Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Full featured evaluation board for the AD9142A
  • Includes options to evaluate:
    • DAC only (I & Q DAC output)
    • DAC and ADL537X quadrature modulator
  • USB interface for configuration
  • Data pattern generator and SPI software interfaces

Product Details

The AD9142A evaluation board, AD9142A-M5372-EBZ, has the ADL5372 modulator on board and the AD9142A-M5375-EBZ has the ADL5375 modulator on-board. The evaluation boards connects to a controller board for quick evaluation of AD9142A. The user must apply power, a clock source, a digital data source, and be able to observe the DAC output on either a spectrum analyzer or an oscilloscope. A clock distribution chip AD9516 is included on this EVB as a clock fan-out and frequency divider for the DACCLK, REFCLK and ADS7-V2EBZ or SDP-H1 input clock. The evaluation board comes with software which are ACE (Analysis | Control | Evaluation) and DPG Downloader Lite software that allows the user to program the SPI port. Via the SPI port, the DUT and clock circuitry can be programmed into any of its various operating modes.

Documentation & Resources

Software

ACE Software

ZIP
371 KB
ACE plug-in for Board.AD9142A 0.2.1 [Dec 17 19]
Plugin to evaluate the AD9142A high-speed DAC.
EXE
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.

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Controller Boards

Daughter Boards