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AD9129 Correct SPI Software?

Question asked by pikafu on Sep 30, 2015
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2015 by danf

I am trying to use the AD9129 and the DPG3 and I'm having trouble getting the DAC to output anything. I'm inputting a 2 GHz clock at 0 dBm to the DAC. The DPG Downloader GUI always shows a data rate of 0 Hz, even when my SPI shows that the PLL is locked. I think I am using the wrong SPI software.

 

Here is what my SPI looks like. I just downloaded this from the DPG software suite. According to the quick start guide, "On the “PLL” tab, the “Controller Ena” button should be green." But there is no "Controller Ena" button. I can't find it in any of the other tabs either.

 

This is what the SPI "should" be. There is a "Controller Ena" button. Also note the "AD9129" on the top right and the "NITROGEN_27_SPI_customer.vi" in the title bar. So, how can I get this version of the AD9129 SPI to make my test work?

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