DAC3161 12-Bit, 500-MSPS Digital-to-Analog Converter Evaluation Module


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The DAC3161EVM is a circuit board that allows designers to evaluate the performance of Texas Instruments' single-channel 12-bit 500 MSPS DAC3161 digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The EVM provides a flexible environment to test the DAC3161 under a variety of clock, and input conditions. For ease of use as a complete IF transmit solution, the DAC3161EVM includes the CDCE62005 clock generator/jitter cleaner for clocking the DAC3161.

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 DAC3161 through a 1.00 GSPS LVDS port. The DAC3161EVM clock chip can be used to synchronize the TSW1400 board to DAC3161EVM. The TSW1406EVM provides a low-cost solution for quick EVM testing with up to 64k sample pattern depth.

  • Comprehensive test capability for the DAC3161 for IF outputs
  • Direct connection to TSW1400 signal generator
  • Includes CDCE62005 for clock generation or jitter cleaning
  • 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 (>10MSPS)
DAC3161 12-Bit, 500-MSPS Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)

Get started

  1. Buy the evaluation board - DAC3161EVM
  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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Evaluation board

DAC3161EVM — DAC3161 Evaluation Module

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GUI for evaluation module (EVM)

DAC31x1_31x4EVM GUI (Rev. A) — SLAC543A.ZIP (126019KB)

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Certificate DAC3161EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Jan. 02, 2019
User guide DAC31X1EVM Design Package - Board rev A Jan. 29, 2014
EVM User's guide DAC31x1EVM User Guide Jul. 31, 2013

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Hardware development

TSW1400EVM Data Capture/Pattern Generator: Data Converter Evaluation Module With 8 LVDS Lanes up to 1.5Gbps

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