The AD-FMCXMWBR1-EBZ is a FMC-compatible level translator and power supply board. It provides a direct connection between a compatible controller/FPGA device and X-Microwave blocks. It is powered from the FMC connector but has the option to add an external supply for applications that require higher load currents. This increases flexibility and allows for multiple supply voltages with high current capability. These can be used to bias the X-MW blocks or other IC’s in a prototype design, allowing multiple level translated digital communications paths between the controller board and the front-end.
Hardware details and schematics of the AD-FMCXMWBR1-EBZ can be found on the AD-FMCXMWBR1-EBZ Hardware page
|FMC X-Microwave Bridge Kit|
|FMC X-Microwave Bridge board||FMC Card with level translators and power supplies|
|FMC X-Microwave Protoplate board||Prototyping board with access to all signals of interest|
|Ribbon cable||For signal rails|
|Custom cable||For power rails|
AD-FMCXMWBR1-EBZ is compatible with various development platforms that have FMC/FMC+ connectors, and also with RaspberryPi. The board itself does not need a specific software design to be used, since it acts as a 'bridge' between the development platform and the setup. We developed an example on how to use the AD-FMCXMWBR1-EBZ as a bridge between the ADRV9009-ZU11EG RF-SOM and a setup of various X-MWblocks.
Based on this example, the user can modify the software and adapt it for their specific development board and devices in the X-MW setup.
More information about the testing procedure is found on Production Testing Process page.
These resources can be used as a development example, showing how you can control any device that has a linux driver and can be included in the device tree, even devices that are not embedded in X-MW block.
For questions and more information please contact us on the Analog Devices Engineer Zone.
All the products described on this page include ESD (electrostatic discharge) sensitive devices. Electrostatic charges as high as 4000V readily accumulate on the human body or test equipment and can discharge without detection.
Although the boards feature ESD protection circuitry, permanent damage may occur on devices subjected to high-energy electrostatic discharges. Therefore, proper ESD precautions are recommended to avoid performance degradation or loss of functionality. This includes removing static charge on external equipment, cables, or antennas before connecting to the device.