We've been trying to prototype this using the evaluation card and the Xilinx ZC706 board by simply turning off the unused links. This doesn't seem to work. Is this a valid way to use the AD9371 device?
Do not connect these serdes lines. These pins have a bias on them; therefore, they must not be tied to power or GND.
For more details on various unused pins condition refer ug-992 page 262.
What you mean by "turning off the unused link"?
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