When using ACE with the most up-to-date plugins for the AD9081, we are seeing odd behavior where the information being reported in the "Evaluation System Information" within the chip view window does not report certain values. It seems to be related to whether or not the ADS9V2 eval board likes the power levels of the JESD and Direct Drive DAC clock.
We are currently using a 4.76dBm, 375MHz input to the ADS9 for the JESD. We modified the AD9081 eval card to accept an external clock and are currently driving that at approximately 6.3dBm. This results in a TX CGS ERROR and an RX ILAS ERROR. When we drop the 12GHz clock power 2dB we get all green lights, but there is no UID, Chip Version, or Laminate ID being reported. All of this is just extremely odd behavior.
I have also seen posts saying that we can input a 13dBm clock at 12GHz into the AD9081. Why does the datasheet say a max of 6dBm then?
Lastly, why would the two clock powers coming mentioned above affect the ability of the ACE software to report the Evaluation System Information, and also lead to JESD Link Status Errors??