ad9523-1 EVAL no CD , where are setup files?, cannot get it to run

I just got two AD8523-1 evaluation kits that came without a CD ; just a note that says go to and find it. Well the base eval software can be found and downloaded it comes without any setup files that the UG-183 for it refers to.


Where in the world is AD9523-1_983plan_122p88MHz_VCXO_DoublerON.stp , its not located in the eval software area for download. it does not show up in searching for it.

  The UG-183 pdf is done very poorly, it does not even show several of the software control panels such as inp receivers, and the little box icon that controls power down. (it took a while to figure out I had to open up the power down icon and turn on the power sections.)

   Nothing to explain how to set most of the parts features, which are always difficult to figure out using the data sheet

   Can you please tell me where the AD9523-1_983plan_122p88MHz_VCXO_DoublerON.stp

    Is there some place with examples of how to set the parts up?

    Is the AD8532-1 setup under the analog simulation tool, with examples?

    Also it really really nice to get a CD and not some paper so I have to go and find things.





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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Feb 17, 2015 10:50 PM

    Hi jayd,

    I apologize for the inconvenience, I have attached the quick start setup file here.  The file appears to have been removed from the website at some point. I will have it placed on the evaluation board page again.  Please let me know if you have any further questions.

  • Kyle,

      I was able to load the setup file in and get the board working and pll1 to lock.


      It would be quite helpful if the users guide UG-183 went over the Input receiver menu on the software, in which the wording does not seem to very well reflect what the REG 1A to 1C settings do. It is not clear that the reg 1B settings here control the feedback into the PLL1 phase detector.  

       Also having a icon with no name label such as the power control panel does not help the user. Why not just label it power control so someone who has never seen this software know what it does. Or at least make sure its panel part of the UG-183 document. Clearly the chip must be brought out of tri-state, power down, before anything will work. (I know how to read labels but ICONs in most cases are not clear what they do.)