This version (17 Jul 2020 16:06) was approved by Michael Hennerich.

Prerequisites for ADRV9001/2 based boards

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

  1. The ADRV9001 based card.
  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 ADRV9001. Our recommended carriers (the ones we use all the time) are either:
    • The Xilinx ZCU102. The fabric on this device is much larger, and if you are looking at targeting - this is the recommended option.
    • There are a few more boards, which do work, but are currently not yet supported. 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 ADRV9002NP/W1/PCBZ and ADRV9002NP/W2/PCBZ is, by definition a “FPGA mezzanine card” (FMC), that means it needs a carrier to plug into. The carriers we support are:

      Board ADRV9002NP
      CMOS inteface LVDS interface
      ZC706 VADJ 1.8V¹ N/A²
      Zed Board VADJ 1.8V N/A²
      Arria 10 SoC N/A³

      ¹ Instruction for reprogramming the VADJ can be found here and here
      ² See Cmos only operation section
      ³ Not supported due sub-optimal mapping of the clock pins from the source synchronous interfaces.

      17 Jul 2020 13:04 · Michael Hennerich
  3. some way to interact with the platform,
    1. for the ARM/FPGA SoC platforms, this normally includes:
      • DisplayPort 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
resources/eval/user-guides/adrv9002/prerequisites.txt · Last modified: 17 Jul 2020 15:03 by Michael Hennerich