Wideband Transmit Signal Chain Evaluation Board and Reference Design


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The TSW30H84EVM Evaluation Module is a circuit board that allows system designers to evaluate the combined performance of Texas Instruments' transmit signal chain with the LMK04806B (Please see LMK04800) low noise clock generator/jitter cleaner. For ease of use as a complete RF transmit solution the TSW30H84EVM includes the LMK04806B (Please see LMK04800)for clocking the DAC34H84 digital-to-analog converter (DAC), as well as two TRF3705 for up-converting the I/Q outputs from the 4-channel DAC to RF carriers.

The DAC34H84 is a four-channel, ultra-low power 16-bit 1.25 GSPS DAC with a maximum 625MSPS/DAC input pattern rate.

The TRF3705 is a high performance complex RF modulator with a 300 MHz to 4 GHz output range.

The LMK04806B (Please see LMK04800)is a low noise clock generator and jitter cleaner capable of jitter below 150fs rms and output frequencies up to at least 1250MHz for clocking the DAC34H84 at its full rate.

The EVM can be used along with the TSW1400/TSW1406/TSW3100 pattern generator to perform a wide range of test procedures. The TSW1400/TSW3100 can be used with the DAC34H84 for patterns up to 1.25 GSPS and the TSW1406 for low cost, simple patterns up to 1 GSPS. Besides providing a high-quality, low jitter DAC sampling clock to the DAC34H84, the LMK04806B (Please see LMK04800)also provides FPGA clocks to the TSW1400/TSW1406/TSW3100 as an FPGA reference clock. The transmit RF signal path also includes an amplifier and programmable attenuator.

  • Includes LMK04806B (Please see LMK04800) for clock generation and jitter cleaning
  • Direct connection to TSW1400/TSW1406/TSW3100 TSW1406 signal generator
  • Comprehensive test capability for the transmitter (DAC34H84 quad DAC and two TRF3705 IQ Modulators) at RF outputs
  • Software support with a full featured GUI for easy testing and prototyping
  • FMC-DAC-Adapter card compatible to connect with FMC interconnect headers available Xilinx FPGA EVMs
  • Direct compatibility with HSMC headers on Altera FPGA EVMs

  • Available Versions

    For more testing options, please refer to the table below.

    Device DAC output only IQ-Mod output only
    Sort Ascending  Sort Descending Sort Ascending  Sort Descending Sort Ascending  Sort Descending
      DAC3482     DAC3482EVM     TSW3085EVM  
      DAC3484     DAC3484EVM     TSW3084EVM  
      DAC34H84     DAC34H84EVM     TSW30H84EVM  
      DAC34SH84     DAC34SH84EVM     TSW30SH84EVM  

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    Technical Documents
    User guides (3)
    Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
    PDF 1625 18 May 2016 165
    PDF 735 14 Aug 2013 226
    PDF 2132 29 Dec 2011 296
    Design files (2)
    Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
    ZIP 8467 07 Aug 2014 42
    ZIP 7747 21 Feb 2012 29

    Software (1)

    Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (2)

    Name Part Number Tool Type
    HSDC-SEK-10 System Evaluation Kit  HSDC-SEK-10  Development Kits 
    Data Capture / Pattern Generator: Data Converter EVMs With 8 LVDS Lanes up to 1.5Gbps  TSW1400EVM  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

    TI Devices (6)

    Part Number Name Product Family
    DAC34H84  Quad-Channel, 16-Bit, 1.25-GSPS, 1x-16x Interpolating Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)  Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) 
    LMK04803  Low Noise Clock Jitter Cleaner With Dual Cascaded PLLs and Integrated 1.9 GHz VCO   Clock Jitter Cleaners 
    LMK04805  Low Noise Clock Jitter Cleaner With Dual Cascaded PLLs and Integrated 2.2 GHz VCO  Clock Jitter Cleaners 
    LMK04806  Low Noise Clock Jitter Cleaner With Dual Cascaded PLLs and Integrated 2.5 GHz VCO   Clock Jitter Cleaners 
    LMK04808  Low-Noise Clock Jitter Cleaner with Dual Loop PLLs and Integrated 2.9 GHz VCO  Clock Jitter Cleaners 
    TRF3705  300MHz to 4GHz Quadrature Modulator  RF & Microwave 

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