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help for solve a unwanted tone in ad9957

Question asked by ynien on Jul 17, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 22, 2014 by ynien

I test my AD9957 board to generate a tone(example: 239.2MHz) in one tone mode, but find an unwanted tone (example:276.896MHz), the center of these 2 tone is (system_CLK)/2 (516.096MHz). The unwanted tone is too close to the signal, and I can't filter it out. The PLL is locked (PLL_lock is high). I try another freq like 174.928MHz, the result is the same.

I'll use AD9957 to transmit DAB signal and my Data sampling rate is 2.048MHz(I or Q), so I can't select a higher system_CLK.

Is there any wrong setting or design in the board? Thank you.


my parameter setting is :

reference clock=24.576MHz, PLL multiplier=21

System CLK=516.096MHz

CCI Interpolation rate=63

PDCLK=2.048MHz, PDCLK rate control enable.

data samples rate=2.048MHz


attach files are.

(1)schematics of the ad9957 board  (2)spectrum of generating 209.936MHz  (3)spectrum of generating174.928MHz


my register setting:

CFR1(0x00): 0x01,0x00,0x00,0x02

CFR2(0x01): 0x00,0x04,0x28,0x20

CFR3(0x02): 0x19,0x3F,0xC1,0x2A

Profile0(0x0E):  239.2MHz:    0xFC,0xB5,0x00,0x00,0x76,0xA6,0x9A,0x6A

Profile0(0x0E): 174.928MHz: 0xFC,0xB5,0x00,0x00,0x56,0xC5,0x14,0x51