AD9287 clock derived from an FPGA - issues ?

I have inherited a design where the ADC clock is derived from an FPGA.

I am worried, when the FPGA is being programmed, the clock stops as the I/O isn't get enabled. The other possibility is the input clock into the FPGA can be switched off and then the output is indeterminate.

I am having issues where the test signals from the ADC are correctly received by the FPGA (PN, two state etc) but occassionally the live signal has a weird bandpass when we FFT the data.

Is it ok if the clock stops ? Or changes frequency ?

Can you suggest what SPI commands should be issued after the FPGA gains lock and starts outputting a clock to the ADC ?

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  • Hi,

    AD9287 stops operating if the clock signal is removed. It should start working again after a clock input is provided. I recommend issuing a soft reset to the AD9287 through SPI after clock is restored if you are experiencing problem with the ADC. Please note that FPGA is generally not a good clock source. We recommend using a low noise clock source to clock ADCs for best performance.

    Judy

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  • Hi,

    AD9287 stops operating if the clock signal is removed. It should start working again after a clock input is provided. I recommend issuing a soft reset to the AD9287 through SPI after clock is restored if you are experiencing problem with the ADC. Please note that FPGA is generally not a good clock source. We recommend using a low noise clock source to clock ADCs for best performance.

    Judy

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