TI slashes cost of evaluating high-speed data converters by up to 80%

Today we announced the industry’s highest-performance and lowest-cost evaluation boards for evaluating high-speed data converters. The TSW1400EVM data capture and pattern generation board evaluates up to 16-bit ADCs and DACs. It costs 75% less than the previous generation, while providing 2x more memory. Buy it now for US$649.

That’s pretty cool in and of itself, but there’s more. The TSW1405EVM for pattern capture and the TSW1406EVM for pattern generation are the lowest-cost solutions of their kind by up to 80%, providing simple and ultra-low cost platforms for quick evaluation of our data converters. The TSW1405EVM and TSW1406EVM will be available next month for a suggested retail price of US$99 respectively.

Key features and benefits of the TSW1400EVM:

  • Complete system to capture and evaluate data samples and to generate and send desired test patterns to DAC evaluation modules (EVMs) via an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI).
  • Includes 1 GB of memory, twice as much as competing platforms, enabling 512-M sample depth for higher fast Fourier transform (FFT) resolution and capturing larger data frames for demodulation analysis.
  • Compatible with CMOS- and LVDS-interface ADC and DAC EVMs, while supporting up to eight simultaneous-channel analyses.
  • Supports up to 1.5-GSPS LVDS I/O rates for both ADCs and DACs, enabling use with most TI ADC and DAC EVMs at maximum interface and sample rates.

Key features and benefits of the TSW1405EVM and TSW1406EVM:

  • Provide simple pattern generation for 16-bit LVDS ADCs and DACs with up to 64k sample depth via an easy-to-use graphical user interface.
  • Support 1-GSPS LVDS I/O rates for both ADCs and DACs, enabling use with most TI ADC and DAC evaluation modules at maximum sample rates.
  • Industry’s lowest-cost evaluation platforms with a suggested retail price less than US$100.