DAC3154 Dual-Channel, 10-Bit, 500-MSPS Digital-to-Analog Converter Evaluation Module


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The DAC3154EVM is a circuit board that allows designers to evaluate the performance of Texas Instruments' dual-channel 10-bit 500 MSPS DAC3154 digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The EVM provides a flexible environment to test the DAC3154 under a variety of clock, and input conditions. For ease of use as a complete RF transmit solution the DAC3154EVM includes the CDCE62005 clock generator/jitter cleaner for clocking the DAC3154 as well as a TRF3705, a 400MHz to 4GHz quadrature modulator, for upconverting I/Q outputs from the DAC to real signals at RF.

The EVM can be used along with TSW1400 to perform a wide range of test procedures. The TSW1400 generates the test patterns which are fed to the DAC3154 through a 1.00 GSPS LVDS port. The DAC3154EVM clock chip can be used to synchronize the TSW1400 board to DAC3154EVM. The TSW1406EVM provides a low-cost solution for quick EVM testing with up to 64k sample pattern depth.

  • Comprehensive test capability for the DAC3154 for IF and RF outputs
  • Direct connection to TSW1400 signal generator
  • Includes CDCE62005 for clock generation or jitter cleaning
  • Includes TRF3705 for complete transmitter evaluation
  • Software support with a full featured GUI for easy testing
  • Direct HSMC connection to Altera FPGA development kits
  • FMC-DAC-Adapter card to connect to a standard FMC interconnect header, a typical input on the latest Xilinx FPGA EVMs
High-speed DACs (>10 MSPS)
DAC3154 Dual-channel, 10-bit, 500-MSPS digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
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  1. Buy the evaluation board - DAC3154EVM
  2. Buy (if needed) the FPGA pattern generator card - TSW1400EVM
  3. Read the evaluation board user's guide
  4. Make sure you have or buy the necessary power supplies for both boards
  5. Download and install GUI for the evaluation board
  6. Download and install HSDCPro software for the TSW1400EVM pattern generator card

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DAC3154EVM — DAC3154 Dual-Channel, 10-Bit, 500-MSPS Digital-to-Analog Converter Evaluation Module

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GUI for evaluation module (EVM)

SLAC543 — DAC31x1_31x4EVM GUI

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SLAC543 DAC31x1_31x4EVM GUI

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Release date: 05 Jul 2022
download DAC31x1_31x4EVM GUI (zip)  — 15507 K

Hardware development
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Release Infomation

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Certificate DAC3154EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 02 Jan 2019
EVM User's guide DAC31x4EVM User Guide (Rev. A) 07 Jun 2013
User guide DAC31x4EVM Design Pkg A 15 Apr 2013

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