We have bought a ADRV9364-Z7020 + the PicoZed BoB
I have spent close to two hours trying to ascertain just few basic things. I'm no longer sure if I still have the correct info and so am posting here to clarify.
1) My very simple question is are the RxA and B and TxA and B two independent Rx and Tx input/outputs respectively?
2) Are they truly broadband over the entire 6 GHz range? I'm inclined to think yes because based on the schematic the only balun is a minicircuits transformer that seems to cover the entire range. But on some link I also read that this is tuned to 2.5 GHz and this confused me. Can you confirm that I can indeed tune the Rx to receive over the entire 6 GHz range?
I have some serious complaints on the documentation of this part...
On this site it is claimed that the ADRV9364-Z7020 is schematically and HDL similar to AD-FMCOMMS4-EBZ. Great, because of this there's no dedicated functional block diagram or description for the this specific part. At best there is a link to ADRV9361-Z7035 which seems to have more Rx/Tx and is not helpful in trying to understand the ADRV9364-Z7020. Fine I then goto this FMCOMMS4-EBZ link > Functional Overview. I find that the functional overview image is actually for the AD-FMCOMMS2-EBZ with an AD9361 (are you serious right now?).
So I still have no clear picture about the ADRV9364-Z7020. Furthermore the FMCOMMS4-EBZ seems to be a 1 Rx and 1 Tx card which is NOT SIMILAR to the ADRV9364-Z7020 which clearly is a 2 Rx, 2 Tx card. Additionally the FMCOMMS4-EBZ seems to have one channel tuned to 2. 5 GHz which is again in NOT WAY SIMILAR to the ADRV9364-Z7020. This is just extremely misleading and shoddy documentation. Why can you not simply have some functional documentation dedicated to the ADRV9364-Z7020 if it's clearly not like the ADRV9361-Z7035 and most certainly not like the FMCOMMS4-EBZ. I'm not afraid of reading electrical schematics but some functional description should be easily available to get a quick gist of the product.
Lastly almost every link I click on I get routed to info about the ADRV9361-Z7035 which is NOT THE PART I BOUGHT. Should I simply have bought this part instead and saved myself this frustration?
And I haven't even gotten to the back-end builds and am not very anxious about what bad documentation related problems I'll face at that end.