Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates Maxim RF-DACs (≥ 1.5Gsps) and DUCs
  • Four Parallel 16-Bit Output Buses (LVDS)
  • Eight Clock-Capable Ports (LVDS)
  • Output Rate Up to 1.25Gwps (LVDS) Per Output Bus
  • 64M x 16-Bit Words Pattern Storage
  • FPGA Configuration Stored on the PC and Downloaded Through the USB Port
  • USB 2.0 Communication (480Mbps)
  • Single 5V Supply Operation (Power Supply Included)
  • LEDs to Display DUT and FPGA Status
  • Simple Command-Prompt Software Interface (Enables Scripting to Run Command Sequences)
  • FPGA Temperature Monitoring

Product Details

The high-speed data converter evaluation platform (HSDCEP) is a PC-based platform that provides a comprehensive tool for evaluating Maxim's RF digital-to-analog converters (RF-DACs) that have update rates ≥ 1.5Gsps and Maxim's digital upconverters (DUCs). The HSDCEP generates test patterns at rates of up to 1.25Gbps per data pin pair, on up to four parallel 16-bit LVDS buses. A data pattern with a maximum length of 64 mega-words (Mw), with each word being 16 bits wide, can be uploaded to the HSDCEP memory over a USB 2.0 port. The HSDCEP uses a high-speed Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGA to play back the data pattern to the DAC or DUC under evaluation.
The HSDCEP operates from a single 5V, 6A supply.
The HSDCEP software runs on PCs using the Windows XP® (SP2 or later) operating system with a USB 2.0 port.