Features and Benefits
- Fully featured evaluation board for the ADMV4530
- On-board system demonstration platform (SDP-S) connector for SPI
- 5 V operation through LDO
- ACE software interface for SPI control
The ADMV4530IQ-EVALZ and the ADMV4530IF-EVALZ are the two evaluation boards available for the ADMV4530 that work in inphase/quadrature (I/Q) mode and intermediate frequency (IF) mode, respectively. Both boards incorporate the ADMV4530 Ka band upconverter with low dropout (LDO) regulators and an interface to the EVAL-SDP-CS1Z (SDP-S) controller board to allow the simple and efficient evaluation of the ADMV4530. The on-board LDO regulators allow the ADMV4530 to be powered on by a single supply.
The ADMV4530 is a highly integrated upconverter with an I/Q mixer that is ideally suited for next generation Ka band satellite communications. The chip can be programmed using a 4-wire serial port interface (SPI). The SDP-S controller allows the user to interface with the ADMV4530 SPI through the Analog Devices, Inc., Analysis, Control Evaluation (ACE) software.
For full details on the ADMV4530, see the ADMV4530 data sheet, which must be consulted in conjunction with this user guide when using the ADMV4530IQ-EVALZ and the ADMV4530IF-EVALZ.