The DAC3164EVM is a circuit board that allows designers to evaluate the performance of Texas Instruments' dual-channel 12-bit 500 MSPS DAC3164 digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The EVM provides a flexible environment to test the DAC3164 under a variety of clock, and input conditions. For ease of use as a complete RF transmit solution the DAC3164EVM includes the CDCE62005 clock generator/jitter cleaner for clocking the DAC3164 as well as a TRF3705, a 400MHz to 4GHz quadrature modulator, for upconverting I/Q outputs from the DAC to real signals at RF.
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 DAC3164 through a 1.00 GSPS LVDS port. The DAC3164EVM clock chip can be used to synchronize the TSW1400 board to DAC3164EVM. The TSW1406EVM provides a low-cost solution for quick EVM testing with up to 64k sample pattern depth.