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Evaluation Kit for CMX7163



  • On-board Access to all CMX7x6x Signals, Commands and Data
  • CMX7x6x FirmASIC Product Range Evaluation
  • Serial Flash Option for Function Image with In-circuit Programming
  • On-board Supply Regulators Operate from a Single 5-Volt Supply
  • Instrumentation Interface to Differential I and Q Signals
  • Command and Control by PC via the PE0003 EvKit Interface Card or User's µC Development Application or Emulator
  • 19.2MHz Oscillator, User Xtal or External Clock Input to CMX7x6x
  • Interfaces to RF Daughterboard with all Necessary Signals and Levels


  • Evaluation of CMX7163 IC Products

Supply Requirement:

  • +/- 5V

The PE0601-xxxx Platform Evaluation Kit is designed to assist in the evaluation and application development of the CMX7x6x range of FirmASIC products.

The kit is in the form of a populated PCB comprising a CMX7x6x target IC and appropriate supporting components and circuitry.

The board also incorporates all of the necessary power-supply regulation facilities for operation from a single 5 volt supply, or a dual +/-5 volt supply if the instrumentation interface is required.

The board is fitted with a C-BUS connector allowing the PE0601 to be operated by connection to either of the two C-BUS ports on a CML PE0003 Interface Card, and used with the associated PC GUI software, or by direct connection between the CMX7x6x C-BUS and the user's µC development application or emulation system.

The CMX7x6x Function Image (FI) can be loaded, on power-up, directly into the on-board target IC using the PE0003 interface or the user's system. Alternatively, it can be automatically loaded from the on-board serial memory, on power-up.

In this case, the on-board serial memory has to be pre-loaded with the FI by using the 'Program Serial Memory' tab on the PE0003 GUI software, or by the user's system utilising the appropriate 'thick stub' programme.
All of this software is available from the CML website.

Function images suitable for the CMX7x6x range of products can be downloaded from the CML Technical Portal.

Applicable Devices:

CMX7163 QAM Modem
CMX7164 Multi-mode Wireless Data Modem
CMX7261 Voice Multi-transcoder IC
CMX7262 TWELP Professional Radio Vocoder
CMX7861 Programmable Baseband Interface

PCB Image

The PE0601-7163 EvKit: designed to assist in the evaluation and application development of the CMX7x6x range of ICs

Design Support Information

CMX7163 - Full QAM + RF Demo 1 Linked to the Application Note: "QAM + RF Demonstration" (zip file) in the Application Notes section of this website. For equipment set-up, use information in the Application Note. A video is also available: The script walks the user through the demo process, providing messages in the PE0003 GUI regarding where to connect test leads and oscilloscope probes. These scripts have been updated to use the latest Function Image and include much more detail on how to manage a wireless link. It is important to read the included readme.txt file.
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