Eval-AD5443/46/53sdz

Is there a way to control this board with out the SDP card? From the schematics, it looks like Vdd and Vss only go to the output opamps.  I want to run this independent of the USB bus and straight from our own controller using SPI. I do not want to power it using USB because the signal gets very noisy, especially when the computer is charging.

 

Thanks!

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Jul 3, 2014 5:52 PM

    Hi,

    Yes you are correct. While the amplifiers and the reference is powered by the Vdd and Vss, the rest of the parts are being powered thru the 3.3V node. I cannot find any provisionary test point or connectors that would allow you to connect to the 3.3V node.

    If you really want to (though I wouldn't recommend it), you may find a node to the 3.3V (maybe near U1) that may allow you to solder a solid wire just enough to provide the power needed by the parts and then use the data test points to connect the SPI lines.

    Regards,

    Mark

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Aug 2, 2018 2:42 PM
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