The AD411x Evaluation+ software is available Here.
The quick start guide is available on the landing page here (Quick Start Guide) or for the step by step install guide see the below
The EVAL-AD4116ASDZ evaluation kit includes a link to the software that needs to be installed before using the EVAL-AD4116ASDZ evaluation board.
There are two parts to the installation:
Warning: The evaluation software and drivers must be installed before connecting both the evaluation board and the SDP-B board to the PC. This ensures that the evaluations system is correctly recognized when it is connected to the PC.
Installing the AD411x Eval+ Software
To install the AD411X Eval+ software,
With the SDP board disconnected from the USB
port of the PC, download and unzip the AD411X Eval+
software installer file from the EVAL-AD4116ASDZ product page.
Double-click the setup.exe file to begin the evaluation board software installation. The software then installs to the following default location: C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\AD411X EVAL+.
A dialog box appears asking for permission to allow the program to make changes to the PC. Click Yes.
Figure 4. Granting Permission for the Program to Make Changes to PC
Select a location to install the software and then click Next. Figure 5 shows the default locations, which are displayed when the dialogue box opens, but another location can be selected by clicking Browse.
Figure 5. Selecting the Location for Software Installation
Figure 6. Accepting the License Agreement
Figure 7. Reviewing a Summary of the Installation
Figure 8. Indicating when the Installation is Complete
Installing the Eval+ Dependencies Drivers
After the installation of the evaluation software is complete, a welcome window appears for the installation of the Eval+ Dependencies.
With the SDP board still disconnected from the USB
port of the PC, ensure that all other applications are closed, and then click Install
Figure 9. Beginning the Drivers Installation
Figure 10. Completing the Drivers Setup Wizard
Figure 11. Restarting the PC
Setting Up the System for Data Capture
After completing the steps in the Software Installation Procedures section and the Evaluation Board Hardware section, set up the system for data capture as follows:
Allow the Found New Hardware wizard to run after connecting the SDP board to the PC. If using Windows XP, it may be necessary to search for the SDP drivers. Choose to automatically search for the drivers for the SDP board if prompted by the operating system.
Check that the board is connecting to the PC correctly using the Device Manager of the PC. Access the Device Manager as follows:
Right-click My Computer and then click Manage.
A dialog box appears asking for permission to allow the program to make changes to the PC. Click Yes.
The Computer Management window appears. Click Device Manager from the System Tools list (see Figure 12).
If the SDP board appears under ADI Development Tools
in the TEST PC
nested list, the driver software has installed and the board is connecting to the PC correctly.
Figure 12. Checking if the Board is Connected to the PC Correctly
Launching the Software
After completing the steps in the Setting Up the System for Data Capture section, launch the AD411X Eval+ software as follows:
Figure 13. AD4116 Evaluation Board Selection
If the EVAL-AD4116ASDZ evaluation system is not connected to the USB
port via the SDP when the software is launched, the software displays the dialog box shown in Figure 14. Connect the evaluation board to the USB
port of the PC, wait a few seconds, then click Refresh
, and the dialog box shown in Figure 13 appears.
Figure 14. Evaluation Board Selection, No Board Connected
The dialog box shown in in Figure 15 appears. Quickstart mode provides a simplified version of the software that can be used as a starting point for evaluating the AD4116. This mode provides a graphical user interface (GUI
) for setting up inputs, as shown in Figure 16, and allows the user to configure the device further by using the blue configuration buttons (Label 7 Figure 16).
Advanced mode can be used when more configurability of the inputs is required. In this mode, the input GUI
is not available. However, the user has access to the Registers
tab, which provides full control of the AD4116 register map. When operating in advanced mode, the user must consult the AD4116 data sheet.
Figure 15. AD411X Eval+ Startup Mode Selection
Eval+ Software Windows
After selecting AD4116 Evaluation Board, the main window of the evaluation software displays, as shown in Figure 16. This tab shows the control buttons and analysis indicators of the AD411X Eval+ software. The main window of the AD411X Eval+ software in Quickstart mode contains five tabs: Configuration, Voltage Waveform, Noise Table, and Histogram.
In advanced mode, two additional tabs are available: Ch Waveform and Registers.
Figure 16. Configuration Tab in Quickstart Mode
Figure 17. Configuration Tab in Advanced Mode
The Configuration tab shows a block diagram of the AD4116. This tab allows the user to select inputs, set up the ADC, reset the ADC, view errors present, and configure the device for different demonstration modes. Figure 16 shows the Configuration tab in detail, and the following sections discuss the different elements on the Configuration tab of the software window.
Inputs Quickstart Mode Only (1)
Output Data Rate (ODR)/Measurement Time (2)
The ODR can be set for all inputs in the Configuration tab (Label 2 in Figure 16). Set the ODR by entering a value in hertz into the ODR(Hz)
box or a measurement time in milliseconds into the Time(ms)
box. If an ODR is entered, the software calculates the measurement time. If a time is entered, the software calculates the fastest ODR that can achieve the required measurement time.
The device only supports a certain number of ODRs. Therefore, the software rounds up to the closest available value. ODR values depend on if a single or multiple channels are enabled. The fastest ODRs are available if only one channel is enabled. The values shown are valid for the sinc5 + sinc1 filter, which is enabled by default. If the sinc3 filter is enabled instead, refer to the AD4116 data sheet for the corresponding values.
The value in the Time(ms)
box represents time taken for one sample for one enabled channel.
The value in the Total Time box represents the total time to take one sample for all enabled Inputs.
Demo Modes (3)
ADC Reset (4)
Click Reset to perform a software reset of the AD4116 (Label 4 in Figure 16). There is no hardware reset pin on the AD4116.
To perform a hard reset, remove power from the board. The software reset has the same effect as a hard reset.
Tutorial Button (5)
Functional Block Diagram (6)
External Parameters (8,9,10)
There are three external parameters that are set by the EVAL-AD4116ASDZ board but must be entered into the software: the external reference (Label 8 in Figure 16), AVDD (Label 9 in Figure 16), and AVSS (Label 10 in Figure 16). The external reference on the EVAL-AD4116ASDZ board is set to 2.5 V
by using an ADR4525. If bypassing the ADR4525 on board, change the external reference voltage value in the software to ensure correct calculation of results in the Waveform
Configuration Summary (11)
Clicking Summary (Label 11 in Figure 16) shows the input configuration, channel configuration, and information on each of the individual setups as well as information on any error present. These tabs can be used to quickly check how the ADC inputs and channels are configured, as well as any errors that are present.
Status Bar (12)
The status bar (Label 12 in Figure 16) displays status updates such as Analysis Completed, Reset Completed, and Writing to Registers during software use, as well as the Busy indicator.
Figure 18. Voltage Waveform Tab
The AD411X Eval+ software has two different waveform tabs: Voltage Waveform and Ch Waveform (in advanced mode only). The waveform tabs graph the conversions gathered and processes the data, calculating the peak-to-peak noise, rms noise, and resolution (see Figure 18). The Voltage Waveform tab graphs the data at the voltage input in QuickStart mode. The Ch Waveform tab shows the data converted per channel in Advanced mode.
Waveform Graph and Controls (13,14)
The Samples box (Label 15 in Figure 18) and Sampling Mode (Label 16 in Figure 18) set the number of samples gathered per batch. If Sampling Mode is set to Single Capture, the ADC returns the number of samples specified in the Samples box. If Sampling Mode is set to Continuous, the ADC continuously returns samples until stopped by the user. Samples specifies the amount of samples to be shown on the data graph. Samples is unrelated to the ADC mode.
Plot Selection (18)
The plot selection control area (Label 18 in Figure 18) allows the user to select which inputs display on the data waveform and shows the name of the input.
These controls only affect the waveform graphs and have no effect on the channel settings in the ADC register map.
Display Units and Axis Controls (19)
Click the Units box in the Graph Configuration area (Label 19 in Figure 18) to select whether the data graph displays in units of voltage in amps or codes. This control is independent for each graph. The Y-scale and X scale boxes can be set to autoscale or fixed scaling. When Autoscale is selected, the axis automatically adjusts to show the entire range of the ADC results after each batch of samples. When Fixed is selected, the axis range can be set by the user. These ranges do not automatically adjust after each batch of samples.
Device Error (20)
Analysis Input (21)
Noise Analysis (22)
Input Range (23)
The Histogram tab generates a histogram using the gathered samples and processes the data, calculating the peak-to-peak noise, rms noise, and resolution (see Figure 19).
Figure 19. Histogram Tab of the AD411X Eval+ Software
Histogram Graph and Controls (24,25)
Noise Analysis (26)
Analysis Input (27)
Display Units and Axis Controls (28)
The Y-scale and X scale boxes can be set to autoscale or fixed scaling. When Autoscale is selected, the axis automatically adjusts to show the entire range of the ADC results after each batch of samples. When Fixed is selected, the user can set the axis range. These ranges do not automatically adjust after each batch of samples.
Device Error (29)
Register Map Tab
Use the Register Map tab to access the registers of the AD7124-8. This tab changes register settings and shows additional information about each bit in each individual register.
Figure 20. Register Tab
Register Map (30)
Register and Bit Field Control (32-35)
Save and Load (38)