Features and Benefits

  • On-board voltage reference, clock source, and ADC drivers
  • Versatile analog signal conditioning circuitry
  • FMC-LPC system board connector
  • ACE PC software for configuration and data analysis (time and frequency domain)
  • Compatible with other off-the-shelf controller boards

Product Details

The EVAL-AD4030-24FMCZ evaluation board enables quick and easy evaluation of the AD4030 family of 24-bit precision successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).

The AD4030-24 is a low power, 24-bit precision SAR ADC that supports up to 2 MSPS. The evaluation board demonstrates the performance of the AD4030-24 and provides a configurable analog front end (AFE) for a variety of system applications.

The EVAL-AD4030-24FMCZ evaluation board is designed for use with the Digilent ZedBoard. The ZedBoard is used to control data capture and buffering. The evaluation board connects to the ZedBoard board via a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) mezzanine card (FMC) low pin count (LPC) connector. The ZedBoard hosts a Xilinx Zynq7000 SoC, which has two processor cores and programmable FPGA fabric. The ZedBoard connects to the PC through USB.

The evaluation board includes:

  • A high precision buffered band gap 5 volt reference (LTC6655).
  • An analog front end (AFE) that provides signal conditioning and drive for the AD4030-24. The AFE can be configured to use either the ADA4896-2 in a dual buffer configuration, or the ADA4945-1, a fully differential amplifier.
  • An optional 100 MHz clock source that provides a reference clock for the FPGA and ADC.
  • Full power supply solution that provides all the necessary voltage rails from a 12 volt supply that is provided from the ZedBoard through the FMC connector.

Full descriptions of these products are available in their respective data sheets, which should be consulted when using the evaluation board.


  • Automatic test equipment
  • Digital control loops
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Seismology
  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Scientific instrumentation

Markets and Technologies

Applicable Parts

Package Contents

  • EVAL-AD4030-24FMCZ evaluation board
  • Micro-SD memory card (with adapter) containing system board boot software and Linux OS
  • Optional - ZedBoard (system controller board)

Getting Started

Equipment Needed

  • PC with Windows 7 or Windows 10 operating system
  • Digilent ZedBoard with 12 V wall adapter power supply
  • Precision signal source
  • SMA Cable(s) (input to evaluation board)
  • Recommended - Band-pass filter centered on test signal frequency.

Quick Start Guide

  1. Download and install ACE Software from ACE. A PC running Windows 7 or later is required.
  2. Connect the EVAL-AD4030-24-FMCZ board and ZedBoard firmly together through the FMC Connector.
  3. Insert the SD card provided with the EVAL-AD4030-24FMCZ into the SD card slot of the ZedBoard.
  4. Connect the ZedBoard’s USB OTG port (next to PMOD connector JE1) to the PC via a micro-USB cable.
  5. Connect the 12 volt power adaptor to ZedBoard and slide the POWER switch (SW8) on the ZedBoard to the ON position.
  6. Verify that the Green POWER LED (LD13) and the Blue Done LED (LD12) on the ZedBoard turn on.
  7. Wait for the Red LED (LD7) on the ZedBoard to start blinking.
  8. Launch the ACE software from the Windows Start menu.


ACE Software

1.6 MB
ACE plug-in for Board.AD4630IIO 1.2023.36500 [May 14 24]
AD4630-24, 24-Bit, 2.0 MSPS, Dual Channel Precision SAR ADC. AD4630-16, 16-Bit, 2.0 MSPS, Dual Channel Precision SAR ADC. AD4030-24, 24-Bit, 2.0 MSPS, Single Channel Precision SAR ADC
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.