I have designed four DRS4 chips (36 channels) on my board running at 1GHz (REFCLK=488.28KHz) and ROI mode. All 4 chips' REFCLK, DWRITE, RSRLOAD, and SRCLK are buffer driven by the same source. SRCLK is set to 40MHz to reduce the readout time.
If I injected a sine waveform, buffered and splitted into all 36 channels,I noticed all 9 channels on each DRS4 chip output almost the same as expected. But the output phase from chip to chip is drifting as shown in attached picture which is from two different channels of different chips. From the few boards I have built, I found few chips are drifting more than the others and is different on every board.
The sympton look like the DRS4 internal PLL is drifting, but I checked the DTAP output on every chip and found it's dead-lock steady even I used persistance setting on my oscilloscope. Do you have any suggestion how to attack this problem? Thank you.