TIDA-00069 Reference Design

Texas Instruments

FPGA Firmware Example of How To Interface Altera FPGAs to High-Speed LVDS-Interface Data Converters


This reference design and the associated example Verilog code can be used as a starting point for interfacing Altera FPGAs to Texas Instruments' high-speed LVDS-interface analog-to-digital converters (ADC) and digital-to-analog converters (DAC). The firmware implementation is explained and the required timing constraints are discussed.

  • This design is Firmware only and is discussed in detail to aid understandingExample Verilog code is an easy starting point for FPGA to high-speed data converter applicationsDesign is easily expanded to other TI high-speed data convertersThe ADC and DAC portions are split in case only one is requiredInterface timing constraints are discussed in detail for the DAC and ADCFirmware was tested using readily available TI EVMs
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Part Number Name Companion Part
ADS4249 ADS4249 Buy Datasheet
DAC3482 DAC3482 Buy Datasheet
TPS74201 TPS74201 Buy Datasheet
TPS74401 TPS74401 Buy Datasheet
TPS74701 TPS74701 Buy Datasheet

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Other Documents

Title Updated Type Size (KB)
TIDA-00069 BOM (3 files) 10 Dec 2013 ZIP 191
TIDA-00069 Schematic (3 files) 04 Dec 2013 ZIP 815