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Technical highlights

16bit digital-to-analog converter (AD9142A, Analog Devices)

Sample rates up to 1600MSPS

Programmable clock generator

Optional clock output and output via MMCX connectors

1 external clock input, 1 external trigger input

Further information and related links

The proFPGA product family is a complete, scalable, and modular multi FPGA solution, which fulfills highest needs in the area of FPGA based Prototyping. Because of its modular and scalable system architecture, the user has maximum flexibility and reusability.


Part of this modular and flexible system concept is the proFPGA DAC Interface board. This daughter board occupies one extension site of the proFPGA system and provides a dual, 16bit digital-to-analog converter (AD9142A, Analog Devices) that supports sample rates up to 1600MSPS. Both DAC outputs are connected via analog filter stages to MMCX connectors.

A programmable clock generator is available to provide clocks to the DAC and optionally to the FPGA and MMCX connectors. There are also MMCX connectors as a alternative clock input of the clock generator at the board. Each DAC has its own filter stage shown in Figure 146. These stages are identically for each DAC output. The implemented Low pass filter (LFCN-800+, Mini-Circuits) passes frequencies between DC and 800MHz with a maximum insertion loss of 1.3dB through. Its cut-off frequency is 990Mhz.

proFPGA DAC Interface Board
   Features    - 1x Analog Devices AD9142A TxDAC+ DAC
   - 16bit digital-to-analog converter that supports sample rates up to 1600MSPS
   - EMI shielding

   Clocking    - programmable clock generator (configuration via proFPGA plugin)
   - optional clock output
   - optional clock input
   - optional clock connected to FPGAs clock capable inputs
   Product article number    - PROF053 EB-PDS-DAC1600x16-R2
   Order code    - PROF-A-I-DAC
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