Reference design for AD9081 EVB with EEPROM

Hi Folks, 

Why put the EEPROM in the reference design for AD9081 EVB?

What is it function in here? And could remove it possible?

Thanks.

  • Hi, the EEPROM has board information that tells our evaluation software (ACE) what board it is interfacing with so it can open the correct plugin. it isnt needed if your end system implementation doesnt conform to vita57.x spec. if you intend to use the AD9081-FMCA-EBZ with ACE, then you NEED to have the EEPROM installed or otherwise the evaluation system will not work.