Newark element14 Launches Range of PMOD Compatible Reference Design Boards from Analog Devices

Designers can now speed up integration with mixed-signal and analog devices and access newfound simplicity for rapid prototyping and development

CHICAGO – Design engineers looking to extend the capabilities of FPGA/CPLD boards with mixed-signal/analog integration can now take advantage of Analog Devices PMOD Compatible Reference Design Boards from Newark element14.

PMODs are small I/O interface boards that offer an ideal method for extending the capabilities of FPGA/CPLD boards. Analog Devices PMOD-compatiable modules offer a wide variety of solutions that provide quick and easy access to leading analog and mixed-signal reference designs.

The PMOD-compatible peripheral modules plug directly into any FPGA/CPU port, fostering rapid development. They can be used with the SDP-PMD-IB1Z interposer board and plugged into the EVAL-SDP-CB1Z platform for performance evaluation. Quick integration allows speedy access to plug-and-play rapid prototyping and development. The software is easy to download and use and is equipped with clear and simple support, including schematics, reference guides, example software, demo projects and FPGA configuration files.

Key applications for the modules include:

Field Instruments/Smart Transmitters

Programmable Logic Controllers/Distributed Control Systems


Industrial/commercial sensor nodes

Building Control & Automation

Rollover/Stability Control

Servos and Robotics

“The Analog Devices PMOD boards will provide our design community with a fast, easy and convenient solution for integration and prototyping in FPGA and MCU designs,” said Mike Buffham, global head of product and pricing at Newark element14. “The PMOD boards are now available to our users worldwide and we’re excited to see how they enhance and support design development and performance.”

Demo software, schematics, documentation and design files, including drivers for each module, can be found on the element14 community. Data sheets and application notes can be found on the product pages with a range of associated accessories, and 24-hour live tech support is available for any questions.

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