Gill

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  1. Hey @JColvin, So my buddy was able to get the DA4 working on our Arduino Uno. So the chip works well and appropriately. I'm beginning to think the problem is with the output signals of the Arty's Pmod ports. When looking on an oscilloscope, the Arduino Uno has better pulse shapes compared to the Pmod signals (rise and fall times on the Pmod signal are not that good). I guess for now, the goal is to find out why, and either fix it or work with it. Any insights or leads on the Pmod ports, other than that what is in the reference manual, would be much appreciated. If my partner and
  2. Hey @JColvin, The screenshot captured above was from Vivado's simulation. I've revised my test bench to now have a 20 MHz clock and to also span over a longer duration, so we can see both the reference voltage command and data output commands. I'll post the screenshot below. The lowest clock frequency my project allows is 4 MHz, and I've tested at that frequency with the same results as before. Also, I was able to get captures from my oscilloscope (I'll post these below). These captures are directly from my Arty's pmod JA port. I'm able to pass data through these ports using Viv
  3. @JColvin Thanks for the quick reply. I suspected that was the case for the command, so for my project I'll just stick with command 3. My sclk is at 20 MHz right now (generated in the clock wizard of my block design), so it shouldn't be much of a problem. But I read more into the SPI specs and I saw something about clock polarity and phase. I note that in "Simon Says" that the SPI mode is 0 (clock polarity = 0, clock phase = 0), and I was wondering if that was my issue, that the data is being captured and sent at the wrong edge of my clock. I will post a simulation timing diagram
  4. Hello, I am trying to use the pmod DA4 with my Arty S750 board. I'm aware that Digilent does not offer an IP for interacting with the Pmod, so I took it upon myself to design one. Anyways, things seemed to be going well until I actually tested the DA4. I know that the DA4 uses SPI to communicate, so I programmed the IP to communicate that way, and it does (outputs from the pmod connector correctly seen on an oscilloscope), but every time I connect it to the DAC I can't get much of anything to come out of the channels. I've read through the AD5628 reference manual, but a few thin