Features and Benefits

  • Fully functional evaluation boards for the AD9081
  • PC software for control with ACE software
  • On-board clocking provided by the HMC7044 manages device and FPGA clocking
  • Option to switch to external direct clocking

Product Details

The AD9081-FMCA-EBZ evaluation board includes all of the support circuitry required to operate the AD9081 in various modes and configurations. The application software used to interface with the device is also described. The AD9081-FMCA-EBZ evaluation board connects to the Analog Devices, Inc., ADS9-V2EBZ for evaluation with the ACE software. The boards can also interface to commercially available field-programmable gate array (FPGA) development boards from Xilinx® or Intel®. Information on how to use these platforms to evaluate the AD9081 or AD9082 is available in the Using the AD-FMC-SDCARD section.

The ACE software allows the user to set up the AD9081 or AD9082 in various modes, and capture analog-to-digital converter (ADC) data for analysis. The DPGDownloaderLite software generates and transmits vectors to the DACs, which can then be sent to a spectrum analyzer for further analysis. For more details, see the AD9081 and AD9082 data sheets, which must be consulted in conjunction with this user guide when using the evaluation boards.


Device Drivers

API Device Drivers

ACE Software

119 MB
ACE plug-in for Board.AD9988 1.2023.48201 [Nov 28 23]
Plug-in to support the AD9081, AD9082, AD9988 and AD9986 evaluation boards
157 MB
ACE Installer Software 1.30.3311.1463 [Apr 24 24]
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.