The ADA4961 evaluation board and software provide an easy to use test-bed for this RF amplifier. For ease of use and for optimal even order harmonic performance, the evaluation board has a single ended input and output, coupled to the amplifier with baluns which also match input and output to 50 ohms. The hardware and software are based on the Analog Devices SDP-S common evaluation board platform. The SDP-S daughter card, available on the ADI website at Analog SDP, is required to interface the ADA4961 evaluation board through a USB interface to a PC. The evaluation board specific software GUI for the ADA4961 can be downloaded from the product web page on the ADI web site.
This evaluation board requires an SDP Controller board for connection to the PC. The SDP controller board connects to the PC via USB 2.0. The evaluation board will connect to the SDP controller board. The evaluation board cannot be connected directly to the PC. The evaluation software running on the PC will communicate through the SDP Controller board, to the evaluation board. The SDP Controller board is a separate list item in the ordering guide below (EVAL-SDP-CS1Z). If you have not previously purchased an SDP Controller board, please do so to ensure a full evaluation setup
- ADA4961 Evaluation Board (EV-ADA4961SD1Z)
- SDP Controller Board (EVAL-SDP-CS1Z)