Renesas offers two options for evaluating high-speed analog-to-digital converter products with LVDS and/or LVCMOS outputs. A complete, turnkey evaluation platform is available, which includes data capture hardware and software to process and display acquired data. This system provides the fastest and easiest path to evaluating an ADC since no additional software coding is required of the user.

The second option is an adapter board that facilitates the connection of an ADC daughter card to an FMC-based FPGA development board. This solution offers greater flexibility since the user has full access to the FPGA functionality and can therefore perform signal processing operations and/or "hardware in the loop" simulations. No software is provided for this option since there are a wide variety of supported FGPA development boards.

More information on JESD204B high-speed serial outputs

Attribute Complete Evaluation Platform FMC Motherboard
Motherboard KMB-001LEVALZ: LVDS interface
KMB001CEVAL: CMOS interface
Motherboard contains FPGA Yes No
Capture Memory 1 million words Depends on FPGA development board
Uses ADC Daughter Card Yes Yes
Includes Konverter Analyzer for processing and displaying acquired data Yes No
Allows access to FPGA code No Yes
Allows for "hardware in the loop" simulations No Yes

Disclaimer: THIS MATERIAL IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” FOR EVALUATION PURPOSES ONLY. RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES (collectively, “Renesas”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANTABILITY. Renesas provides evaluation platforms and design proposals to help our customers to develop products. However, factors beyond Renesas' control, including without limitation, component variations, temperature changes and PCB layout, could significantly affect the product performance. It is the user’s responsibility to verify the actual circuit performance.


  • Datasheet-style live-updated parameter display
  • Integrated SPI controller for ADC configuration
  • 18Mb FIFO captures 1M ADC output samples
  • USB 2.0 interface for rapid data transfer
  • Exports CSV formatted sample records for offline data processing



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High Speed Data Acquisition Eval Platform - Part 1

The high-speed ADC evaluation platform enables rapid testing and performance validation of the entire portfolio of low-power 8 to 16-bit, 40 to 500MSPS high performance analog-to-digital converters.


Good morning. My name is Michael Steffes, Applications Manager in the High-Speed Amplifier area. This morning, we're demonstrating a new evaluation platform including our high-speed amplifier, the ISL55210 and our 12-bit 500 Mega-Sample ADC.

From Intersil, you would require a motherboard which allows you to test many different kinds of converters. This is available online. On that, we attached two different daughter boards. Normally, we deliver a converter daughter boards with only two transformers. This requires a 10dBm board edge power level but works just fine. What we're demonstrating this morning is a new daughter board which includes an amplifier stage which reduces the board edge power to -10dBm, much more realistic for systems.

So once you get a motherboard, you would download the software which is the converter software - it's a free download - to drive the motherboard through a USB connection and be able to attach on any of the series of daughter boards including the amplifier or different converters.

So go online today and look for each of these elements for your high-performance converter data acquisition needs.