|Product Performed to Expectations:||8|
|Specifications were sufficient to design with:||9|
|Demo Software was of good quality:||4|
|Product was easy to use:||6|
|Support materials were available:||7|
|The price to performance ratio was good:||7|
|TotalScore:||41 / 60|
The ADS127L01EVM is an evaluation module that provides hardware and software support for evaluation
of the ADS127L01 delta-sigma ADC. The EVM utilizes the TM4C1294NCPDT processor to communicate
with the ADC via SPI and provide communication with a PC over USB interface. The EVM also includes a
software application that runs on a PC to allow for register manipulation and data collection from the ADC.
The EVM is powered via the USB interface with the PC.
The EVM comes configured with the following hardware settings.
Analog input signals can be connected through the SMA connectors (J7 and J9) or through the terminal
By default, the EVM is configured for a fully-differential analog input signal.
Access the digital signals of the device via the debug header (J6). This header allows for the connection
to a logic analyzer or to another processor when the Tiva microcontroller is not used.
Other Hardware sections:
The onboard oscillator, Y2, provides a 16-MHz, low-jitter clock for the ADS127L01.
The ADS127L01 uses hardware mode pins to select the operating mode, interface mode, digital filter
response, and oversampling ratio (OSR).
The reference voltage on the ADS127L01 is the voltage difference between REFP and REFN. REFN is
tied directly to AGND.
Download the DELTASIGMAEVAL-GUI-installer.exe installer and the ADS127L01-devpkg.exe from the ADS127L01EVM tool page and
save to a known folder. Run the installers and follow the on-screen prompts.
Note: I had some issues with the device drivers being automatically loaded by Windows 7, this required manual driver loading in device properties.
After the Delta-Sigma ADC EvaluaTIon Software and the ADS127L01 device package are installed,
ensure that all jumpers and switches are in their default positions and then connect the
hardware with the provided USB mini cable. Start the Delta-Sigma ADC Evaluation Software. The GUI
automatically detects the connected hardware and displays the device register map under the Main tab.
The EVM software provides an alternate way to configure the ADS127L01 hardware mode pins when
JP11 is uninstalled. These controls can be found underneath the Register Controls on the Device tab.
Data is collected by clicking the Data Analysis button from the ribbon menu. This will launch the Analysis
Engine in a separate window. The Analysis Engine is used to collect, analyze, and save data from the
No other analysis options are available at the current software status, the software does however
allow the export of data to the legacy application HSDC Pro format, which does have more advanced
There is also a console window option enabled in settings, for manual control and scripting.
The ADS127L01 24-bit, delta-sigma (ΔΣ), analog to digital converter (ADC) is a very versatile chip. I look forward to working more
with this EVM in the future, but the software definitely needs to mature more with at least a good FFT analysis option.