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AD9144 Evaluation Boards

There are currently AD9144 evaluation boards that support either the DPG3 Pattern Generator Platform or the ADS7 FMC-compatible Pattern Generator. These board variants are listed below in the table.

The AD9144 DPG3 and ADS7 DAC-only 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 individual, self-extracting update files.

Files included in the AD9144 Update:

Item AD9144-EBZ AD9144-M6720-EBZ AD9144-FMC-EBZ
Quick Start Using SPIPRO ad9144-ebz ad9144-adrf6720-ebz ad9144-fmc-ebz
Quick Start Using ACE ACE_ad9144-ebz Not Currently Supported ACE_ad9144-fmc-ebz
Schematics RevARevCRevB
Bill of MaterialsRevA RevCRevB
PCB Gerber Files RevARevCRevB
PCB Layout PDF RevARevCRevB

For an enhanced evaluation experience, download Analysis | Control | Evaluation (ACE) Software

Data Pattern Generator

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:

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