This version (31 Jul 2023 08:11) was approved by Laurentiu Popa.

EVAL-AD4134FMCZ HDL Reference Design


The HDL reference design for the AD4134 provides all the interfaces that are necessary to interact with the device using a Xilinx FPGA development board.

The design has all the necessary infrastructure to acquire data from the AD4134 24-bit 4-channel precision alias free ADC device, supporting continuous data capture at maximum 1.5 MSPS data rate however, due timing limitations, the actual output data rate in around 1.2 MSPS, with a maximum data clock of 48MHz supported on the Zedboard.

The design targeted to the Zedboard, which is a low cost FPGA carrier board from Digilent, using a Zynq-7000 re-programmable SoC from Xilinx.

Used devices

Evaluation board

Supported FPGA carrier

Jumper setup

Jumper/Solder link Position Description
JP16 Mounted MODE Master (Default) / Slave

HDL Design Description

The design is built upon ADI's generic HDL reference design framework. More information about the framework can be found in the ADI Reference Designs HDL User Guide wiki page.

The reference design uses the SPI Engine Framework to interface with the AD4134 ADC.

The design only supports the slave mode with both DCLK and ODR generated by the FPGA. The device sends data on the 4 DIN bits.

spi engine block diagram

In order to build the HDL design the user has to go through the following steps:

  1. Confirm that you have the right tools (see Release notes)
  2. Clone the HDL GitHub repository (see

HDL Downloads

Software sources

*Modified version of NO-OS CN0561 software for AD4134 testing. The same ADC device being used.

resources/eval/user-guides/ad4134/hdl.txt · Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 08:11 by Laurentiu Popa