The DAC3161EVM is a circuit board that allows designers to evaluate the performance of Texas Instruments' single-channel 12-bit 500 MSPS DAC3161 digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The EVM provides a flexible environment to test the DAC3161 under a variety of clock, and input conditions. For ease of use as a complete IF transmit solution, the DAC3161EVM includes the CDCE62005 clock generator/jitter cleaner for clocking the DAC3161.
The EVM can be used along with TSW1400 to perform a wide range of test procedures. The TSW1400 generates the test patterns which are fed to the DAC3161 through a 1.00 GSPS LVDS port. The DAC3161EVM clock chip can be used to synchronize the TSW1400 board to DAC3161EVM. The TSW1406EVM provides a low-cost solution for quick EVM testing with up to 64k sample pattern depth.