The AD9129 evaluation boards range from a basic first Nyquist zone (normal mode) eval board to a mix-mode first, second, and third Nyquist zone board to a full cable transmit chain complete with clock generator, channel filter, and output power amplifier. To operate the evaluation boards, the user must apply power, a clock source (except on AD9129-CBLTX-EBZ), a digital data source, and be able to observe the DAC output on a spectrum analyzer. A low jitter sine or square wave clock will work well as a source. The evaluation board comes with software which allows the user to program the SPI port. Via the SPI port, the DUT (and clock circuitry on AD9129-CBLTX-EBZ) can be programmed into any of its various operating modes.
Documentation and software updates for using High-Speed DAC Evaluation Boards are included in individual, self-extracting update files.
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|PCB Gerber Files||ad9129-ebz||ad9129-mix-ebz||ad9129-cbltx-ebz|
|PCB BRD File||ad9129-ebz||ad9129-mix-ebz||ad9129-cbltx-ebz|
|PCB Layout PDF|
|S2P Readme||S2P Readme|
Download the AD9129 Update
The Data Pattern Generator (DPG) is a bench-top instrument for driving vectors into high-speed digital-to-analog converters. The DPG connects to a USB on a PC and allows a user to download a vector from the PC into the internal memory of the DPG. Once downloaded, the vector can be played out to an attached evaluation board for a specific DAC at full speed. This allows for rapid evaluation of the DAC with both generic and custom-generated test data.
For more information on the DPG line of pattern generators and software: