This document presents the steps to setup an environment for using the EVAL-CN0202-SDPZ 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-CN0202-SDPZ 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-CN0202-SDPZ Evaluation Board.
The EVAL-CN0202-SDPZ board provides a full function, high voltage (up to 44 V), flexible, programmable analog output solution that meets most requirements for programmable logic controller (PLC) and distributed control system (DCS) applications. When using this evaluation board with the SDP board or BeMicro SDK board, apply +6 V and GND to Connector CN2, 12-50 V and GND to Connector CN3.
The AD5662 low power (0.75 mW typical @ 5 V), rail-to-rail output, 16-bit nanoDAC® device and the AD5751 industrial current/voltage output driver are well matched with respect to input and output voltage ranges, as well as reference voltage requirements.
The AD5662, a member of the nanoDAC family, is a low power, single, 16-bit buffered voltage-out DAC that operates from a single 2.7 V to 5.5 V supply and is guaranteed monotonic by design.
The AD5662 requires an external reference voltage to set the output range of the DAC. The part incorporates a power-on reset circuit that ensures the DAC output powers up to 0 V (AD5662x-1) or to midscale (AD5662x-2), and remains there until a valid write takes place. The part contains a power-down feature that reduces the current consumption of the device to 480 nA at 5 V and provides software-selectable output loads while in power-down mode.
The low power consumption of this part in normal operation makes it ideally suited to portable battery-operated equipment. The power consumption is 0.75 mW at 5 V, going down to 2.4 µW in power-down mode. The AD5662’s on-chip precision output amplifier allows rail-to-rail output swing to be achieved. For remote sensing applications, the output amplifier’s inverting input is available to the user.
The AD5750/AD5750-1 are single-channel, low cost, precision voltage/current output drivers with hardware- or software- programmable output ranges. The software ranges are configured via an SPI-/MICROWIRE™-compatible serial interface. The AD5750/AD5750-1 target applications in PLC and industrial process control. The analog input to the AD5750/AD5750-1 is provided from a low voltage, single-supply digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and is internally conditioned to provide the desired output current/voltage range. Analog input ranges available are 0 V to 2.5 V (AD5750-1) or 0 V to 4.096 V (AD5750). The output current range is programmable across five current ranges: 4 mA to 20 mA, 0 mA to 20 mA or 0 mA to 24 mA, ±20 mA, and ±24 mA. An overrange of 2% is available on the unipolar current ranges. Voltage output is provided from a separate pin that can be configured to provide 0 V to 5 V, 0 V to 10 V, ±5 V, or ±10 V output ranges. An overrange of 20% is available on the voltage ranges. Analog outputs are short-circuit and open-circuit protected and can drive capacitive loads of 1 µF and inductive loads of 0.1 H. The device is specified to operate with a power supply range from ±12 V to ±24 V. Output loop compliance is 0 V to AVDD - 2.75 V. The flexible serial interface is SPI and MICROWIRE compatible and can be operated in 3-wire mode to minimize the digital isolation required in isolated applications. The interface also features an optional PEC error checking feature using CRC-8 error checking, useful in industrial environments where data communication corruption can occur. The device also includes a power-on reset function, ensuring that the device powers up in a known state (0 V or tristate), and an asynchronous CLEAR pin that sets the outputs to zero scale/midscale voltage output or the low end of the selected current range. An HW SELECT pin is used to configure the part for hardware or software mode on power-up.
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 Microbalze 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-CN0202-SDPZ 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. See the Troubleshooting section for indications on how to fix the communication problems.
Section B is used to load a digital value to AD5662.
Section C is used to display the state of the error bits.
Section D is used to toggle the Clear Pin and to specify the JP1 position.
Section E is used to modify the output range.
In case there is a communication problem with the board the follwing actions can be perfomed in order to try to fix the issues: