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” (https://wiki.analog.com/resources/tools-software/ace) 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.
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: