This document presents the steps to setup an environment for using the EVAL-AD5755SDZ evaluation board together with the Xilinx KC705 FPGA board, the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit (EDK) and the Micrium µC-Probe run-time monitoring tool. Below is presented a picture of the EVAL-AD5755SDZ Evaluation Board with the Xilinx KC705 board.
For component evaluation and performance purposes, as opposed to quick prototyping, the user is directed to use the part evaluation setup. This consists of:
The SDP-B controller board is part of Analog Devices System Demonstration Platform (SDP). It provides a high speed USB 2.0 connection from the PC to the component evaluation board. The PC runs the evaluation software. Each evaluation board, which is an SDP compatible daughter board, includes the necessary installation file required for performance testing.
Note: it is expected that the analog performance on the two platforms may differ.
Below is presented a picture of SDP-B Controller Board with the EVAL-AD5755SDZ Evaluation Board.
The AD5755 is a quad, voltage and current output DAC that operates with a power supply range from -26.4 V to +33 V. On-chip dynamic power control minimizes package power dissipation in current mode. This is achieved by regulating the voltage on the output driver from 7.4 V to 29.5 V using a dc-to-dc boost converter optimized for minimum on chip power dissipation. For AD5755-1, each channel has a corresponding CHART pin so that HART signals can be coupled onto the current output.
The EVAL-AD5755SDZ evaluation board is designed to help customers quickly prototype new AD5755 circuits and reduce design time. To power the AD5755SDZ evaluation board supply +/-15V between the AVSS (-15V) and AVDD (+15V) inputs for the analog supply and 5V between PGND(0V) and AVCC(+5V) as DC-to-DC supply voltage.
The first objective is to ensure that you have all of the items needed and to install the software tools so that you are ready to create and run the evaluation project.
The following table presents a short description the reference design archive contents.
|Bit||Contains the KC705 configuration file that can be used to program the system for quick evaluation.|
|Microblaze||Contains the EDK 13.4 project for the Microblaze softcore that will be implemented in the KC705 FPGA.|
|Software||Contains the source files of the software project that will be run by the Microblaze processor.|
|uCProbeInterface||Contains the uCProbe interface and the .elf symbols file used by uC-Probe to access data from the Microblaze memory.|
Before connecting the ADI evaluation board to the Xilinx KC705 make sure that the VADJ_FPGA voltage of the KC705 is set to 3.3V. For more details on how to change the setting for VADJ_FPGA visit the Xilinx KC705 product page.
At this point everything is set up and it is possible to start the evaluation of the ADI hardware through the controls in the uC-Probe application provided in the reference design.
Launch uC-Probe from the Start → All Programs → Micrium → uC-Probe.
Select uC-Probe options.
Set target board communication protocol as RS-232
Setup RS-232 communication settings
The following figure presents the uC-Probe interface that can be used for monitoring and controlling the operation of the EVAL-AD5755SDZ evaluation board.
Section A is used to activate the board and monitor activity. The communication with the board is activated / deactivated by toggling the ON/OFF switch. The Activity LED turns green when the communication is active. If the ON/OFF switch is set to ON and the Activity LED is BLACK it means that there is a communication problem with the board.
Section B is used to select the DAC channel.
Section C is used to write data into the register selected by the Selection Slider.
Section D is used to read data from the register selected by the Selection Slider.
Section E is used to write data into the DAC n Control Register.
Section F is used to write data into the DC-DC Control Register.
Section G is used to write data into the Main Control Register.
Section H is used to write data into the Slew Rate Control Register.
Section I is used to write data into the Software Register.
In case there is a communication problem with the board the follwing actions can be perfomed in order to try to fix the issues: