The DEV5P35021 programmable clock development kit is designed to support the 5P35021 VersaClock 3S device. It provides a convenient way of configuring and programming the blank parts for the 5P35021 device. With the on-board USB interface, the Timing Commander™ GUI can communicate to the device for configuration and frequency validation on the programming socket board (DEV5x3502xSOCKS). Using additional socket boards, a validated configuration can then be programmed to blank parts for the 5P35021.
An introduction to the VersaClock 3S development kit, and a step-by-step guide on how to program the device using a PC.
The development kit consists of two boards: the main board is used for evaluating the device (taking measurements, etc.), and also features a USB port for connecting it to the PC. The daughter card that sits on top has a socket, and is used for programming additional devices.
Programming the device is fairly straight forward. You connect the board to the PC via USB. You then open up IDT's Timing Commander software and load the appropriate personality file (the one the corresponds to the device you are programming). Once you connect to the board, you can simply type in the desired output frequency and it will change on the fly. More advanced settings can also be made using the GUI.
Presented by Eddy Van-Keulen, applications engineer at IDT. For more information about IDT's VersaClock products, visit www.IDT.com/go/versaclock.