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Using the EV9800 Rev A Evaluation Board with the CMX980A

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Using the EV9800 Rev A Evaluation Board with the CMX980A

Introduction

The new and updated CMX980A TETRA Baseband Processor is now available and in production. To support

designers working with the new device, CML have revised the EV9800 Evaluation Kit to Rev B (see note 3

(overleaf)). The new version of the Evaluation Kit is considerably improved. A DSP interface and connection

site for the Texas Instruments DSKPlus (TI320C54) DSP Development Kit is provided. A suite of software is

included; this is downloadable from a PC into the DSP card allowing comprehensive evaluation and testing of

the CMX980A.

The new EV9800 EvKit can be obtained from your local CML distributor or representative.

This CML application note describes how the previous revision (Rev A) of the EvKit can be modified to work

correctly with the final production release of the CMX980A.

Modifying the EV9800 Rev A EvKit

A few simple alterations are required:

The alterations involve the replacement of four resistors and a surface mount capacitor.

Replacing the four resistors

Figure 1 is taken from the EV9800 Evaluation Kit User Manual, Issue 1, Section 1.5 and should be used for

orientation. The alteration involves the removal of the four resistors R6, R7, R8 and R9 and then replacing them

with new components. The value of the replacement resistors is 6k2 ohms, 1% tolerance and rated at 250mW.

Caution: The through holes are plated thru' and care should be taken not to damage them during component

removal and replacement operations. The recommended method is to cut through the resistor legs close to

the board. The wire can be removed with a pair of needle-nosed pliers while applying gentle heating with a

suitable soldering iron. A solder sucker or solder mop can then be used to remove excess solder.

R2

JP9

J12

JP3

JP4

JP1

JP2

C11

R8

R9

C12

C9

R6

R7C10

J13

J14

J15

J16

LK1

TP6

AGND

C7

U1

FX980L6SKT

AGND DGND

N

N

N

P

P

Figure 1 Location of Resistors: R6 to R9 on the EV9800 rev A

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Replacing the surface mount capacitor (C6)

The other alteration is to replace the capacitor, C6, with a 'zero-ohm' surface mount (SM) resistor or wire link. It

should be noted that this capacitor is situated on the underside of the PCB, underneath the CMX980A device

socket.

Caution: The pads and connecting tracks are easily lifted from the board. The recommended method of removal

is with a proprietary desoldering tool. As an alternative it is possible to simply solder a 'zero-ohm' resistor over the

top of the existing capacitor.

It is recommended that you confirm that a short-circuit does exist between the two pads to which the zero-ohm'

resistor connects.

C6

L1

L4

L2

C3

L3

Figure 2 Location of Capacitor, C6 on the EV9800 rev A

Please note that:

1. The receive performance for low signal levels of a modified EV9800 Rev A PCB is not expected to be as good

as that for a Rev B PCB.

2. The Rev A PCB requires a special connecting cable and interface to connect the Evaluation Kit to the Texas

Instruments DSP card. Details of this interface are given in the first issue of the User Manual (UM9800/1).

The Rev B PCB includes a footprint for the DSP card, so no additional hardware is required.

3. IfclarificationisneededtheRevAboardhasPCB006Aprintedontheundersideoftheboardwhereasthelater

Rev B board has PCB006B printed on the underside.





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