AD8331 Evaluation Tools (AD8331-EVAL) PDF

AD8331 Evaluation Board
AD8331-EVAL
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The AD8331 evaluation board is a platform for testing and
evaluating the AD8331 variable gain amplifier (VGA). The
board is provided completely assembled and tested; therefore,
the user only needs to connect an input signal, VGAIN sources,
and a single 5 V power supply.
USER SUPPLIED OPTIONAL COMPONENTS
The input impedance of the LNA is configured for 50 Ω to
accommodate most signal generators and network analyzers.
Input impedances up to 6 kΩ can be realized by changing the
values of RFB and CSH. Consult the AD8331 data sheet for
details on this circuit feature. See Table 1 for typical values of
input impedance and corresponding components.
Table 1. LNA External Component Values for Common Source
Impedances
RIN (Ω)
50
75
100
200
500
6k
RFB (Ω, Nearest 1% Value)
274
412
562
1.13 k
3.01 k
∞
CSH (pF)
22
12
8
1.2
None
None
The board is designed for 0805 size surface-mount components.
Space is provided for various popular configurations of overload
diodes at locations D1, D2, or D3.
The LNA can be evaluated on its own. If so used alone, it must
be ac-coupled with capacitors at its differential output. Typical
values are 0.1 μF, and they are installed at Position C1 and
Position C2.
Resistors of 0 Ω are installed at R4 and R8, unless capacitive
loads larger than 10 pF are connected to the SMA connectors,
LON, and LOP (such as coaxial cables.) In that event, small
value resistors (68 Ω to 100 Ω) must be installed at R4 and R8.
A resistor can be inserted at RCLMP if output clamping is
desired. Consult the AD8331 data sheet for appropriate values.
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As shown in the schematic in Figure 2 (fixed), the board has
provisions for optional components. The basic components are
shown in black, and the optional components, which can be
installed at the user’s discretion, are shown in grey.
Figure 1. AD8331-EVAL Top View
The preferred signal detection method is a differential probe
connected to VO, as shown in Figure 3. Single-ended loads can
be connected using the board edge SMA connector, VOH. Be
sure to take into account the 25.8 dB attenuation incurred when
using the board in this manner.
MEASUREMENT SETUP
The basic board connection for measuring bandwidth is shown
in Figure 3. A 5 V, 100 mA minimum power supply, and a low
noise, voltage reference supply for GAIN is required. Table 2
lists jumpers, and Figure 3 shows their function and positions.
Table 2. Jumper Functions
No.
ENBL
ENBV
W5, W6
Mode
Function
Enables the LNA when inserted in the top position
Enables the VGA when inserted in the top position
Connects the AD8331’s outputs to the SMA connectors
Bottom, gain increases with VGAIN; Top, gain decreases
with VGAIN
HI_LO
Top, HI gain; bottom, LO gain (shown in Hi gain position)
BOARD LAYOUT AND PARTS LIST
The evaluation board circuitry uses four conductor layers. The
two inner layers are grounded, and all interconnecting circuitry
is located on the outer layers. Figure 5 to Figure 8 illustrate the
copper patterns. Table 3 is a part’s list.
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AD8331-EVAL
GND1 GND2 GND +5V
GND3 GND4
+C3
10µF
10V
L1
120nH FB
1
LON
CSH
22pF
CFB
0.018µF
RFB
274Ω
3
+5V
L2
120nH FB
R4
20
+5V
2
1
COMM
CINH
0.1µF
3 D2 PROBE
2
LMD
ENBL
INH
19
LNA
EN
DIS
+5V
DUT
AD8331ARQ
VPS
ENBV
LON
COMM
18
DIS
C6
0.1µF
C1
4
17
L3
120nH FB
LO
R8
5
LOP
VOL
LOP
6
COML
VOH
C24
R16
W5 0.1µF 237Ω
16
R44
100Ω
C2
C16
0.1µF
15
VO
R43
100Ω
L4
120nH FB
VIP
VPOS
+5V
DOWN
9
VIN
MODE
HILO
CLMP
13
+5V
C32
0.1µF
HI
HI_LO
LO
12
C35
0.1µF
UP
GAIN
10
C34
1nF
GAIN
VCM
VOH
R20
237Ω
L5
120nH FB
14
+5V
8
T1
1:1
C26
0.1µF
W6
C14
0.1µF
7
W1
MODE
EN
VGA
RCLMP
11
VCM
C18
0.1µF
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INH
CLMD
0.1µF
NOTES
1. COMPONENTS IN GREY ARE OPTIONAL AND USER SUPPLIED.
Figure 2. Schematic of Evaluation Board
4395A ANALYZER
1103 TEKPROBE
POWER SUPPLY
GND
E3631A
POWER SUPPLY
DIFFERENTIAL
PROBE
5V
DP8200 PRECISION VOLTAGE
REFERENCE (FOR VGAIN)
INSERT JUMPERS
W5 AND W6 TO
USE OUTPUT
TRANSFORMER
AND VOH SMA
Figure 3. Typical Board Test Connections
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GND
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Figure 7. Internal Layer Ground
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Figure 4. Top Silkscreen
Figure 5. Primary Side Copper
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Figure 8. Power Plane
Figure 6. Secondary Side Copper
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Table 3. Parts List
Qty
5
1
2
2
1
10
Name
Inductors
Resistor
Resistors
Resistors
Capacitor
Capacitor
Description
Ferrite Bead, 120 nH, 0603
SM, 274 Ω, 1%, 1/10 W, 0603
SM, 237 Ω, 1%, 1/10 W, 0603
SM, 100 Ω, 1%, 1/10 W, 0603
0.018 μF, 10%, X7R, 0603
0.1 μF, 50 V, 0603
1
1
6
Capacitor
Capacitor
Shunt
1000 pF, 50 V, 0603
10 μF, 10V Tantalum
Shunt
1
1
4
Capacitor
Transformer
Bumper
22 pF, 50 V, 0603
RF, 0.015 MHz to 300 MHz
Foot
1
3
4
2
1
5
1
Integrated Circuit
Connector
Connector
Connectors
Test Point
Test Points
Test Points
Variable Gain Amplifier
2-Pin Header
3-Pin Header
SMA, Right Angle PC Mount
Red Loop
Black Loop
Purple Loop
Reference Designation
L1, L2, L3, L4, L5
RFB
R16, R20
R43, R44
CFB
C6, C14, C16, C18, C24,
C26, C32, C35, CINH, CLMD
C34
C3
HI_LO (HI), MODE (UP),
ENBL (EN), ENBV (EN), W5, W6
CSH
T1
Used as feet. Mount to wiring side
of board at 4 corners
DUT
VO, W5, W6
ENBL, ENBV, HI_LO, MODE Fixed
INH, VOH
+5V
GND, GND 1, GND 2, GND 3, GND 4
VCM Fixed
Mfg.
Murata
Panasonic
Panasonic
Panasonic
Panasonic
Kemet
Mfg. Part Number
BLM18BA750SN1D
ERJ-3EKF2740V
ERJ-3EKF2370V
ERJ-3EKF1
ECJ-1VB1E183K
C0603C104K4RAC
Panasonic
Nichicon
W. M. Berg
ECJ-1VB2A102K
F931A106MAA
65474-001
Panasonic
Mini-Circuit
3M
ECJ-1VC1H220J
#T1-6T KK81
SJ-67A11
Analog Devices, Inc.
W. M. Berg
Molex
Amphenol
Bisco
Bisco
Bisco
AD8331ARQ
69157-102
22-11-2032
901-143-6RFX
TP-104-01-02
TP-104-01-00
TP-104-01-07
ESD CAUTION
ESD (electrostatic discharge) sensitive device. Electrostatic charges as high as 4000 V readily accumulate on
the human body and test equipment and can discharge without detection. Although this product features
proprietary ESD protection circuitry, permanent damage may occur on devices subjected to high energy
electrostatic discharges. Therefore, proper ESD precautions are recommended to avoid performance
degradation or loss of functionality.
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AD8331-EVAL
Description
Evaluation Board with AD8331ARQ
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