Invalid Shield Error at ADICUP Power Detector App for ADICUP3029

Hello everyone,

I have an ADICUP3029 and an EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ and I tried the steps described on this page:

Until Step 7, where I have to reset the EVAL-ADICUP3029 I had no problems, but I don't know  if I made this step correctly. I pressed the S1 button, but nothing happens and I don't know if this is correct or not.

Then I run the software "Power Detector Shield Application for ADICUP3029- Analog Devices" and it found the "One vaild port".

I mounted the EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ to the EVAL-ADICUP3029, both are now connected to my computer, pressed the refresh button and hit "Connect".

Now the following error message appeared:

Invalid shield detected. Check the eval shield and try again.
Error: Unknown Shield Id

This message also appears, when I hit the Connect Button, while only the EVAL-ADICUP3029 is connected to my computer.

Does anyone, what mistakes I've made and what could I do now?

Is it even possible that the EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ is broken?


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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Aug 27, 2020 7:54 AM 2 months ago


    No mistake in what you did there. 

    Are you able to probe voltages on the EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ? If yes, can you help do these so that we can assess this issue properly?

    Please power up your EVAL-ADICUP3029, and mount the EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ on it.

    Then kindly check voltage on the following (referenced to TP6 (GND) ):

    1. TP3 

    2. TP4

    3. TP5

    Also, on the software, have you been able to connect before? how many times?

    Lastly, can you give us the serial number of your board and date when you ordered this EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ?


  • Hello,

    thanks for your quick response.

    I cheked the voltage and there were following measured values:

    TP3 and TP4: 3V

    TP5: 2V.

    When I clicked the button Connect I measured the following values:

    TP3 and TP4: 5V

    TP5: 2V.

    This is the first time I tried to work with this, so I was never able to connect before. The errors were at the beginning until now.

    The Serial number is 201906125473 and it was ordered on 24th July 2020.

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Aug 28, 2020 11:09 AM 2 months ago in reply to zfbkwiatkowski


    Thank you for your cooperation and patience!

    TP3 should be 5V through out. If you will consult the schematic diagram, this is on the same node/line as EVAL-ADICUP3029's header P4 pin 5, which is the 5V output. This would tell me that something's wrong with the EVAL-ADICUP3029, but can you recheck your results? Thanks.

    I'll have to escalate your case on our side. Rest assured the voltages you measured are safe for the EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ.

    For the meantime we can check the AD8302. Are you able to apply a continuous wave signal with power -30dBm, (any frequency from 100MHz to 2200MHz will do but 1900MHz is the recommended) simultaneously to both J1 and J2? Then please measure voltage on TP1, referenced to TP6.

    Lastly, can you tell me who is you local FAE regarding this product?


  • Hello,

    I rechecked my results and had the same values, nothing changed here.

    I tried to do the test case and i measured 5V on TP1.

    I think with FAE you mean field application engineer (I'm sorry, I'm new in this). It's someone working at my company. I spoke to him and he said that his experiments is under construction yet, so we can't do proper tests with the EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ.

    But I guess, even without signals at J1 and J2 it has to work or the application has to be able to detect, whether a EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ is mounted on an EVAL-ADICUP3029 or not.

    Is it even correct that, after i pressed the reset button, nothing happens?

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Sep 2, 2020 12:16 PM 1 month ago in reply to zfbkwiatkowski


    It's okay that nothing happens when you press reset on the EVAL-ADICUP3029.

    An updated software will be released soon. With that, you should be able to use the EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ. I will reply here again when you can download the software.