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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” (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 individual, self-extracting update files.
|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|
|Bill of Materials||RevA||RevC||RevB|
|PCB Gerber Files||RevA||RevC||RevB|
|PCB BRD File||RevA||RevC||RevB|
|PCB Layout PDF||RevA||RevC||RevB|
For an enhanced evaluation experience, download Analysis | Control | Evaluation (ACE) Software
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: