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AD9361 BBPLL frequency tweaking

Question asked by carpo27 on Sep 4, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2017 by sripad

We are designing with AD9361 in our OFDM-based communication system.


In reception mode, we should fine-tweak the sampling frequency to avoid long-term drifts between TX and RX baseband sampling XO.

We are considering fine-tuning AD9361 BBPLL frequency on a continuous basis, but since the OFDM reception is continuous (let's say, like in DVB-T standard), any disruption in BBPLL frequency is forbidden.


I considered the function ad9361_bbpll_set_rate(), but it does a lot more than just setting REG_INTEGER_BB_FREQ_WORD and REG_FRACT_BB_FREQ_WORD_1, 2 and 3, and I wonder if it can be recalled with slightly different input rates without causing output disruption (especially because a calibration is invoked).


Otherwise, is it just possible to call  ad9361_bbpll_set_rate() once, then write REG_INTEGER_BB_FREQ_WORD, REG_FRACT_BB_FREQ_WORD_1, 2 and 3 with slightly modified values? Should they be written in a particular order to latch them at once?


A deeper insight of the AD9361 would be welcome.

Thanks in advance.