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    How to generate Frame Clock(FR) of the ADC?

    Hello everyone,

    I'm using a FMC board card with ADC - LTC2174. After powered on,I can detect Data output clock (DCO) signal of the ADC with Oscilloscope. However I can't detect Frame Clock (FR) signal.

    1. I think that FR signal will be automatic generated after ADC powered on (just like DCO signal). Is that actually true?

    2. I don't connect analog inputs of ADC. Must analog inputs be connected in order to generate FR signal?

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    Re: How to generate Frame Clock(FR) of the ADC?

    1 yes 2 no. There's no way to disable FRC separately.


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    Re: How to generate Frame Clock(FR) of the ADC?

    Thanks FvM. So is this means that ADC may be destroyed?



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    Re: How to generate Frame Clock(FR) of the ADC?

    That's a possible explanation. Or shorted FRC output. Not sure if an ENC input signal outside specified frequency and level range may cause a similar effect too.



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    Re: How to generate Frame Clock(FR) of the ADC?

    Hi,

    I used the LTC2170, which has an identical interface.

    Defective IC is possible, but I think it´s not very likely.
    You know that they are LVDS signals and thus only have a small differential voltage level. Relatively hard to measure with a scope, but for sure possible.
    Is your scope able to trigger at the differential voltage between the FR-pair?

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    Re: How to generate Frame Clock(FR) of the ADC?

    I tested the line on FMC. It seems that the problem lies in the connection of the line.

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    Hi Klaus,

    I think the scope that I used can capture differential FR signal. Becaues it has detected DCO signal which is also LVDS signal and has the same voltage level as FR. Anyway, I found that there is a problem on the line connection of FMC board card.
    Thanks for your reply.



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