Wideband Transmit Signal Chain Evaluation Board and Reference Design


Order now


The TSW30SH84EVM Evaluation Module is a circuit board that allows system designers to evaluate the combined performance of Texas Instruments' transmit signal chain with the LMK04800 low noise clock generator/jitter cleaner. For ease of use as a complete RF transmit solution the TSW30SH84EVM includes the LMK04800 for clocking the DAC34SH84 digital-to-analog converter (DAC), as well as two TRF3705 for up-converting the I/Q outputs from the 4-channel DAC to RF carriers.

The DAC34SH84 is a four-channel, ultra-low power 16-bit 1.5 GSPS DAC with a maximum 750MSPS/DAC input pattern rate.

The TRF3705 is a high performance complex RF modulator with a 300 MHz to 4 GHz output range.

The LMK04800 is a low noise clock generator and jitter cleaner capable of jitter below 150fs rms and output frequencies up to 1500MHz for clocking the DAC34SH84 at its full rate.

The EVM can be used along with the TSW1400/TSW1406/TSW3100 pattern generator to perform a wide range of test procedures. The TSW1400 generates the test patterns which are fed to the DAC34SH84 through an LVDS port capable of running up to 1.5 GSPS. The TSW3100 can be used for patterns up to 1.25 GSPS and the TSW1406 for low cost, simple patterns up to 1 GSPS. Besides providing a high-quality, low jitter DAC sampling clock to the DAC34SH84, the LMK04800 also provides FPGA clocks to the TSW1400/TSW1406/TSW3100 as an FPGA reference clock. The transmit RF signal path also includes an amplifier and programmable attenuator.

  • Includes LMK04800 for clock generation and jitter cleaning
  • Direct connection to TSW1400/TSW1406/TSW3100 pattern generator
  • Comprehensive test capability for the transmitter; DAC34SH84 quad DAC and two TRF3705 IQ Modulators with RF outputs
  • Software support with a full featured GUI for easy testing and prototyping
  • FMC-DAC-Adapter card compatible to connect with FMC interconnect headers available Xilinx FPGA EVMs
  • Direct compatibility with HSMC headers on Altera FPGA EVMs
  • High-speed DACs (>10 MSPS)
    DAC34SH84 Quad-Channel, 16-Bit, 1.5-GSPS, 1x-16x Interpolating Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)


    Clock jitter cleaners & synchronizers
    LMK04803 Low-noise clock jitter cleaner with dual cascaded PLLs and integrated 1.9-GHz VCO LMK04805 Low-noise clock jitter cleaner with dual cascaded PLLs and integrated 2.2-GHz VCO LMK04806 Low-noise clock jitter cleaner with dual cascaded PLLs and integrated 2.5-GHz VCO LMK04808 Low-noise clock jitter cleaner with dual loop PLLs and integrated 2.9-GHz VCO


    IQ modulators
    TRF3705 300MHz to 4GHz Quadrature Modulator
    Download View video with transcript Video

    Order & start development

    Evaluation board

    TSW30SH84EVM — Complete RF Signal Chain Evaluation Module

    Log in to order
    In stock / Out of stock
    Not available on TI.com
    GUI for evaluation module (EVM)

    TSW308x EVM Software (Rev. B) — SLAC507B.ZIP (123888KB)

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

    Technical documentation

    No results found. Please clear your search and try again.
    View all 4
    Type Title Date
    Certificate TSW30SH84EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 02 Jan 2019
    EVM User's guide TSW30SH84 EVM User's Guide (Rev. A) 18 May 2016
    Design guide Analog Interfacing Networks for DAC348x and Modulators (TIDA-00077) (Rev. A) 14 Aug 2013
    User guide TSW3085EVM ACPR and EVM Measurements (TIDA-00076 Reference Guide) 29 Dec 2011

    Related design resources

    Hardware development

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

    Support & training

    TI E2E™ forums with technical support from TI engineers

    View all forum topics

    Content is provided "as is" by TI and community contributors and does not constitute TI specifications. See terms of use.

    If you have questions about quality, packaging or ordering TI products, see TI support. ​​​​​​​​