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System Evaluation Kit tests high-speed data converters.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 20, 2013 - With HSDC-SEK-10, users can minimize evaluation time for host of demanding applications in which high-speed data converters are key system performance drivers, such as test and measurement, communications, defense, and medical equipment. System components include: pattern capture card with capture buffer of 64 K samples, pattern generator card, low-jitter programmable clock source, clean 10 MHz signal source, and multi-output regulated power supply.

Texas Instruments Incorporated - Dallas, TX

Original Press Release

TI Introduces Industry's First Complete High-speed Data Converter System Evaluation Kit

Press release date: Mar 13, 2013

Kit includes everything needed to fully evaluate high-speed data converters

DALLAS,  -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced the industry's first complete high-speed data converter system evaluation kit (HSDC-SEK), which significantly reduces system evaluation costs and enables designers to get their system running in minutes. The HSDC-SEK-10 includes a pattern capture card, pattern generator card, low-jitter clock source, clean 10-MHz signal source and a multi-output regulated power supply. For more information and to purchase the kit, visit

The HSCD-SEK-10 can significantly reduce evaluation time and costs for a host of demanding applications in which high-speed data converters, such as the dual, 14-bit, 250-MSPS ADS4249 analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and the quad, 16-bit, 1.5-GSPS DAC34SH84 digital-to-analog converter (DAC), are key system performance drivers. Examples include test and measurement, communications, defense and medical equipment.

Key features and benefits of the HSDC-SEK-10

--  Significantly reduces evaluation costs: Evaluating ADCs and DACs is expensive, with lab equipment costs running as high as $20,000 or more. The low-cost HSDC-SEK-10 eliminates this investment for basic evaluation.
--  Enables quick evaluation: Systems can be up and running in as little as 30 minutes.
--  Provides complete solution for powering, clocking and evaluating data.

Key system components include the following:
 --  TSW4806EVM, which features the LMK04806 dual-PLL clock jitter cleaner and generator. It provides a complete, low-cost, low-noise and portable clocking solution.
 --  TSW1405EVM pattern capture card, which supports most LVDS-format TI ADC evaluation modules EVMs) with a capture buffer of 64K samples.
 --  TSW1406EVM pattern generator card, which supports pattern generation for most LVDS-format TI DAC EVMs, with a pattern size of up to 64K samples.
 --  TSW2200EVM, which supplies low-noise power to EVMs, and the TSW2110EVM, which provides a clean 10-MHz analog input for the ADC.

--  Fast FFT analysis or pattern generation: High-Speed Data Converter Pro graphical user interface (GUI) enables speedy FFT analysis or pattern generation capabilities.

Availability and pricing
The HSDC-SEK-10 can be purchased today for US$799.

Learn more about TI's high-speed data converter portfolio by visiting the links below:
--  Buy the HSDC-SEK-10 from the TI eStore:
--  Download the User Guide: .
--  Ask questions and get answers from TI experts in the High Speed Data Converter Forum on the TI E2E(TM) Community:
--  Follow what our signal chain experts have to say on the Analog Wire blog: .
--  Download a news release graphic at: .

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