We're looking at using the GC6016 eval board for developing a software WLAN implementation. Had a couple of questions regarding the platform.
- It shows that it is currently out of stock. When is new stock expected to arrive?
- The current spec of the eval board has converters and RF on-board for the TX and RX paths. Is this going to change in the new release of the platform? Someone mentioned to me that a new version of the EVM may only give IF outputs, and the converters and RF will have to be a separate module.
The current GC6016 EVM which has integrated data converters, and RF sections is being replaced with several EVMs to allow for more customization.
The TSW3084 is used for the Tx path, and goes from digital IQ, to RF modulated output. You could begin you development with the TSW3084 and TSW3100 or 1400 data pattern source.
There is a complex demodulator to dual ADC receive board that is also being designed.
The new GC6016 EVM is scheduled for release in November 2011.
The data converter boards connected to the new GC6016 digital EVM can have IF or RF, depending on the board selected.
Thanks for the info. It is really helpful. So is the expected release date for the RX RF board also November 2011?
Now through December, the latest release yet
Now through December, the latest release yet
The GC533x, GC6016 EVM in the new format is a digital EVM baseboard, that includes an onboard Tx BB pattern source. In GC6016 applications (no DPD) there is not a real Rx board, built yet. The TSW1249 complex board can be used for an I only application until an Rx ADC board is available. There may be an adapter board to adapt the ADS61B49, ASDS4149 for RxC, or ADS6249, ADS4249 ADC boards for RxA,RxB to the GC6016/GC533x EVM, please contact Ken Chan about the adapter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Complex Demodulator board, TSW1249 will be released from the HSP product group, this has a dual ADC, Complex Demodulator, RF attenuator. Please contact Ken Chan (email@example.com) for the release data of the complex feedback board.
The GC6016 Digital EVM release date is currently planned for December 2011, please contact Kyle Li (firstname.lastname@example.org), for the exact ordering information. This EVM contains a Tx BB input pattern source, GC5337, L138 ARM/DSP and required logic for the SPI, I2C, flash interfaces.
The DAC and complex modulator are also released from the HSP group; (DAC, IQ Modulator, <LO source>) depends on the model that is ordered, please contact Ken Chan for ordering information (email@example.com).
TSW3084 - DAC3484, TRF3720 - internal LO for LO generation > 900Mhz
TSW3085 - DAC3484, TRF3705 - external LO
In most cases for the GC6016, you would need the baseboard, TSW1249 (Rx), and TSW3084,5 (Tx). In a DPD application you will need (2) TSW1249s one for Rx and one for feedback.
The TSW1249 will not be released on its own. It will be released along with the GC product. It is designed specifically to connect to the GC EVM.
The TSW3085 is already released as a stand alone EVM and can be used with the GC EVM or with the TI evaluation tools.
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regarding the GC6016EVM you said that it is a new EVM released some months ago, how can we have the document of the new EVM ?
On the web there is the doc. from March 2011. Will you update it on the web ?
Regarding the TSW1249, it will be released within the new GC6016EVM ?
Thanks a lot
Someone from the GC team may be better to address the GC6016 EVM release and what is included in the GC6016 kit.
New EVM documents are shipped with the EVM. We are in the process of updating documentations on the web.
There will not be a TSW1249 release. As described in the GC6016EVM description, the feedback board is named as "ADS62P49 feedback/receive EVM" instead of TSw1249. The two are functionally the same.
Dear TI Support,
where is possible to have updated documentations (also if not updated) of the below doc. list mentioned in your GC6016 d.s. on the web of March, 2011, at pag. 41 ?
•GC5330/GC6016 EVM schematic diagram•GC5330/GC6016 EVM layout diagram•GC5330/GC6016 Baseband Application Note•GC5330/GC6016 Baseband beAGC Application Note•GC5330/GC6016 DDUC Application Note•GC5330/GC6016 CFR Application Note•GC5330/GC6016 TX (BUC, DAC Interface) Application Note•GC5330/GC6016 RX Application Note•GC5330 feAGC Application Note•GC5330 Sync, MPU Application Note•GC5330/GC6016 Software Application Guide
And where is possible to have the GC6016EVM board electrical and topographic schematics and also very important the GC5330/GC6016 Software Architecture Document in order to be able to change via registers or pseudo-commands on the TI Sw for end customer application ?
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