AD9174 computer operation


i have a question to the AD9174 Eval Board. I would like to implement a simple sinus waveform and see the output power of the board. I have installed the DPG Downloader and ACE softwares. I generate the desired waveform with DPG but then, how can I import it on ACE?

I would like to mention that I do not have any FPGA, and I only want to conect it via the USB to my computer.

Thank you!


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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Dec 12, 2019 10:27 PM 11 months ago

    If you wish to have a sine wave come out of the AD9174 evaluation board without driving data from the FPGA you don't need to generate the vector from DPGDownloader.

    Simply use ACE to set up the DC test mode as the screenshot shows (you will have to expand this section of the wizard as it is collapsed by default). Then change the main NCO 0 and 1 to be whatever frequency you wish the sine wave to be outputted and hit apply. This should get a tone out of each DAC as desired.