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Basic information and material on circuit simulation, including tool links and usage information.
Most of the labs are populated with LTspice resource files which contain the schematics of the circuits discussed at a specific topic. A file containing the ADALM2000 connections for the schematics can be found here: m2k_conn_ltspice.
For labs using the ADALM-PLUTO (PlutoSDR), a MATLAB license will be required with the Communications Toolbox. If you do not have MATLAB, you can get a temporary trial from this link and then install the support package for PlutoSDR.
|ADALM1000 (M1K)||ADALM2000 (M2K)||ADALM-PLUTO (PlutoSDR)|
|PC Software||ALICE||Scopy|| Matlab(Trial)
PlutoSDR Support Package
Some of the labs are written to be performed using just the components provided in the Analog Parts Kit, ADALP2000, supplied through ADI and our authorized distribution channels, however additional devices are provided.
M1K and M2K based material:
PlutoSDR based material:
|Course||Function||ADALM1000 (M1K)||ADALM2000 (M2K)||ADLAM-PLUTO (PlutoSDR)|
|Communications||Transformers||Transformers||Inductor Self Resonance|
|Communications||Transmission Lines||Artificial Transmission Lines|
|Communications||Tuned Amplifiers||Transformer Coupled Amplifier||Tuned Amplifiers,part I|
Tuned Amplifiers,part II
Transformer Coupled Amplifier
|Communications||Filters||Band Pass Filter step-response|
|Communications||Detectors||AM modulation and Envelop Detectors||Envelope Detectors|
|Communications||Variable Amplifiers||Variable Gain Amplifiers|
|Communications||Frequency Synthesizers||Hartley oscillator||Hartley oscillator|
|Communications||Modulation||Pulse Width Modulation||Pulse Width Modulation|
Diode Ring Modulators
|Communications||Pulsed Oscillators||Pulsed Oscillators||Pulsed Oscillators|
|Communications||Phase Locked Loop||Phase Locked Loops||Phase Locked Loops|
|Communications||Generators||Pseudo-Random Sequence Generators||Pseudo-Random Sequence Generators|
|Digital Communications||SDR Basics and Probability||Introduction To SDR LaTeX|
|Digital Communications||Timing Recovery||Symbol Synchronization LaTeX|
|Digital Communications||Frequency Recovery||Carrier Synchronization LaTeX|
|Digital Communications||Frame Synchronization||Frame Synchronization LaTeX|
The communications labs and topics are split into two main categories: analog communications and digital communications. The analog communications sections require a basic background in certain analysis, as well as some introduction to continuous-time signal analysis. The digital communications topics are targeted at those with a solid background in digital signal processing and the fundamentals of modulation/demodulation. A basic understanding of probability tools is useful as well. Labs are performed in MATLAB, therefore knowledge of writing MATLAB code is essential.
Related reference manuals are recommended:
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