ADC12D1620QML-SP space-grade wideband receiver evaluation module


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The TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL is a 1.5-GHz wideband receiver evaluation module (EVM) that includes ceramic engineering models of the amplifier, analog-to-digital converter (ADC), clocking, temperature sensor, microcontroller, and power solution. The board is best suited for digitizing IF/RF frequencies from near DC to 1.5 GHz.

The analog input path has the option of utilizing the 6.5-GHz LMH5401-SP as a single-ended-to-differential gain block, or bypassing the amplifier and driving the ADC with a differential signal. The amplifier is followed by the 12-bit, dual 1.6-GSPS or single 3.2-GSPS ADC12D1620QML-SP. These high-performance components are supported by the necessary power, microcontroller, and temperature-sensor devices.

All primary devices included in the TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL are available in ceramic space grade. The EVM is directly supported by the TSW14DL3200EVM LVDS capture card (sold separately) and high-speed data converter pro software (DATACONVERTERPRO-SW) GUI.

ADC-WB-BB or ADC-LD-BB balun boards can also be used an external method for converting single to differential to drive the differential ADC inputs. 

TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL and TSW14DL3200EVM, in combination with the TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL GUI and DATACONVERTERPRO-SW, provide a complete system for RF signal sampling and data analysis.

  • Complete TI space-rated signal-chain and power wideband receiver solution
    • Wideband ADC12D1620QML-SP (12-bit, dual 3.2 GSPS or single 6.4 GSPS)
    • Wideband fully-differential amplifier LMH5401-SP (6.5-GHz bandwidth)
    • Remote-diode ADC temperature-monitoring TMP461-SP
    • Power management (TPS50601A-SP, TPS7A4501-SP, TPS7H1101A-SP)
    • Microcontroller MSP430FR5969-SP

  • TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL evaluation board
  • FMC TSW14DL3200 RX adapter board
  • Power cable
  • USB cable

Buck converters (integrated switch)
TPS50601A-SP Radiation-hardness-assured (RHA), 3-V to 7-V input, 6-A synchronous step-down converter


Digital temperature sensors
TMP461-SP Radiation-hardness-assured (RHA), high-accuracy remote and local temperature sensor


High-speed ADCs (>10MSPS)
ADC12D1620QML-SP 12-bit, dual 1.6-GSPS or single 3.2-GSPS, RF-sampling ADC with improved ENOB – aerospace


Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators
TPS7A4501-SP Radiation-hardness-assured (RHA), 1.5-V to 20-V, 1.5-A low-dropout (LDO) regulator TPS7H1101A-SP Radiation-hardness-assured (RHA), 1.5-V to 7-V input, 3-A low-noise low-dropout (LDO) regulator


MSP430 microcontrollers
MSP430FR5969-SP Radiation Hardened Mixed-Signal Microcontroller


LMH5401-SP Radiation Hardness Assured (RHA) 6.5GHz Ultra Wideband Fully Differential Amplifier

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TSW14DL3200EVM – Data capture/pattern generator: data converter evaluation module with 48 LVDS lanes up to 1.6Gbps

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TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL – ADC12D1620QML-SP space-grade wideband receiver evaluation module

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Support software

MSP430FR5969 Firmware – SBAC235.ZIP (6419KB)

GUI for evaluation module (EVM)

TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL GUI – SBAC229.ZIP (42310KB)

TI's Standard Terms and Conditions for Evaluation Items apply.

Design files

TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL Schematic - DC073A SBAR002.PDF (169 KB) TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL Assembly Drawing - DC073A SBAR004.PDF (78 KB) TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL BOM - DC073A SBAR003.PDF (80 KB) TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL CAD Files - DC073A SBAR006.ZIP (2899 KB) TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL Gerber - DC073A SBAC236.ZIP (860 KB) TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL PCB - DC073A SBAR005.PDF (2692 KB)

Technical documentation

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* User guide TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL User's Guide (Rev. A) Jan. 29, 2019
Data sheet ADC12D1620QML-SP 12-Bit, Single Or Dual, 3200- or 1600-MSPS RF Sampling Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) datasheet (Rev. A) Oct. 12, 2021

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Software development

DATACONVERTERPRO-SW High-speed data converter pro software

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