Features and Benefits

  • Full featured evaluation board for the AD9161, AD9162, AD9163, and AD9164
  • ACE software for control
  • Direct clocking vs. on-board clocking
  • Showing RF modes of the DAC, including mixed mode and 2× NRZ
  • NCO only mode
  • JESD204B interface mode

Product Details

This user guide is for the AD9161, AD9162, AD9163, and AD9164 evaluation board. The evaluation board connects to an ADS7-V2EBZ pattern generator for quick evaluation of the AD9161, AD9162, AD9163, and AD9164, high speed, RF digital-to-analog converters (RF DACs). The ADS7-V2EBZ automatically formats the data and sends it to the evaluation board, which simplifies evaluation of the device. The evaluation board runs from the FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) power supply.

The evaluation board includes a clock buffer, the AD9508, which provides the reference clock and SYSREF± pins to the ADS7-V2EBZ, and the SYSREF± pins signal to the DAC.

The evaluation board can be driven by an external clock or the on-board clock (ADF4355). There is a single-pole, double throw (SPDT) switch on the board for selecting the clock source.

Documentation & Resources

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  • Evaluation Design File


    Evaluation Software

    DPG Downloader Software
    DPGDownloader is an application created to communicate with a data pattern generator (DPG) for quick and efficient high-speed DAC evaluation. It is used for many High speed DAC products to generate and play example signals to the DAC.

    Design Tool

    Using MATLAB with ADS7 and AD916x Eval Boards
    The AD916x evaluation boards can be used and controlled by a MATLAB simulation. This enables users to verify simulation results by running on actual hardware.

    Code Examples

    API library for the AD916x family of 11-Bit/16-Bit, 12 GSPS, RF Digital-to-Analog Converters 

    ACE Software

    1.8 MB
    ACE plug-in for Board.AD9162 1.2020.47400 [Nov 19 20]
    Plug-in for evaluating the AD9164, AD9163, AD9162, AD9161 high-speed DACs. This plug-in supports all the AD916x-FMCy-EBZ family of evaluation boards.
    157 MB
    ACE Installer Software 1.30.3303.1460 [Feb 22 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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