I'm creating a design for my new VectorPath S7t-VG6 accelerator card. How do I program the Si5395A jitter attenuator for my reference clock?
To program the clock file for the Si5395A jitter attenuator, follow these steps:
- Download the Skyworks Clockbuilder Pro (CBPro) software: CBPro Installer.
- Extract and run the installer program.
Figure: CBPro Opening Screen
Create a design and add the necessary clock settings based on your design:
Figure: CBPro Design Creation Example
Figure: CBPro Input Clock Setup Example
Figure: CBPro Output Clock Setup Example
Save the project file and go to the Export page:
Figure: CBPro Design File Export Example
Save the register file as a C code header file (
Figure: CBPro Design File Export as C Code Header File Example
Upload the file to the VectorPath Card. In a PowerShell window, type this command with the file just saved:
> bw_bmc_clock_programmer -i USB program --clock-name Si5395 /<path_to_file>/<filename>.h
- To allow the new clock configuration to take effect, power cycle the VectorPath card.
Refer to the Knowledge Base article, FAQs For Getting Started With VectorPath Accelerator Card S7t-VG6, for additional resources for the VectorPath accelerator card.