The AD9146 controls the AD9146-M5375-EBZ serial peripheral interface (SPI) port, which is obtained by downloading the ACE software and AD9146 plug-in (see the Software Setup section for additional information).

Via the SPI port, the device under test (DUT) and clock circuitry can be programmed into any of the various operating modes. To ease the subsystem evaluation, the AD9516-0 clock distribution chip and the ADL5375 quadrature modulator are designed into the AD9146-M5375-EBZ.

For full details on the AD9146, see the AD9146 data sheet, which must be used in conjunction with the user guide and the AD9146-M5375-EBZ evaluation board.

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Applicable Parts

Getting Started


  • 5 V dc power supply
  • EVAL-SDP-CH1Z (SDP-H1) or AD-DPG3 (DPG3)
  • Spectrum analyzer
  • Mini USB cable



  • Analysis | Control | Evaluation (ACE) software
  • DPGDownloaderLite software (included as an option in the ACE download)


ACE Software

325 KB
ACE plugin for Board.AD9146 1.2020.3200 [Jan 14 20]
Plug-in to evaluate the AD9146 high-speed DAC.
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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