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Prerequisites for AD9361/AD9364 based boards

What you need, depends on what you are trying to do. As a minimum, you need to start out with:

  1. The AD9361 based card. To determine which card is best for you, check out the introduction section.
  2. A carrier platform. ADI does not offer these boards for sale or loan, getting one yourself is normal part of development or evaluation of the AD9361. Our recommended carriers (the ones we use all the time) are either:
    • The ZedBoard. This is a low cost board, which can be used for basic HDL designs, or just for looking at the AD9361. Most of our software and RF developers have this board.
    • The Xilinx ZC706. The fabric on this device is much larger, and if you are looking at targeting - this is the recommended option.
    • The Arrow SoCKit. This is a low cost board, which can be used for basic HDL designs, or just for looking at the AD9361.
    • There are a few more boards, which do work, and are supported, but they are just not tested as often (most of the full time developers who work with the AD9361 based boards use the Zed or the ZC706). The experience of the fabric only solutions is very close to the ARM/FPGA SoC based solutions, but the GUI runs on a host PC (Windows or Linux).
    • Supported Carriers

      The AD-FMCOMMS2/3/4/5-EBZ is, by definition a “FPGA mezzanine card” (FMC), that means it needs a carrier to plug into. The carriers we support are:

      Board FMCOMMS5 FMCOMMS2/3/4 Arradio
      Zed Board
      31 Jul 2013 20:39 · rejeesh kutty
  3. some way to interact with the platform,
    1. for the ARM/FPGA SoC platforms, this normally includes:
      • HDMI monitor (1080p is best) or VGA Monitor
      • USB Keyboard
      • USB Mouse
    2. for the FPGA only solutions, this includes:
      • LAN cable (Ethernet)
      • Host PC (Windows or Linux)
  4. Internet connection (without proxies makes things much easier) to update the scripts/binaries on the SD Card that came with the ADI FMC Card. (Firewalls are OK, proxies make things a pain).
  5. RF Test equipment
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