The mmWave phase-locked loop (PLL) evaluation kit provides a comprehensive set of hardware, software, and documentation that enables users to quickly evaluate the performance of the CorePLL80G1AGF22 and develop solutions that meet their specific needs.
The documentation package includes a user guide and a CoreHW mmWave PLL IP datasheet.
The user guide includes instructions on how to set up the PLL for measurements and how to use the software package, which includes a GUI and pre-defined test states. It provides a detailed description of the available test states. The PLL IP datasheet provides technical information on the mmWave PLL IP, including its features, specifications, and performance characteristics.
Setting up a mmWave PLL for measurements requires a mmWave PLL evaluation board, a custom Arduino UNO header board, an Arduino UNO board, and a type-A-to-type-B USB cable. These components are included in the hardware package.
The evaluation kit provides a software package that includes a graphical user interface and a set of pre-defined test states for the evaluation board. The test states are summarized in the documentation, and users can select a test state from the drop-down menu in the GUI after connecting the included Arduino UNO board to a PC and selecting the appropriate COM port. The available test modes are thoroughly explained in the documentation.