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AD9739 Evaluation Board Quick Start Guide

Getting Started with the AD9122 Evaluation Board

What's in the Box

  • AD9739-EBZ Evaluation Board
  • Mini-USB Cable
  • AD9739 Evaluation Board CD
  • Digital Pattern Generator (DPG2): ADI HSC-DAC-DPG-BZ
  • +5Vdc Power Supply Ex: Agilent E3630A
  • DAC Clock Source Ex: Rohde Schwarz SML 02
  • Spectrum Analyzer Ex: Agilent PSAA or Rohde Schwarz FSU
  • PC: Windows PC with 2 or more USB ports


The AD9739 Evaluation Board connects to the Analog Devices Digital Pattern Generator (DPG2) to allow for quick evaluation of the AD9739. The DPG2 allows the user to create many types of digital vectors and transmit these at speed to the AD9739 in any of the AD9739 operating modes. The AD9739 evaluation board is configured over USB with accompanying PC software.

Software Installation

The DAC Software Suite plus AD9739 Update should be installed on the PC prior connecting the hardware to the PC. The DAC Software Suite is included on the Evaluation Board CD, or can be downloaded from the DPG web site at This will install DPGDownloader (for loading vectors into the DPG2) and the AD9739 SPI Controller application.

Hardware Setup

To operate the board, a power supply capable of +5vdc, 2A should be connected to J17. A spectrum analyzer or an oscilloscope to view the DAC output should be connected to J1/J2 (depending on board version). The diagram in Figure 1shows the location of each connection. A low jitter (< 0.5psec RMS) sine or square wave clock source should be connected to J3. The DC level of the clock is unimportant since the clock is AC-coupled on the evaluation board before the CLKP/N inputs. The included USB cable should be used to connect the Evaluation Board to a PC.

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