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AD9136 & AD9135 Evaluation Boards

The AD9136 and AD9135 evaluation boards follow the same design as the AD9144 evaluation board. They share the same PCBs. The BOM & schematics below reflect the differences in board components and assembly.

The AD9136 & AD9135 DPG3 and ADS7 evaluation boards are also compatible and supported by new SPI programming software called ACE (Analysis | Control | Evaluate). This software can be downloaded from the ACE Wiki site under “Resources” ( and is also included in the DVD that is shipped as part of the evaluation board kit. Please refer to the Quick Start Guide Using ACE for details on how to use the new SPI GUI software.

Documentation and software updates for using High-Speed DAC Evaluation Boards are included in the DAC Software Suite and below. Follow the link to the Quick Start Guides below for information on both the AD9136 and AD9135.


Item AD9136-EBZ & AD9135-EBZ AD9136-FMC-EBZ & AD9135-FMC-EBZ
Quick Start Guide ad9136-ebz ad9136-fmc-ebz
Schematics RevA RevB
Bill of MaterialsRevA RevB
PCB Gerber Files RevA RevB
PCB BRD File RevA RevB
PCB Layout PDF RevA RevB

Data Pattern Generator

The Data Pattern Generator is a bench-top instrument for driving vectors into Analog Devices' high-speed Digital-to-Analog converters. The DPG connects to a PC over USB, and allows a user to download a vector from their PC into the DPG’s internal memory. 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:

resources/eval/dpg/eval-ad9136.txt · Last modified: 25 Jan 2018 17:14 by MicheleV