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TI introduces industry's first complete high-speed data converter system evaluation kit

Kit includes everything needed to fully evaluate high-speed data converters

Mar 13, 2013

DALLAS, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced the industry's first complete high-speed data converter system evaluation kit (HSDC-SEK), which significantly reduces system evaluation costs and enables designers to get their system running in minutes. The HSDC-SEK-10 includes a pattern capture card, pattern generator card, low-jitter clock source, clean 10-MHz signal source and a multi-output regulated power supply. For more information and to purchase the kit, visit www.ti.com/hsdc-sek-10-pr.

The HSCD-SEK-10 can significantly reduce evaluation time and costs for a host of demanding applications in which high-speed data converters, such as the dual, 14-bit, 250-MSPS ADS4249 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and the quad, 16-bit, 1.5-GSPS DAC34SH84 digital-to-analog converter (DAC), are key system performance drivers. Examples include test and measurement, communications, defense and medical equipment.

Key features and benefits of the HSDC-SEK-10

  • Significantly reduces evaluation costs: Evaluating ADCs and DACs is expensive, with lab equipment costs running as high as $20,000 or more. The low-cost HSDC-SEK-10 eliminates this investment for basic evaluation.
  • Enables quick evaluation: Systems can be up and running in as little as 30 minutes.
  • Provides complete solution for powering, clocking and evaluating data. Key system components include the following:
    • TSW4806EVM, which features the LMK04806 dual-PLL clock jitter cleaner and generator. It provides a complete, low-cost, low-noise and portable clocking solution.
    • TSW1405EVM pattern capture card, which supports most LVDS-format TI ADC evaluation modules EVMs) with a capture buffer of 64K samples.
    • TSW1406EVM pattern generator card, which supports pattern generation for most LVDS-format TI DAC EVMs, with a pattern size of up to 64K samples.
    • TSW2200EVM, which supplies low-noise power to EVMs, and the TSW2110EVM, which provides a clean 10-MHz analog input for the ADC.
  • Fast FFT analysis or pattern generation: High-Speed Data Converter Pro graphical user interface (GUI) enables speedy FFT analysis or pattern generation capabilities.

Availability and pricing
The HSDC-SEK-10 can be purchased today for US$799.

Learn more about TI's high-speed data converter portfolio by visiting the links below:

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