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CN0178 FMC-SDP Interposer & Evaluation
Board / Xilinx KC705 Reference Design
Supported Devices
Reference Circuits
This document presents the steps to setup an environment for using the EVAL-CN0178-SDPZ
evaluation board together with the Xilinx KC705 FPGA board and the Xilinx Embedded Development
Kit (EDK). Below is presented a picture of the EVAL-CN0178-SDPZ Evaluation Board with the Xilinx
KC705 board.
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For component evaluation and performance purposes, as opposed to quick prototyping, the user is
directed to use the part evaluation setup. This consists of:
1. A controller board like the SDP-B ( EVAL-SDP-CS1Z)
2. The component SDP compatible product evaluation board
3. Corresponding PC software ( shipped with the product evaluation board)
The SDP-B controller board is part of Analog Devices System Demonstration Platform (SDP). It
provides a high speed USB 2.0 connection from the PC to the component evaluation board. The PC
runs the evaluation software. Each evaluation board, which is an SDP compatible daughter board,
includes the necessary installation file required for performance testing.
Note: it is expected that the analog performance on the two platforms may differ.
28 Sep 2012 09:32 · Adrian Costina
Below is presented a picture of SDP-B Controller Board with the EVAL-CN0178-SDPZ Evaluation
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The CN0178 circuit uses the ADL5902 TruPwr™ detector to measure the rms signal strength of RF
signals with varying crest factors (peak-to-average ratio) over a dynamic range of approximately 65
dB and operates at frequencies from 50 MHz up to 9 GHz.
The measurement result is provided as serial data at the output of a 12-bit ADC (AD7466).
The ADL5902 is a true rms responding power detector that has a 65 dB measurement range when
driven with a single-ended 50 O source. This feature makes the ADL5902 frequency versatile by
eliminating the need for a balun or any other form of external input tuning for operation up to 9 GHz.
The ADL5902 provides a solution in a variety of high frequency systems requiring an accurate
measurement of signal power. Requiring only a single supply of 5 V and a few capacitors, it is easy to
use and capable of being driven single-ended or with a balun for differential input drive. The ADL5902
can operate from 50 MHz to 9 GHz and can accept inputs from -62 dBm to at least +3 dBm with large
crest factors, such as GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX, and LTE modulated signals.
The AD7466 is 12-bit, high speed, low power, successive approximation analog-to-digital converter
(ADC). The part operates from a single 1.6 V to 3.6 V power supply and feature throughput rates up to
200 kSPS with low power dissipation. The part contains a low noise, wide bandwidth track-and-hold
amplifier, which can handle input frequencies in excess of 3 MHz.
The EVAL-CN0178-SDP board contains the circuit to be evaluated, as described in this note. To
power the EVAL-CN0178C-SDP evaluation board supply +6V between the +6 V and GND inputs.
More information
CN0178 Info - circuit note information
ADL5902 Product Info - pricing, samples, datasheet
AD7466 Product Info - pricing, samples, datasheet
EVAL-CN0178-SDP evaluation board user guide
Xilinx KC705 FPGA board
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Getting Started
The first objective is to ensure that you have all of the items needed and to install the software tools
so that you are ready to create and run the evaluation project.
Required Hardware
Xilinx KC705 FPGA board
FMC-SDP adapter board
EVAL-CN0178-SDPZ evaluation board
Required Software
Xilinx ISE 14.6.
UART Terminal (Termite/Tera Term/Hyperterminal), baud rate 115200.
The EVAL-CN0178 reference project for Xilinx KC705 FPGA.
AD7466 Driver:
CN0178 Commands:
Xilinx Boards Common Drivers:
EDK KC705 Reference project:
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Run the Demonstration Project
Hardware setup
Before connecting the ADI evaluation board to the Xilinx KC705 make sure that
the VADJ_FPGA voltage of the KC705 is set to 3.3V. For more details on how to
change the setting for VADJ_FPGA visit the Xilinx KC705 product page.
Use the FMC-SDP interposer to connect the ADI evaluation board to the Xilinx KC705 board on the
FMC LPC connector.
Connect the JTAG and UART cables to the KC705 and power up the FPGA board.
Reference Project Overview
The following commands were implemented in this version of EVAL-CN0178 reference project for
Xilinx KC705 FPGA board.
Command Description
help? Displays all available commands.
Makes a four points calibration. Accepted values:
power input1(lowest value):
-60 .. 0 - first point input power in [dBm].
power input2:
-60 .. 0 - second point input power in [dBm].
power input3:
-60 .. 0 - third point input power in [dBm].
power input3(highest value):
-60 .. 0 - fourth point input power in [dBm].
pinCalc? Displays the calculated input power in [dBm].
error? Displays the error associated with the last input power calculation. Accepted values:
-60 .. 0 - true input power in [dBm].
Commands can be executed using a serial terminal connected to the UART peripheral of Xilinx KC705
The following image shows a generic list of commands in a serial terminal connected to Xilinx KC705
FPGA's UART peripheral.
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Software Project Setup
The hardware platform for each reference projects with FMC-SDP interposer and KC705 evaluation
board is common. The next steps should be followed to recreate the software project of the reference
First download the KC705 Reference project from Github on your computer. You can do this by
clonning this repository:
From this entire repository you will use cf_sdp_kc705 folder. This is common for all KC705 projects.
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Open the Xilinx SDK. When the SDK starts, it asks you to provide a folder where to store the
workspace. Any folder can be provided. Make sure that the path where it is located does not contain
any spaces.
In the SDK select the File→Import menu option to import the software projects into the workspace.
In the Import window select the General→Existing Projects into Workspace option.
In the Import Projects window select the cf_sdp_kc705 folder as root directory and check the Copy
projects into workspace option. After the root directory is chosen the projects that reside in that
directory will appear in the Projects list. Press Finish to finalize the import process.
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The Project Explorer window now shows the projects that exist in the workspace without software
Now the software must be added in your project. For downloading the software, you must use 3
links from Github given in Downloads section. From there you'll download the specific driver, the
specific commands and the Xilinx Boards Common Drivers(which are commons for all Xilinx boards).
All the software files downloaded must be copied in src folder from sw folder.
Before compilation in the file called Communication.h you have to
uncomment the name of the device that you currently use. In the picture below
there is an example of this, which works only with AD5629R project. For another
device, uncomment only the respective name. You can have one driver working
on multiple devices, so the drivers's name and the uncommented name may
not be the same for every project.
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The SDK should automatically build the project and the Console window will display the result of the
build. If the build is not done automatically, select the Project→Build Automatically menu option.
If the project was built without any errors, you can program the FPGA and run the software
13 Aug 2013 08:22 · Lucian Sin
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