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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Analog Devices ADC

From: Eric Blossom
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Analog Devices ADC
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 12:22:32 -0700
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On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 08:45:44AM -0400, Kimsey Pollard wrote:
> I have acquired an Analog Devices ADC 14bit 80msps chip mounted on a
> pcb reference board.
> http://www.analog.com/Analog_Root/productPage/productHome/0%2C2121%2CAD6645%2C00.html
> It is designed to be connected to the following fifo board for
> testing.
> http://www.analog.com/Analog_Root/productPage/productHome/0%2C2121%2CHSC%255FEVALBOARD%2C00.html
> The connector on the fifo board is parallel, and Analog Devices
> can't tell me how it is controlled.  The Demo software with the Fifo
> board is proprietary.  (It shows the basic signal and fft's etc. but
> can't stream continuously to a file)
> However, with any luck I will figure out how to talk to the fifo
> board with something else.  The object would be to feed a data
> stream into something like Matlab Simulink where filters and various
> transforms are blocks which can be modified and tweaked easily.  I
> also have Labview (The new version 7 can output to FPGA's and
> Palms).  Since I'm more familiar with the software side, apologies
> in advance for asking dumb physical board level questions.

The problem with that board and fifo is that doesn't support
continuous streaming.  It can be used to snapshot a signal, and to
test the D/A, but isn't particularly useful for radio apps, or
anything else that wants a continuous stream.


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