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Entry  Wed Sep 7 16:45:17 2011, Guillaume Blanchard, DRS4 and AD9222 
    Reply  Wed Sep 7 16:56:43 2011, Stefan Ritt, DRS4 and AD9222 
    Reply  Wed Sep 7 17:28:25 2011, Hannes Friederich, DRS4 and AD9222 
       Reply  Fri Sep 9 09:28:57 2011, Guillaume Blanchard, DRS4 and AD9222 
          Reply  Fri Sep 9 09:31:33 2011, Stefan Ritt, DRS4 and AD9222 
Message ID: 126     Entry time: Wed Sep 7 16:56:43 2011     In reply to: 125
Author: Stefan Ritt 
Subject: DRS4 and AD9222 

Guillaume Blanchard wrote:

Hello,

I am designing a DAQ board with both DRS4 + AD9222 and a  FPGA to monitor.

Do I have to change the default value of O-OFS ?

Does a simple low-pass filter (series resistor + capacitor) on each AD9222 input is enough to limit the noise ?

I am planning to use the (DRS4,AD9222,FPGA) group as both a trigger and digitizing system (as shown in the DRS4 datasheet). The DRS4 will be working at 5Ghz with 8 active channels.
So each channel will have a time depth of 1/5Ghz x 1024 = 204.8ns. So, in order to miss nothing, the ADC latency + the trigger decision must be inferior to 204.8ns, am I correct ?
This leads me to implement on my board the 65Mhz version of the AD9222 as this converter has a 8 clock period latency, i.e. 123ns and it left me 81ns to perform a trigger decision ?

Cordially,

G.Blanchard

I'm not so sure about the temperature stability of the default (DRS4 internal O-OFS) value, that's why I used a precision DAC in my design. But actually I never tried without. Probably the default internal value is good enough if you calibrate each chip (which you do anyhow).

Most designs use no filter between DRS4 and AD9222. Since the DRS4 output is BW limited at around 50 MHz, there is not much you win if you put a 32.5 MHz low pass there. And the PCS gets just so much simpler.

You are right with the latency of the AD9222, this is an issue. From the remaining 81 ns you loose a few going out of the FPGA, you need one or two FPGA clock cycles to make the decision, the DRS4 has also some stopping latency (maybe 10 ns). So you are at the edge. Some people use hardware comparators which are faster than the AD9222, one guy uses even directly an LVDS input of the FPGA "mis-used" as a comparator, where the comparator level (=LVDS negative input) comes from a DAC.

 

- Stefan

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