TSW1406EVM

Data Capture/Pattern Generator: Data Converter Evaluation Module With 8 LVDS Lanes up to 1.0Gbps

TSW1406EVM

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Overview

The TSW1406EVM is a low cost pattern generator circuit board used to evaluate some of Texas Instruments’ (TI) most popular high speed digital-to-analog converters (DAC).

The TSW1406EVM supports a high speed LVDS bus capable of receiving 16-bit samples at 1.0 GSPS. The platform supports a 64k sample depth with the ability to collect data on up to eight channels simultaneously.

The TSW1406EVM replaces the TSW3100EVM in a smaller size and significantly reduced cost. Additionally, the TSW1406EVM features a high speed LatticeECP3 FPGA from Lattice Semiconductor. It’s flexible prototyping allows it to directly interface to many of TI’s LVDS input DACs. For more information, such as Lattice FPGA HDL interface source code, please visit Lattice Semiconductor

The TSW1406EVM utilizes an intuitive/easy-to-use GUIsoftware package. This software is compatible with the entire TSW1400 family, making for an easy transition across different toolsets. For easy setup and operation, the TSW1406EVM needs only one cable running to the PC. It draws power and transmits data over its mini-USB connection.

The TSW1406EVM is compatible with all DACs listed in the Related Devices section of this website. If there is any question as to whether or not the TSW1406 supports the device of interest, please ask in the e2e forum for High Speed Converters

  • Simple 16-bit waveform generation for use with TI’s high speed DAC EVM’s
  • Supports 64k sample depth at up to 1.0 GSPS LVDS I/O rates
  • LatticeECP3 high speed mini FPGA
  • Analyzes up to 8 channels concurrently
  • Single mini USB cable for power and data
  • Utilizes easy to use software GUI package
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    Evaluation board

    TSW1406EVM – Data Capture/Pattern Generator: Data Converter Evaluation Module With 8 LVDS Lanes up to 1.0Gbps

    GUI for evaluation module (EVM)

    HSDC Pro GUI Software Release Notes (Rev. I) – SLAZ568I.PDF (349KB)

    GUI for evaluation module (EVM)

    HSDC Pro GUI Software Release Notes (Rev. J) – SLAZ568J.PDF (205KB)

    GUI for evaluation module (EVM)

    High Speed Data Converter Pro GUI Installer, v5.00 (Rev. U) – SLWC107U.ZIP (515773KB)

    Support software

    Software for Creating High Speed DAC Patterns (Win 7 Version) – SLWC110.ZIP (465178KB)

    Support software

    Software for Creating High Speed DAC Patterns (XP Version) – SLWC111.ZIP (448136KB)

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

    Design files

    TSW1406EVM Design Package rev B board SLAR060.ZIP (3312 KB)

    Technical documentation

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    * User guide TSW140x High Speed Data Capture/Pattern Generator Card (Rev. D) Apr. 26, 2016
    More literature TSW1406EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Jan. 02, 2019
    User guide High-Speed Data Converter Pro GUI User's Guide (Rev. D) Mar. 16, 2017
    User guide HSDC-SEK-10 Jan. 17, 2013
    User guide TSW2200 Multi-Output Power Supply Board (Rev. A) Dec. 13, 2012
    User guide TSW1400 Pattern Generators May 03, 2012
    Technical articles Now available – Highest-performance, lowest-cost eval boards for high-speed data converters Mar. 21, 2012

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