The EVAL-ADAU196xAZ evaluation boards allow the user to evaluate the ADAU1962A, 12 channel Digital to analog converter (DAC) or the ADAU1966A, 16 channel DAC. The evaluation board will supply bit clock, LR clock and master clock and will except either 6 or 8 dual channel I2S data streams or multiple TDM (Time Division Multiplexed) data streams.
The board has an S/PDIF receiver with RCA and optical connectors, as well as a discrete serial audio interface. Analog outputs are accessible via 8 stereo TRS Mini jacks.
The ADAU196xA can be controlled through either an I2C or SPI interface. A small external interface board EVAL-ADUSB2EBZ, also called USBi, connects to a PC USB port and provides either I2C or SPI access to the evaluation board through a ribbon cable. A graphical user interface (GUI) program, the Automated Register Window Builder, is provided for easy programming of the chip in a Microsoft® Windows® PC environment. The evaluation board allows demonstration and performance testing of most ADAU196xA features, including high performance DAC operation.