This document presents the steps to setup an environment for using the EVAL-ADF4156SD1Z evaluation board together with the Xilinx KC705 FPGA board and the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit (EDK). Below is presented a picture of the EVAL-ADF4156SD1Z Evaluation Board with the Xilinx KC705 board.
For component evaluation and performance purposes, as opposed to quick prototyping, the user is directed to Analog Devices System Demonstration Platform (SDP). The SDP consists of a:
The EVAL-SDP-CS1Z controller board is Serial Interfaces Only, low cost, reduced functionality controller board. It has a USB to Serial Engine at its core. It connects to the PC through a USB 2.0 high speed port. The SDP-S has a single 120 pin connector and exposes SPI, I2C and GPIO interfaces to connected SDP daughter boards.
The EVAL-ADF4156SD1Z is designed to allow the user to evaluate the performance of the ADF4156 frequency synthesizer for phase-locked loops (PLLs). Figure 1 shows the board, which contains the ADF4156 synthesizer, an SMA connector for the reference input, power supplies, and an RF output. There is also a footprint for a loop filter and a VCO on board.
The ADF4156 is a 6.2 GHz fractional-N frequency synthesizer that implements local oscillators in the upconversion and down-conversion sections of wireless receivers and transmitters. It consists of a low noise digital phase frequency detector (PFD), a precision charge pump, and a programmable reference divider. There is a Σ-Δ based fractional interpolator to allow programmable fractional-N division. The INT, FRAC, and MOD registers define an overall N divider (N = (INT + (FRAC/MOD))). The RF output phase is programmable for applications that require a particular phase relationship between the output and the reference. The ADF4156 also features cycle slip reduction circuitry, leading to faster lock times without the need for modifications to the loop filter.
The first objective is to ensure that you have all of the items needed and to install the software tools so that you are ready to create and run the evaluation project.
Before connecting the ADI evaluation board to the Xilinx KC705 make sure that the VADJ_FPGA voltage of the KC705 is set to 3.3V. For more details on how to change the setting for VADJ_FPGA visit the Xilinx KC705 product page.
The following commands were implemented in this version of EVAL-ADF4156 reference project for Xilinx KC705 FPGA board.
|help?||Displays all available commands.|
|frequency=|| Sets the desired output frequency in MHz. Accepted values:
500 … 6200 - desired output frequency in MHz.
|frequency?||Displays the output frequency in MHz.|
|register=|| Sets the value of the desired register on 29 bits. Accepted values:
0 .. 4 - the selected register.
0 .. 0x1FFFFFFF - the new value of the register.
|register?|| Displays the value of the desired register. Accepted values:
0 .. 4 - the selected register.
|PFDfreq?||Displays the current PFD frequency in MHz.|
Commands can be executed using a serial terminal connected to the UART peripheral of Xilinx KC705 FPGA.
The hardware platform for each reference projects with FMC-SDP interposer and KC705 evaluation board is common. The next steps should be followed to recreate the software project of the reference design: