Features and Benefits

  • Full featured evaluation board for the AD5676R (SPI, TSSOP)
  • Various link options
  • PC control in conjunction with the Analog Devices, Inc., EVALSDP-CK1Z (SDP-K1) controller board

Product Details

The user guide details the operation of the EVAL-AD5675RARDZ (I2C) evaluation board and the EVAL-AD5676R2ARDZ (serial peripheral interface (SPI)) evaluation board for the AD5675R (TSSOP, I2C) and AD5676R (TSSOP, SPI), respectively, which are both octal channel, voltage output digital-to-analog converters (DACs).

The EVAL-AD5675RARDZ and the EVAL-AD5676R2ARDZ evaluation boards are designed to facilitate quick prototyping of the AD5675R or AD5676R circuits, thereby reducing design time. Both devices operate from a single 2.7 V to 5.5 V supply. Additionally, these devices both have an internal 2.5 V reference. A different reference voltage (VREF) can be applied via the EXT_REF SMB connector, if required. While sharing common features, the two DACs differ in their digital interface protocols. The AD5676R employs SPI, while the AD5675R employs I2C.

The EVAL-AD5675RARDZ and the EVAL-AD5676R2ARDZ evaluation boards interface to the USB port of a PC via a System Demonstration Platform (SDP) controller board (EVAL-SDP-CK1Z (SDP-K1)). The Analysis | Control | Evaluation (ACE) software is available for download from both the EVAL-AD5675RARDZ product page and the EVAL-AD5676R2ARDZ product page. This software can be used with the evaluation board to allow the user to program the AD5675R and AD5676R, respectively. A PMOD connection is also available to allow the connection of microcontrollers to either evaluation board. Note that when a microcontroller is used through the PMOD connection, the EVAL-SDP-CK1Z (SDP-K1) must be disconnected, and the user cannot use the ACE software.

The EVAL-AD5675RARDZ and the EVAL-AD5676R2ARDZ both require the EVAL-SDP-CK1Z (SDP-K1) controller board, which are available for purchase from Analog Devices. For full details on the AD5675R and the AD5676R, see the AD5675R and AD5676R data sheets, which must be consulted in conjunction with this user guide when using the EVALAD5675RARDZ or the EVAL-AD5676R2ARDZ evaluation boards.

System Requirements

Hardware Required
  • SDP-K1 board - must be purchased separately
  • PC running on Windows 7 or later with USB 2.0 port
Software Required
  • Latest ACE Software
  • NanoDAC ACE plugin - downloadable within ACE