Texas Instruments | ADC12DL3200 Evaluation Module | User Guides | Texas Instruments ADC12DL3200 Evaluation Module User guides

Texas Instruments ADC12DL3200 Evaluation Module User guides
ADC12DL3200 Evaluation Module
User's Guide
Literature Number: SLAU776
May 2018
Contents
Preface ........................................................................................................................................ 4
1
Equipment ........................................................................................................................... 6
1.1
1.2
2
Setup Procedure .................................................................................................................. 8
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
3
Evaluation Board Feature Identification Summary ...................................................................... 6
Required Equipment ......................................................................................................... 7
Install the High Speed Data Converter (HSDC) Pro Software ......................................................... 9
Install the Configuration GUI Software .................................................................................... 9
Connect the EVM and TSW14DL3200EVM .............................................................................. 9
Connect the Power Supplies to the Boards (Power Off) ............................................................... 9
Connect the Signal Generators to the EVM (*RF Outputs Disabled Until Directed) .............................. 10
2.5.1 If External Clocking is Used (Optional) ......................................................................... 10
Turn On the TSW14DL3200EVM Power and Connect to the PC ................................................... 10
Turn On the ADC12DL3200EVM 5-V Power Supply and Connect to the PC ...................................... 10
Turn On the Signal Generator RF Outputs ............................................................................. 10
Open the ADC12DL3200EVM GUI and Program the ADC and Clocks ............................................ 11
Calibrate the ADC Device on the EVM .................................................................................. 12
Open the HSDC Software and Load the FPGA Image to the TSW14DL3200EVM ............................... 13
Capture Data Using the HSDC Pro Software .......................................................................... 14
Device Configuration .......................................................................................................... 15
3.1
3.2
Tab Organization ........................................................................................................... 15
Low-Level Control .......................................................................................................... 15
B
............................................................................... 17
Optional ADC12DL3200EVM Configurations .......................................................................... 18
B.1
Modifying the EVM for Optional Clocking Support ..................................................................... 18
2
Contents
A
Troubleshooting the ADC12DL3200EVM
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
www.ti.com
List of Figures
1-1.
EVM Feature Locations ..................................................................................................... 6
2-1.
EVM Test Setup.............................................................................................................. 8
2-2.
Configuration GUI: EVM Tab ............................................................................................. 11
2-3.
Configuration GUI: Control Tab
2-4.
HSDC Pro GUI.............................................................................................................. 14
..........................................................................................
...............................................................................
12
3-1.
Configuration GUI: Low-Level View Tab
B-1.
External CLK Configuration ............................................................................................... 18
15
List of Tables
3-1.
Low-Level Controls ......................................................................................................... 16
A-1.
Troubleshooting
............................................................................................................
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
List of Figures
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
17
3
Preface
SLAU776 – May 2018
Introduction
FT4232
(USB to Serial
Interface)
ADC12DL3200
LMX2582
(PLL/VCO ADC
clock source)
LM95233
(Temperature
Monitor)
400 pin
SEARAYTM
(LVDS Data
Connector)
The ADC12DL3200 evaluation module (EVM) is used to evaluate the ADC12DL3200 analog-to-digital
converter (ADC) from Texas Instruments. Throughout this document, the terms evaluation board,
evaluation module, and EVM are synonymous with the ADC12DL3200EVM.
The ADC12DL3200 is a dual-channel, 12-bit ADC, capable of operating at sampling rates up to 3.2 Gigasamples per second (GSPS) in dual-channel mode, or 6.4 GSPS in single-channel mode. The
ADC12DL3200EVM device output data is transmitted over a high-speed LVDS interface. This evaluation
board also includes the following important features:
• Transformer-coupled signal input network allowing a single-ended signal source from 500 kHz to
9 GHz
• The LMX2582 clock synthesizer generates the ADC sampling clock
• Transformer-coupled clock input network to test the ADC performance with an external low-noise clock
source
• LM95233 temperature sensor
• Device register programming through USB connector and FTDI USB-to-SPI bus translator
4
Introduction
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
www.ti.com
•
High-speed LVDS data output over a 400-pin SEARAY™ interface connector
NOTE: While this is the same connector used for FMC standard boards, the LVDS data, clock and
strobe pinout is proprietary to the ADC12DL3200EVM, TSW14DL3200EVM, and other
compatible boards.
The digital data from the ADC12DL3200EVM board is quickly and easily captured with the
TSW14DL3200EVM data capture board.
NOTE: The TSW14DL3200EVM supports 48 data pairs (Demux = 1) up to 1600 Mbps.
The TSW14DL3200EVM captures the LVDS data, decodes the data, stores the data in memory, and then
uploads the data to a connected PC through a USB interface for analysis. The High-Speed Data
Converter Pro (HSDC Pro) software on the PC communicates with the hardware and processes the data.
With proper hardware selection in the HSDC Pro software, the TSW14J57 device is automatically
configured to support a wide range of operating speeds of the ADC12DL3200EVM, but the device may not
cover the full operating range of the ADC device. LVDS data rates of 1600 Mbps down to 400 Mbps are
supported.
In the following sections of this document, the ADC12DL3200EVM is referred to as the EVM and the
ADC12DL3200 device is referred to as the ADC device.
Related Documentation
Technical Reference Documents
•
•
•
•
•
•
ADC12DL3200 Data Sheet
TSW14DL3200EVM User’s Guide
HSDC Pro software User's Guide (also available in the help menu of the software)
LMX2582 Data Sheet
LMK04828 Data Sheet
FTDI USB to Serial Driver Installation Manual
TSW14DL3200EVM Operation
Refer to the TSW14DL3200EVM User's Guide for configuration and status information.
Trademarks
K&L Microwave is a trademark of K&L Microwave.
Keysight is a trademark of Keysight Technologies.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Rohde & Schwarz is a registered trademark of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co..
SEARAY is a trademark of Samtec.
Trilithic is a trademark of Trilithic, Inc..
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Introduction
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
5
Chapter 1
SLAU776 – May 2018
Equipment
This section describes the equipment needed to evaluate the full performance of the ADC device.
1.1
Evaluation Board Feature Identification Summary
Figure 1-1 shows the EVM features.
5-V DC Power
Connector
(Bottom Side)
Mini-USB
Connector
DEVCLK
INB±
(Optional Ext ADC
(Differential Inputs)
Clock)
TMSTP±
(Differential Inputs)
VINB
(Single-Ended Input)
INA±
(Differential
Inputs)
VINA
(Single-Ended Input)
CLKIN0
(Optional 10-MHz
External Reference)
Figure 1-1. EVM Feature Locations
6
Equipment
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
Required Equipment
www.ti.com
1.2
Required Equipment
The following equipment and documents are included in the EVM evaluation kit:
• Evaluation board (EVM)
• Mini-USB cable
• Power cable
The following equipment is not included in the EVM evaluation kit, but is required for evaluation of this
product:
• TSW14DL3200EVM data capture board and related items
• HSDC Pro software
• Computer (PC) running the Windows® operating system (XP, 7, 8, or 10)
• One low-noise signal generator for analog input. TI recommends the following generators:
– Keysight™ E8663D
– Rohde & Schwarz® SMA100A or SMA100B
• Bandpass filter for analog input signal (2482 MHz or desired frequency). The following filters are
recommended:
– Bandpass filter (BPF):
• Greater than or equal to 60-dB harmonic attenuation
• Less than or equal to 5% bandwidth
• Greater than 18-dBm power
• Less than 5-dB insertion loss
– Trilithic™ 5VH-series tunable BPF
– K&L Microwave™ BT-series tunable BPF
– TTE KC6 or KC7-series fixed BPF
• Signal-path cables, SMA or BNC (or both SMA and BNC)
By default, the ADC12DL3200EVM has an onboard clocking solution. A few small board modifications
enable external clocking. If external clocking is used, the following additional equipment is recommended.
• One low-noise signal generator. TI recommends models similar to the analog input source.
• A bandpass filter for the DEVCLK input. TI recommends a filter similar to the analog-input path filter.
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Equipment
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
7
Chapter 2
SLAU776 – May 2018
Setup Procedure
This section describes how to setup the EVM on the bench with the proper equipment to evaluate the full
performance of the ADC device. Figure 2-1 shows the EVM test setup.
12-V, 3A
supply
USB 3.0 to
Host PC
VINA from
Filter Output
USB 2.0 to
Host PC
5-V, 3A
supply
Figure 2-1. EVM Test Setup
NOTE: The HSDC Pro software must be installed before connecting the TSW14DL3200EVM to the
PC for the first time.
8
Setup Procedure
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
Install the High Speed Data Converter (HSDC) Pro Software
www.ti.com
2.1
Install the High Speed Data Converter (HSDC) Pro Software
Download the most recent version of the HSDC Pro software from www.ti.com/tool/dataconverterpro-sw.
Follow the installation instructions to install the software.
2.2
Install the Configuration GUI Software
1. Download the configuration graphical user interface (GUI) software from the EVM tool folder at
http://www.ti.com/tool/ADC12DL3200EVM.
2. Extract files from the compressed zip file.
3. Run the executable file (setup.exe), and follow the instructions.
2.3
Connect the EVM and TSW14DL3200EVM
With the power off, connect the ADC12DL3200EVM to the TSW14DL3200EVM through the FMC
connector as shown in Figure 2-1. Make sure that the standoffs provide the proper height for robust
connector connections.
2.4
Connect the Power Supplies to the Boards (Power Off)
1. Confirm that the power switch on the TSW14DL3200EVM is in the off position. Connect the power
cable to a 12-V DC (minimum 3-A) power supply. Make sure that the proper supply polarity by
confirming that the outer surface of the barrel connector is GND and the inner portion of the connector
is 12-V. Connect the power cable to the EVM power connector.
2. Confirm that the power switch on the ADC12DL3200EVM is in the off position. Connect the power
cable to a 5-V DC (minimum 3-A) power supply. Make sure the proper supply polarity by confirming
that the outer surface of the barrel connector is GND and the inner portion of the connector is 5-V.
Connect the power cable to the EVM power connector.
CAUTION
Make sure that the power connections to the EVMs are the correct polarity.
Failure to do so may result in immediate damage.
Make sure that the 12-V power supply is connected to the TSW14DL3200EVM
and not the ADC12DL3200EVM. Providing the ADC12DL3200EVM with 12-V
may result in immediate damage.
Leave the power switches in the off position until directed later.
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Setup Procedure
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
9
Connect the Signal Generators to the EVM (*RF Outputs Disabled Until Directed)
2.5
www.ti.com
Connect the Signal Generators to the EVM (*RF Outputs Disabled Until Directed)
Connect a signal generator to the VIN input of the ADC12DL3200EVM through a bandpass filter and
attenuator at the SMA connector. This must be a low-noise signal generator. TI recommends a Trilithictunable bandpass filter to filter the signal from the generator. Configure the signal generator for 1910 MHz,
0 dBm.
2.5.1 If External Clocking is Used (Optional)
Connect a signal generator to the DEVCLK input of the EVM through a bandpass filter. This signal
generator must be a low-noise signal generator. TI recommends a Trilithic-tunable bandpass filter to filter
the signal coming from the generator. Configure the signal generator for the desired clock frequency in the
range of 0.8 to 3.2 GHz. For best performance when using an RF signal generator, the power input to the
CLK SMA connector must be 9 dBm (2.2 Vpp into 50 Ω). The signal generator must increase above 9 dB
by an amount equal to any additional attenuation in the clock signal path, such as the insertion loss of the
bandpass filter. For example, if the filter insertion loss is 2 dB, the signal generator must be set to 9 dBm +
2 dB = 11 dBm.
2.6
Turn On the TSW14DL3200EVM Power and Connect to the PC
1.
2.
3.
4.
2.7
Turn on the 12-V power supply connected to the TSW14DL3200EVM.
Turn on the power switch on the TSW14DL3200EVM.
Connect a mini USB 3.0 cable from the PC to the TSW14DL3200EVM.
If this is the first time connecting the TSW14DL3200EVM to the PC, follow the on-screen instructions
to automatically install the device drivers. See the TSW14DL3200EVM user's guide for specific
instructions.
Turn On the ADC12DL3200EVM 5-V Power Supply and Connect to the PC
1. Turn on the 5-V power supply to power up the EVM.
2. Connect the EVM to the PC with the mini USB cable.
2.8
Turn On the Signal Generator RF Outputs
Turn on the RF signal output of the signal generator connected to VIN. If external clocking is used, turn on
the RF signal outputs connected to DEVCLK and LMKCLK.
10
Setup Procedure
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
www.ti.com
2.9
Open the ADC12DL3200EVM GUI and Program the ADC and Clocks
Open the ADC12DL3200EVM GUI and Program the ADC and Clocks
The device configuration GUI is installed separately from the HSDC Pro installation and is a stand-alone
GUI.
Figure 2-2 shows the GUI open to the EVM tab. Tabs at the top of the panel organize the configuration
into device and EVM features, with user-friendly controls and a low-level tab for directly configuring the
registers. The EVM has three configurable devices: the ADC12DL3200,LMK04828, and LMX2582. The
register map for each device is provided in the device data sheets.
Figure 2-2. Configuration GUI: EVM Tab
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Open the ADC12DJxx00EVM GUI.
Select the onboard clock as the clock source.
Select Fclk = 3200 MHz as the onboard Fclk selection.
Select nonDES_ForegroundCal operating mode.
Click Program Clocks and ADC. This action overwrites any previous device register settings.
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Setup Procedure
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
11
Calibrate the ADC Device on the EVM
www.ti.com
2.10 Calibrate the ADC Device on the EVM
Figure 2-3 shows the GUI open to the Control tab.
Figure 2-3. Configuration GUI: Control Tab
1. With the EVM GUI open on the PC, navigate to the Control tab.
2. To calibrate the ADC, click the Cal Triggered/Running button once, and then click the button again.
This action stops and starts the calibration engine.
NOTE: The Cal Triggered/Running button executes a calibration sequence that is required for full
performance. This calibration is performed automatically during the previous step shown in
Section 2.9, but must be performed again any time the sampling rate changes, after
significant temperature change of the ADC, or after exiting the power-down mode. See the
ADC12DL3200 device data sheet for details regarding the necessary calibration sequence.
3. Select Foreground, Background, or Low Power Background calibration mode using the Sampling and
Calibration Mode drop-down menu on the EVM tab.
12
Setup Procedure
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
www.ti.com
Open the HSDC Software and Load the FPGA Image to the TSW14DL3200EVM
2.11 Open the HSDC Software and Load the FPGA Image to the TSW14DL3200EVM
1. Open the HSDC Pro software.
2. Click OK to confirm the serial number of the TSW14DL3200EVM device. If multiple TSWxxxxx boards
are connected, select the model and serial number for the one connected to the ADC12DL3200EVM.
3. If using the ADC12DJ2700EVM or the ADC12DL3200EVM, select the ADC12DJxx00_JMODE0 device
from the ADC select drop-down menu in the top left corner. If using the ADC08DJ3200EVM, select
ADC12DJxx_JMODE5.
4. When prompted, click Yes to update the firmware.
NOTE: If the user configures the EVM with options other than the default register values, different
instructions may be required for selecting the device in HSDC Pro. See Appendix B for more
details.
5. Enter the ADC Output Data Rate (ƒ(SAMPLE)) as 5400M or the desired output sample rate. This number
must be equal to the actual sampling rate of the device, and must be updated if the sampling rate
changes.
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Setup Procedure
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
13
Capture Data Using the HSDC Pro Software
www.ti.com
2.12 Capture Data Using the HSDC Pro Software
Figure 2-4 shows the HSDC Pro GUI. The following steps show how to capture data using the HSDC Pro
software (see ):
1. Select the test to perform.
2. Select the data view.
3. Select the channel to view.
4. Click the Capture button to capture new data.
Additional tips:
• Use the Notch Frequency Bins from the Test Options file menu to remove bins around DC (eliminate
DC noise and offset) or the fundamental (eliminate phase noise from signal generators).
• Open the Capture Option dialog from the Data Capture Options file menu to change the capture depth
or to enable Continuous Capture or FFT averaging.
• For analyzing only a portion of the spectrum, use the Single Tone test with the Bandwidth Integration
Markers from the Test Options file menu. The Channel Power test is also useful.
• For analyzing only a subset of the captured data, set the Analysis Window (samples) setting to a value
less than the number of total samples captured and move the green or red markers in the small
transient data window at the top of the screen to select the data subset of interest.
Capture Data
Select Device
Choose Data
Window
Select
Channel
Set FFT
Windowing
Choose Test
Check for Coherent Freq. Auto-Calculate
Select Size of Analysis Window
Enter Device Output Sample Rate
Click for Decimation and NCO Settings
Enter Target Input Frequency
Figure 2-4. HSDC Pro GUI
14
Setup Procedure
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
Chapter 3
SLAU776 – May 2018
Device Configuration
The ADC device is programmable through the serial programming interface (SPI) bus accessible through
the FTDI USB-to-SPI converter located on the EVM. A GUI is provided to write instructions on the bus and
program the registers of the ADC device.
For more information about the registers in the ADC device, see the ADC12DL3200 data sheet.
3.1
Tab Organization
Control of the ADC device features are available in the EVM, Control, Input/Sampling/LVDS, and Trim
configuration tabs.
3.2
Low-Level Control
The Low Level View tab, illustrated in Figure 3-1, allows configuration of the devices at the bit-field level.
At any time, the controls in Table 3-1 can be used to configure or read from the device.
Figure 3-1. Configuration GUI: Low-Level View Tab
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Device Configuration
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
15
Low-Level Control
www.ti.com
Table 3-1. Low-Level Controls
16
Control
Description
Register map summary
Displays the devices on the EVM, registers for those devices, and the states of the registers
• Clicking on a register field allows individual bit manipulation in the register data cluster
• The value column shows the value of the register at the time the GUI was last updated
• The LR column shows the value of the register at the time the register was last read
Write register button
Write to the register highlighted in the register map summary with the value in the Write Data field
Write all button
Update all registers shown in the register map summary with the values shown in the Register Map
summary
Read register button
Read from the register highlighted in the Register Map summary and display the results in the
Read Data field
Can be used to synchronize the GUI with the state of the hardware
Read-all button
Read from all registers in the Register Map summary and display the current state of the hardware
Load Configuration button
Load a configuration file from disk and register address/data values in the file
Save Configuration button
Save a configuration file to disk that contains the current state of the configuration registers
Register Data cluster
Manipulate individual accessible bits of the register highlighted in the register map summary
Individual register cluster with
read or write register buttons
Perform a generic read or write command to the device shown in the Block drop-down menu using
the address and write data information
Device Configuration
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
Appendix A
SLAU776 – May 2018
Troubleshooting the ADC12DL3200EVM
Table A-1 lists some troubleshooting procedures.
Table A-1. Troubleshooting
Issue
Troubleshoot
General problems
• Verify the test setup shown in Figure 2-1, and repeat the setup procedure as described in this
document.
• Check power supply to EVM and TSW14DL3200EVM. Verify that the power switch is in the on
position.
• Check signal and clock connections to EVM.
• Visually check the top and bottom sides of the board to verify that nothing looks discolored or
damaged.
• Make sure the board-to-board FMC connection is secure.
• After changing the ADC configuration, click Instrument Options → Download Firmware and
download TSW14DL3200_FIRMWARE.bin.
• Power cycle the external power supply to the EVM, and reprogram the LMK and ADC devices.
TSW14DL3200EVM LEDs
are not correct
•
•
•
•
•
Configuration GUI is not
working properly
• Verify that the USB cable is plugged into the EVM and the PC.
• Check the computer device manager and verify that a USB serial device is recognized when
the EVM is connected to the PC.
• Verify that the green USB Status LED light in the top right corner of the GUI is lit. If it is not lit,
click the Reconnect FTDI button.
• Close and start the configuration GUI.
Configuration GUI is not
able to connect to the EVM
• Use the free FT_PROG software from FTDI chip and verify that the onboard FTDI chip is
programmed with the product description ADC12DL3200.
HSDC Pro software is not
capturing good data or
analysis results are
incorrect.
• Verify that the TSW14DL3200EVM is properly connected to the PC with a mini USB 3.0 cable
and that the board serial number is properly identified by the HSDC software.
• Check that the proper ADC device mode is selected. The mode should match in HSDC Pro and
the ADC GUI.
• Check that the analysis parameters are properly configured.
HSDC Pro software gives a
time-out error when
capturing data
• Verify that the ADC sampling rate is correctly set in the HSDC software.
• Select Instrument Options → Download Firmware and download
TSW14DL3200_FIRMWARE.bin. Try to capture again.
Suboptimal measured
performance
• Click Cal Triggered/Running button two times to calibrate the ADC in the current operating
conditions. The button is located on the Control tab of the configuration GUI.
• Check that the spectral analysis parameters are properly configured.
• Verify that bandpass filters are used in the clock and input signal paths and that low-noise
signal sources are used.
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
Verify the installed jumpers on the TSW14DL3200EVM.
Verify that the clock going to the CLK input is connected and the appropriate LEDs are blinking.
Verify that the ADC device internal registers are configured properly.
If LEDs are not blinking, reprogram the ADC EVM devices.
Click Instrument Options → Download Firmware and download
TSW14DL3200_FIRMWARE.bin.
Troubleshooting the ADC12DL3200EVM
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
17
Appendix B
SLAU776 – May 2018
Optional ADC12DL3200EVM Configurations
This appendix provides settings for optional ADC device configuration in HSDC Pro.
B.1
Modifying the EVM for Optional Clocking Support
The LMK04828 provides a buffered copy of the onboard 100-MHz VCXO to the LMX2582. When the
optional 10-MHz reference clock is connected, the 100-MHz VCXO output is frequency locked to the 10MHz reference. This process enables coherent sampling of the analog input signal. The EVM can be
configured to use an external ADC clock with the following steps (see Figure B-1):
1. Modify the hardware:
a. Remove C114 and C124, populate C24 and C25.
2. Connect the signal generators:
a. Connect the 10-MHz reference from Sig Gen 1 to Sig Gen 2.
b. Configure Sig Gen 2 to use the 10-MHz reference input from Sig Gen 1.
c. Sig Gen 1 connects to DEVCLK (J12). Set to the generator frequency to the desired FCLK. Set
output level to +9 dBm.
d. Sig Gen 2 connects to the desired analog input with output level at 0 dBm for the starting point.
3. Program the GUI:
a. In the EVM tab, set the clock source to External.
b. Enter the Sampling Frequency (FCLK) in step 2b.
Figure B-1. External CLK Configuration
The ADC12DL3200EVM includes a reference clock input (CLKIN0) that allows the user to sync the
LMK04828 to an external 10-MHz reference allowing for coherent sampling
The LMX2582 and LMK04828 may be reconfigured to exercise more features, but this EVM is not
intended to be a full evaluation platform for these devices. For a full evaluation platform, see the
LMK04828 tool folder and LMX2582 tool folder.
18
Optional ADC12DL3200EVM Configurations
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
SLAU776 – May 2018
Submit Documentation Feedback
STANDARD TERMS FOR EVALUATION MODULES
1.
Delivery: TI delivers TI evaluation boards, kits, or modules, including any accompanying demonstration software, components, and/or
documentation which may be provided together or separately (collectively, an “EVM” or “EVMs”) to the User (“User”) in accordance
with the terms set forth herein. User's acceptance of the EVM is expressly subject to the following terms.
1.1 EVMs are intended solely for product or software developers for use in a research and development setting to facilitate feasibility
evaluation, experimentation, or scientific analysis of TI semiconductors products. EVMs have no direct function and are not
finished products. EVMs shall not be directly or indirectly assembled as a part or subassembly in any finished product. For
clarification, any software or software tools provided with the EVM (“Software”) shall not be subject to the terms and conditions
set forth herein but rather shall be subject to the applicable terms that accompany such Software
1.2 EVMs are not intended for consumer or household use. EVMs may not be sold, sublicensed, leased, rented, loaned, assigned,
or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes by Users, in whole or in part, or used in any finished product or production
system.
2
Limited Warranty and Related Remedies/Disclaimers:
2.1 These terms do not apply to Software. The warranty, if any, for Software is covered in the applicable Software License
Agreement.
2.2 TI warrants that the TI EVM will conform to TI's published specifications for ninety (90) days after the date TI delivers such EVM
to User. Notwithstanding the foregoing, TI shall not be liable for a nonconforming EVM if (a) the nonconformity was caused by
neglect, misuse or mistreatment by an entity other than TI, including improper installation or testing, or for any EVMs that have
been altered or modified in any way by an entity other than TI, (b) the nonconformity resulted from User's design, specifications
or instructions for such EVMs or improper system design, or (c) User has not paid on time. Testing and other quality control
techniques are used to the extent TI deems necessary. TI does not test all parameters of each EVM.
User's claims against TI under this Section 2 are void if User fails to notify TI of any apparent defects in the EVMs within ten (10)
business days after delivery, or of any hidden defects with ten (10) business days after the defect has been detected.
2.3 TI's sole liability shall be at its option to repair or replace EVMs that fail to conform to the warranty set forth above, or credit
User's account for such EVM. TI's liability under this warranty shall be limited to EVMs that are returned during the warranty
period to the address designated by TI and that are determined by TI not to conform to such warranty. If TI elects to repair or
replace such EVM, TI shall have a reasonable time to repair such EVM or provide replacements. Repaired EVMs shall be
warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. Replaced EVMs shall be warranted for a new full ninety (90) day
warranty period.
3
Regulatory Notices:
3.1 United States
3.1.1
Notice applicable to EVMs not FCC-Approved:
FCC NOTICE: This kit is designed to allow product developers to evaluate electronic components, circuitry, or software
associated with the kit to determine whether to incorporate such items in a finished product and software developers to write
software applications for use with the end product. This kit is not a finished product and when assembled may not be resold or
otherwise marketed unless all required FCC equipment authorizations are first obtained. Operation is subject to the condition
that this product not cause harmful interference to licensed radio stations and that this product accept harmful interference.
Unless the assembled kit is designed to operate under part 15, part 18 or part 95 of this chapter, the operator of the kit must
operate under the authority of an FCC license holder or must secure an experimental authorization under part 5 of this chapter.
3.1.2
For EVMs annotated as FCC – FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Part 15 Compliant:
CAUTION
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
FCC Interference Statement for Class A EVM devices
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to
correct the interference at his own expense.
FCC Interference Statement for Class B EVM devices
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
3.2 Canada
3.2.1
For EVMs issued with an Industry Canada Certificate of Conformance to RSS-210 or RSS-247
Concerning EVMs Including Radio Transmitters:
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Concernant les EVMs avec appareils radio:
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L'exploitation
est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit
accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnement.
Concerning EVMs Including Detachable Antennas:
Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may only operate using an antenna of a type and maximum (or lesser)
gain approved for the transmitter by Industry Canada. To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type
and its gain should be so chosen that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not more than that necessary for
successful communication. This radio transmitter has been approved by Industry Canada to operate with the antenna types
listed in the user guide with the maximum permissible gain and required antenna impedance for each antenna type indicated.
Antenna types not included in this list, having a gain greater than the maximum gain indicated for that type, are strictly prohibited
for use with this device.
Concernant les EVMs avec antennes détachables
Conformément à la réglementation d'Industrie Canada, le présent émetteur radio peut fonctionner avec une antenne d'un type et
d'un gain maximal (ou inférieur) approuvé pour l'émetteur par Industrie Canada. Dans le but de réduire les risques de brouillage
radioélectrique à l'intention des autres utilisateurs, il faut choisir le type d'antenne et son gain de sorte que la puissance isotrope
rayonnée équivalente (p.i.r.e.) ne dépasse pas l'intensité nécessaire à l'établissement d'une communication satisfaisante. Le
présent émetteur radio a été approuvé par Industrie Canada pour fonctionner avec les types d'antenne énumérés dans le
manuel d’usage et ayant un gain admissible maximal et l'impédance requise pour chaque type d'antenne. Les types d'antenne
non inclus dans cette liste, ou dont le gain est supérieur au gain maximal indiqué, sont strictement interdits pour l'exploitation de
l'émetteur
3.3 Japan
3.3.1
Notice for EVMs delivered in Japan: Please see http://www.tij.co.jp/lsds/ti_ja/general/eStore/notice_01.page 日本国内に
輸入される評価用キット、ボードについては、次のところをご覧ください。
http://www.tij.co.jp/lsds/ti_ja/general/eStore/notice_01.page
3.3.2
Notice for Users of EVMs Considered “Radio Frequency Products” in Japan: EVMs entering Japan may not be certified
by TI as conforming to Technical Regulations of Radio Law of Japan.
If User uses EVMs in Japan, not certified to Technical Regulations of Radio Law of Japan, User is required to follow the
instructions set forth by Radio Law of Japan, which includes, but is not limited to, the instructions below with respect to EVMs
(which for the avoidance of doubt are stated strictly for convenience and should be verified by User):
1.
2.
3.
Use EVMs in a shielded room or any other test facility as defined in the notification #173 issued by Ministry of Internal
Affairs and Communications on March 28, 2006, based on Sub-section 1.1 of Article 6 of the Ministry’s Rule for
Enforcement of Radio Law of Japan,
Use EVMs only after User obtains the license of Test Radio Station as provided in Radio Law of Japan with respect to
EVMs, or
Use of EVMs only after User obtains the Technical Regulations Conformity Certification as provided in Radio Law of Japan
with respect to EVMs. Also, do not transfer EVMs, unless User gives the same notice above to the transferee. Please note
that if User does not follow the instructions above, User will be subject to penalties of Radio Law of Japan.
【無線電波を送信する製品の開発キットをお使いになる際の注意事項】 開発キットの中には技術基準適合証明を受けて
いないものがあります。 技術適合証明を受けていないもののご使用に際しては、電波法遵守のため、以下のいずれかの
措置を取っていただく必要がありますのでご注意ください。
1.
2.
3.
電波法施行規則第6条第1項第1号に基づく平成18年3月28日総務省告示第173号で定められた電波暗室等の試験設備でご使用
いただく。
実験局の免許を取得後ご使用いただく。
技術基準適合証明を取得後ご使用いただく。
なお、本製品は、上記の「ご使用にあたっての注意」を譲渡先、移転先に通知しない限り、譲渡、移転できないものとします。
上記を遵守頂けない場合は、電波法の罰則が適用される可能性があることをご留意ください。 日本テキサス・イ
ンスツルメンツ株式会社
東京都新宿区西新宿6丁目24番1号
西新宿三井ビル
3.3.3
Notice for EVMs for Power Line Communication: Please see http://www.tij.co.jp/lsds/ti_ja/general/eStore/notice_02.page
電力線搬送波通信についての開発キットをお使いになる際の注意事項については、次のところをご覧ください。http:/
/www.tij.co.jp/lsds/ti_ja/general/eStore/notice_02.page
3.4 European Union
3.4.1
For EVMs subject to EU Directive 2014/30/EU (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive):
This is a class A product intended for use in environments other than domestic environments that are connected to a
low-voltage power-supply network that supplies buildings used for domestic purposes. In a domestic environment this
product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
4
EVM Use Restrictions and Warnings:
4.1 EVMS ARE NOT FOR USE IN FUNCTIONAL SAFETY AND/OR SAFETY CRITICAL EVALUATIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO EVALUATIONS OF LIFE SUPPORT APPLICATIONS.
4.2 User must read and apply the user guide and other available documentation provided by TI regarding the EVM prior to handling
or using the EVM, including without limitation any warning or restriction notices. The notices contain important safety information
related to, for example, temperatures and voltages.
4.3 Safety-Related Warnings and Restrictions:
4.3.1
User shall operate the EVM within TI’s recommended specifications and environmental considerations stated in the user
guide, other available documentation provided by TI, and any other applicable requirements and employ reasonable and
customary safeguards. Exceeding the specified performance ratings and specifications (including but not limited to input
and output voltage, current, power, and environmental ranges) for the EVM may cause personal injury or death, or
property damage. If there are questions concerning performance ratings and specifications, User should contact a TI
field representative prior to connecting interface electronics including input power and intended loads. Any loads applied
outside of the specified output range may also result in unintended and/or inaccurate operation and/or possible
permanent damage to the EVM and/or interface electronics. Please consult the EVM user guide prior to connecting any
load to the EVM output. If there is uncertainty as to the load specification, please contact a TI field representative.
During normal operation, even with the inputs and outputs kept within the specified allowable ranges, some circuit
components may have elevated case temperatures. These components include but are not limited to linear regulators,
switching transistors, pass transistors, current sense resistors, and heat sinks, which can be identified using the
information in the associated documentation. When working with the EVM, please be aware that the EVM may become
very warm.
4.3.2
EVMs are intended solely for use by technically qualified, professional electronics experts who are familiar with the
dangers and application risks associated with handling electrical mechanical components, systems, and subsystems.
User assumes all responsibility and liability for proper and safe handling and use of the EVM by User or its employees,
affiliates, contractors or designees. User assumes all responsibility and liability to ensure that any interfaces (electronic
and/or mechanical) between the EVM and any human body are designed with suitable isolation and means to safely
limit accessible leakage currents to minimize the risk of electrical shock hazard. User assumes all responsibility and
liability for any improper or unsafe handling or use of the EVM by User or its employees, affiliates, contractors or
designees.
4.4 User assumes all responsibility and liability to determine whether the EVM is subject to any applicable international, federal,
state, or local laws and regulations related to User’s handling and use of the EVM and, if applicable, User assumes all
responsibility and liability for compliance in all respects with such laws and regulations. User assumes all responsibility and
liability for proper disposal and recycling of the EVM consistent with all applicable international, federal, state, and local
requirements.
5.
Accuracy of Information: To the extent TI provides information on the availability and function of EVMs, TI attempts to be as accurate
as possible. However, TI does not warrant the accuracy of EVM descriptions, EVM availability or other information on its websites as
accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.
6.
Disclaimers:
6.1 EXCEPT AS SET FORTH ABOVE, EVMS AND ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED WITH THE EVM (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, REFERENCE DESIGNS AND THE DESIGN OF THE EVM ITSELF) ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "WITH ALL
FAULTS." TI DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING SUCH ITEMS, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO ANY EPIDEMIC FAILURE WARRANTY OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADE
SECRETS OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
6.2 EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED RIGHT TO USE THE EVM SET FORTH HEREIN, NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL BE
CONSTRUED AS GRANTING OR CONFERRING ANY RIGHTS BY LICENSE, PATENT, OR ANY OTHER INDUSTRIAL OR
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OF TI, ITS SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY, TO USE THE
EVM IN ANY FINISHED END-USER OR READY-TO-USE FINAL PRODUCT, OR FOR ANY INVENTION, DISCOVERY OR
IMPROVEMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHEN MADE, CONCEIVED OR ACQUIRED.
7.
USER'S INDEMNITY OBLIGATIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS. USER WILL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD TI, ITS
LICENSORS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES,
EXPENSES, COSTS AND LIABILITIES (COLLECTIVELY, "CLAIMS") ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY
HANDLING OR USE OF THE EVM THAT IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS. THIS OBLIGATION SHALL APPLY
WHETHER CLAIMS ARISE UNDER STATUTE, REGULATION, OR THE LAW OF TORT, CONTRACT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL
THEORY, AND EVEN IF THE EVM FAILS TO PERFORM AS DESCRIBED OR EXPECTED.
8.
Limitations on Damages and Liability:
8.1 General Limitations. IN NO EVENT SHALL TI BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, COLLATERAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE,
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF THESE
TERMS OR THE USE OF THE EVMS , REGARDLESS OF WHETHER TI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES. EXCLUDED DAMAGES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, COST OF REMOVAL OR
REINSTALLATION, ANCILLARY COSTS TO THE PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, RETESTING,
OUTSIDE COMPUTER TIME, LABOR COSTS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF SAVINGS, LOSS OF
USE, LOSS OF DATA, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION. NO CLAIM, SUIT OR ACTION SHALL BE BROUGHT AGAINST TI
MORE THAN TWELVE (12) MONTHS AFTER THE EVENT THAT GAVE RISE TO THE CAUSE OF ACTION HAS
OCCURRED.
8.2 Specific Limitations. IN NO EVENT SHALL TI'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FROM ANY USE OF AN EVM PROVIDED
HEREUNDER, INCLUDING FROM ANY WARRANTY, INDEMITY OR OTHER OBLIGATION ARISING OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, , EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID TO TI BY USER FOR THE PARTICULAR
EVM(S) AT ISSUE DURING THE PRIOR TWELVE (12) MONTHS WITH RESPECT TO WHICH LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARE
CLAIMED. THE EXISTENCE OF MORE THAN ONE CLAIM SHALL NOT ENLARGE OR EXTEND THIS LIMIT.
9.
Return Policy. Except as otherwise provided, TI does not offer any refunds, returns, or exchanges. Furthermore, no return of EVM(s)
will be accepted if the package has been opened and no return of the EVM(s) will be accepted if they are damaged or otherwise not in
a resalable condition. If User feels it has been incorrectly charged for the EVM(s) it ordered or that delivery violates the applicable
order, User should contact TI. All refunds will be made in full within thirty (30) working days from the return of the components(s),
excluding any postage or packaging costs.
10. Governing Law: These terms and conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas,
without reference to conflict-of-laws principles. User agrees that non-exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute arising out of or relating to
these terms and conditions lies within courts located in the State of Texas and consents to venue in Dallas County, Texas.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, any judgment may be enforced in any United States or foreign court, and TI may seek injunctive relief
in any United States or foreign court.
Mailing Address: Texas Instruments, Post Office Box 655303, Dallas, Texas 75265
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR TI DESIGN INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Texas Instruments Incorporated (‘TI”) technical, application or other design advice, services or information, including, but not limited to,
reference designs and materials relating to evaluation modules, (collectively, “TI Resources”) are intended to assist designers who are
developing applications that incorporate TI products; by downloading, accessing or using any particular TI Resource in any way, you
(individually or, if you are acting on behalf of a company, your company) agree to use it solely for this purpose and subject to the terms of
this Notice.
TI’s provision of TI Resources does not expand or otherwise alter TI’s applicable published warranties or warranty disclaimers for TI
products, and no additional obligations or liabilities arise from TI providing such TI Resources. TI reserves the right to make corrections,
enhancements, improvements and other changes to its TI Resources.
You understand and agree that you remain responsible for using your independent analysis, evaluation and judgment in designing your
applications and that you have full and exclusive responsibility to assure the safety of your applications and compliance of your applications
(and of all TI products used in or for your applications) with all applicable regulations, laws and other applicable requirements. You
represent that, with respect to your applications, you have all the necessary expertise to create and implement safeguards that (1)
anticipate dangerous consequences of failures, (2) monitor failures and their consequences, and (3) lessen the likelihood of failures that
might cause harm and take appropriate actions. You agree that prior to using or distributing any applications that include TI products, you
will thoroughly test such applications and the functionality of such TI products as used in such applications. TI has not conducted any
testing other than that specifically described in the published documentation for a particular TI Resource.
You are authorized to use, copy and modify any individual TI Resource only in connection with the development of applications that include
the TI product(s) identified in such TI Resource. NO OTHER LICENSE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, BY ESTOPPEL OR OTHERWISE TO
ANY OTHER TI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT, AND NO LICENSE TO ANY TECHNOLOGY OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
RIGHT OF TI OR ANY THIRD PARTY IS GRANTED HEREIN, including but not limited to any patent right, copyright, mask work right, or
other intellectual property right relating to any combination, machine, or process in which TI products or services are used. Information
regarding or referencing third-party products or services does not constitute a license to use such products or services, or a warranty or
endorsement thereof. Use of TI Resources may require a license from a third party under the patents or other intellectual property of the
third party, or a license from TI under the patents or other intellectual property of TI.
TI RESOURCES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITH ALL FAULTS. TI DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OR
REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING TI RESOURCES OR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS, TITLE, ANY EPIDEMIC FAILURE WARRANTY AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY RIGHTS.
TI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR AND SHALL NOT DEFEND OR INDEMNIFY YOU AGAINST ANY CLAIM, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO ANY INFRINGEMENT CLAIM THAT RELATES TO OR IS BASED ON ANY COMBINATION OF PRODUCTS EVEN IF
DESCRIBED IN TI RESOURCES OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT SHALL TI BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTUAL, DIRECT, SPECIAL,
COLLATERAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH OR
ARISING OUT OF TI RESOURCES OR USE THEREOF, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER TI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree to fully indemnify TI and its representatives against any damages, costs, losses, and/or liabilities arising out of your noncompliance with the terms and provisions of this Notice.
This Notice applies to TI Resources. Additional terms apply to the use and purchase of certain types of materials, TI products and services.
These include; without limitation, TI’s standard terms for semiconductor products http://www.ti.com/sc/docs/stdterms.htm), evaluation
modules, and samples (http://www.ti.com/sc/docs/sampterms.htm).
Mailing Address: Texas Instruments, Post Office Box 655303, Dallas, Texas 75265
Copyright © 2018, Texas Instruments Incorporated
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising