ADCPRO

Analog-to-digital converter pro (ADCPro™) evaluation software

ADCPRO

Overview

ADCPro™ is a modular software system for evaluating analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) without the need for expensive logic analyzers and complex analysis routines. Used alone it is suitable for performing analysis on data sets captured from ADC testing; when paired with a Texas Instruments ADC evaluation module (EVM) and suitable data capture card, it becomes part of a powerful evaluation package.

ADCPro software from Texas Instruments will simplify the tasks of collecting and analyzing ADC data, and ease evaluation. With it, you can easily set up an evaluation system that may not exactly replicate the manufacturer's system, but still arrive at meaningful results that can be compared to system requirements.

  • Ability to save and recall data sets
  • Modular design allows additional EVMs and Tests to be supported
  • Time, Histogram, and Frequency Domain Testing

Without any hardware, ADCPro can be used to analyze datasets - this can be an easy way to evaluate the tool. Data can come from two different plugins included in the distribution:

  • TripleGen - a three channel function generator
  • FileReader - an EVM plugin that reads data files stored in the ADCPro format

Using TripleGen as a data source, you can explore the functionality of ADCPro and learn about the test capabilities of the program.

The ADCPro data file format is tab-delimited text and compatible with most spreadsheet programs. If you have data collected from an existing ADC, you can easily format it for reading by FileReader and use ADCPro to analyze the data.

The test plugins that come with ADCPro are:

  • Data Monitor - display the data you've loaded or acquired
  • MultiScope - a multichannel oscilloscope for time domain analysis
  • MultiHisto - a multichannel histogram test with DC noise analysis
  • MultiFFT - a multichannel FFT plugin that displays your data in the frequency domain, and calculates signal-to-noise (SNR), total harmonic distortion (THD), signal-to-noise plus distortion (SINAD or THD+N), and spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR).

Plugins for connecting hardware to ADCPro are available for some Texas Instruments analog-to-digital converters. See the related products section for those evaluation packages that are compatible with ADCPro.

Precision ADCs (<=10MSPS)
ADS1013 12-Bit 3.3kSPS 1-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC With Oscillator, Voltage Reference, and I2C ADS1014 12-Bit 3.3kSPS 1-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC With PGA, Oscillator, Voltage Reference, Comparator, and I2C ADS1015 12-Bit, 3.3kSPS, 4-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC With PGA, Oscillator, VREF, Comparator and I2C Interface ADS1113 16-Bit 860SPS 1-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC With Oscillator, Voltage Reference, and I2C ADS1114 16-Bit 860SPS 1-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC With PGA, Oscillator, Vref, Comparator, and I2C ADS1115 16-Bit 860SPS 4-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC With PGA, Oscillator, Vref, Comparator, and I2C ADS1146 16-Bit 2kSPS 1-Ch ADC With PGA for Precision Sensor Measurement ADS1147 16-Bit 2kSPS 4-Ch ADC With PGA, Reference, and IDAC for Precision Sensor Measurement ADS1148 16-Bit 2kSPS 8-Ch ADC With PGA, Reference, and IDAC for Precision Sensor Measurement ADS1158 16-Bit, 125kSPS, 16-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC w/ Fast Channel Scan & Automatic Sequencer ADS1174 Quad, Simultaneous Sampling, 16-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter ADS1178 Octal, Simultaneous Sampling, 16-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter ADS1246 24-Bit, 2kSPS, 1-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC With PGA for Precision Sensor Measurement ADS1247 24-Bit, 2kSPS, 4-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC With PGA, Vref and 2x IDACs for Precision Sensor Measurement ADS1248 24-Bit, 2kSPS, 8-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC for Precision Sensor Measurement ADS1256 24-Bit, 30kSPS, 8-Ch Delta-Sigma ADC With PGA for Factory Automation and Process Control ADS1258 24-bit, 125kSPS, 16-ch delta-sigma ADC with fast channel scan and automatic sequencer ADS1259 24-bit, 14.4kSPS, 1-ch delta-sigma ADC with low-drift voltage reference for factory automation ADS1274 24-Bit, 144kSPS, 4-Ch Simultaneous-Sampling Delta-Sigma ADC for Wide Bandwidth Applications ADS1278 24-Bit, 144kSPS, 8-Ch Simultaneous-Sampling Delta-Sigma ADC for Wide Bandwidth Applications ADS1278-SP Radiation Hardened 24-Bit 8-Ch Simultaneous-Sampling Delta-Sigma ADC ADS1281 Ultra-high-resolution 4-kSPS 1-channel delta-sigma ADC for seismic and energy exploration ADS1282 Ultra-high-resolution 4-kSPS 2-channel delta-sigma ADC with PGA for seismic and energy exploration ADS1672 High Speed High Resolution 625kSPS 24 bit Delta Sigma ADC ADS1675 4MSPS, 24-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter ADS7924 12-Bit 4-Ch MUX-Input SAR ADC With Intelligent System Power Control ADS7945 14-Bit, 2MSPS, Dual-Channel, Unipolar, Differential, u-Power SAR ADC ADS7946 14-Bit, 2MSPS, Dual-Channel, Unipolar, Pseudo-Differential, u-Power SAR ADC ADS7953 12-Bit, 1-MSPS, 16-Channel, Single-Ended, microPower SAR ADC with Serial I/F ADS7957 10 bit, 1 MSPS, 16 Ch, Single Ended, Micro Power, sr i/f, SAR ADC ADS7961 8 Bit, 1 MSPS, 16 Ch, Single Ended, Micro Power, sr i/f, SAR ADC ADS8028 12-bit, 8-channel, 1MSPS, SAR ADC with Internal Reference and Internal Temperature Sensor ADS8317 16-Bit, Pseudo-Bipolar, Fully Diff Input, 250kSPS Serial Out, 2.7V-to-5.5V Micropower Sampling ADC ADS8320 16-Bit, High-Speed, 2.7V-to-5V Micropower Sampling Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) ADS8321 16-Bit, High-Speed, Micropower Sampling Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) ADS8324 14-Bit 50 kSPS ADC Ser. Out, 1.8V Operation ADS8325 16-Bit, 100kSPS Serial Out, 2.7V-to-5.5V Micropower Sampling ADC ADS8326 16-Bit, Pseudo-Diff Input, 250kSPS Serial Out, 2.7V-to-5.5V Micropower Sampling ADC ADS8568 16-Bit 8-Channel Simultaneous-Sampling Bipolar-Input SAR ADC ADS8638 12-Bit 8-Channel Bipolar SAR With Software-Selectable Input Ranges

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ADCPRO – Analog-to-digital converter pro (ADCPro™) evaluation software

Version: 2.0.1
Release date: 18-MAY-2012
TI's Standard Terms and Conditions for Evaluation Items apply.

Technical documentation

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* User guide ADCPro(TM) Analog-to-Digital Converter Evaluation Software User's Guide (Rev. C) Mar. 29, 2012
* User guide ADCPro Hardware and Software Installation Manual (Rev. A) Mar. 28, 2012
Application note Principles of Data Acquisition and Conversion (Rev. A) Apr. 16, 2015
Technical articles Precise industrial data acquisition: The heart of the matter Feb. 04, 2015
Application note A Glossary of Analog-to-Digital Specifications and Performance Characteristics (Rev. B) Oct. 09, 2011

Related design resources

Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD
ADS1015EVM-PDKADS1015 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1146EVM-PDKADS1146 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1147EVM-PDKADS1147 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1148EVM-PDKADS1148 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1158EVM-PDKADS1158 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1174EVM-PDKADS1174 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1178EVM-PDKADS1178 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1246EVM-PDKADS1246 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1248EVM-PDKADS1248 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1256EVM-PDKADS1256 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1258EVM-PDKADS1258 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1259EVM-PDKADS1259 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1274EVM-PDKADS1274 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1278EVM-PDKADS1278 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1281EVM-PDKADS1281 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1282EVM-PDKADS1282 performance demonstration kit
ADS1672EVM-PDKADS1672 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS1675REFADS1675 Evaluation Module
ADS7924EVM-PDKADS7924 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS7945EVM-PDKADS7945 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS7953EVM-PDKADS7953 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS7957EVM-PDKADS7957 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS7961EVM-PDKADS7961 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS8028EVM-PDKADS8028 Performance Demonstration Kit
ADS8320EVM-PDKADS8320 Performance Development Kit
ADS8321EVM-PDKADS8321 Performance Development Kit
ADS8325EVM-PDKADS8325 Performance Development Kit
ADS8326EVM-PDKADS8326 Performance Development Kit
ADS8568EVM-PDKADS8568 16-Bit 8-Channel Simultaneous-Sampling SAR ADC EVM Performance Demonstration Kit (PDK)
ADS8638EVM-PDKADS8638 Performance Demonstration Kit

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