DAC3162 Dual-Channel, 12-Bit, 500-MSPS Digital-to-Analog Converter Evaluation Module


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The DAC3162EVM is a circuit board that allows designers to evaluate the performance of Texas Instruments' dual-channel 12-bit 500 MSPS DAC3162 digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with 12-byte wide DDR LVDS data input, very low power, size and latency. The EVM provides a flexible environment to test the DAC3162 with or without a direct RF TRF370333, a 350 MHz to 4.0 GHz Quadrature Modulator, for upconverting I/Q outputs from the DAC to RF.

The EVM can be used along with the TSW3100 pattern generator card to perform a wide range of tests. The TSW3100 generates the test patterns which are fed to the DAC3162 through an LVDS port. The DAC3162EVM has a clock chip, the CDCP1803, which can be used to synchronize the TSW3100 board to DAC3162EVM.

  • Comprehensive test capability for the DAC3162 for IF and RF outputs
  • Direct connection to TSW3100 pattern generator
  • Includes CDCP1803 for clock generation
  • Includes TRF370333 for complete transmitter evaluation
  • Easy setup: software control not required
  • Adapter connector compatible to Xilinx FPGA EVMs with FMC connector
  • High-speed DACs (>10 MSPS)
    DAC3162 Dual-Channel, 12-Bit, 500-MSPS Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)


    Clock generators
    CDCE62005 5/10 outputs clock generator/jitter cleaner with integrated dual VCO


    High-speed ADCs (≥10 MSPS)
    ADS4245 Dual-Channel, 14-Bit, 125-MSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)


    IQ modulators
    TRF370333 350 MHz to 4.0 GHz Quadrature Modulator, 3.3V common-mode voltage TRF370417 50MHz to 6.0 GHz Quadrature Modulator, 1.7V common-mode voltage
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    1. Order the evaluation board - DAC3162EVM
    2. Order (if needed) the FPGA pattern generator - 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 the GUI for the evaluation board
    6. Download and install HSDCPro software for the TSW1400EVM pattern generator

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    Certificate DAC3162EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 02 Jan 2019
    EVM User's guide DAC31x2EVM User Guide (Rev. A) 25 Jan 2011

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