For the AD9164-FMCC-EBZ I am using now, I found one possible problem:
I opened ACE and DPGdownloader, connected AD9164-EBZ and ADS7-V2 together, and connected them to PC through USB cables. When I powered on ADS7-V2, AD9164-EBZ was also successfully powered by ADS7-V2. The PC can detect both AD9164-EBZ and ADS7-V2 in ACE, and I can successfully get the output from AD9164-EBZ by using DPGdownloader. However, usually after some time (say about 10~15 minutes), DPGdownloader will show an error:
And the ACE will also show an error: State=Unavaliable
There will be no output from AD9164-EBZ anymore. But the JESD PLL is still locked and other states are all okay.
In this case, I have to close ACE and DPGdownloader, and re-open them to make them available again.
On the ADS7, there is a set of 6 LEDs (S1 through 6). Can you tell me which ones are lit and/or blinking once the error shows up?
Sounds like the JESD link came down and ACE couldn't connect to the board to indicate this. Are you using an external signal generator to clock the AD9164-EBZ? If not, the on-board 120MHz crystal is being used and JP1 needs to have a jumper on it.
There's a few more LEDs on AD9164-EBZ that might help. Can you tell me what is the status of the following: DS2, DS61, DS1 and XCR1? I'm especially curious about DS2 which would indicate the board is powered
Both 120MHz XO on board (jumper on) and external 10MHz reference (jumper off) have the same issue.
I also notice that the output of AD9164-EBZ is very hot, but the cold down by using a fan does not help.
Besides S1~S6, there are 7 green LEDs (DS7, DS8, DS13, DS15, DS16, DS39, DS40) on ADS7-V2 are always on. Other LEDs (DS14, DS17, DS18, DS32) on ADS7-V2 are off.
There are two green LEDs (DS41?, DS61), one red LED (CR5), and one blue LED (XCR1) on AD9164-EBZ are always on. Only one LED DS1 on AD9164-EBZ is always off.
This all sounds reasonable. The AD9164 is still powered properly. Does DPGdownloader show this error completely out of the blue (without interacting with either software) or are you performing certain actions?
Edit: Also, can you show me a screenshot of dpgdownloader as well?