3.5 JESD204B training, part 3 of 3: Multi-device synchronization
Multi-device synchronization has always been a challenge with ADCs and DACs. This remains true even with the new JESD204B high-speed data converter digital interface. While the JESD204B interface simplifies some issues with synchronization, it also adds some additional complexity. This presentation discusses the advantages and disadvantages of JESD204B regarding multi-device synchronization, and helps engineers understand and work through the main issues in achieving multi-device synchronization. Concepts and examples in this training will enable a system designer to: understand the requirements for synchronization in a JESD204B system, recognize tools available to achieve synchronization, and know the considerations for synchronizing giga-sample converters.