Getting Started with the PTN3816EVM Evaluation Board

This page will assist you in learning about your PTN3816EVM Evaluation Board.

Get to Know the Hardware

2.1 Board Features

  • DisplayPort connections to PC and Monitor
  • Onboard jumper settings for equalizer gain and output swing level

2.2 Board Description

The PTN3816EVM board is designed to be redrive DisplayPort signal outputs from a host graphics card, and to interface with a DisplayPort monitor or a DP-to-HDMI level shifter on the other side. There is a row of DIP switches on the EVM that can change PTN3816’s equalizer, output swing linearity and flat gain settings of redriver channels.

The evaluation board’s power is supplied from a micro-USB connector, and an on-board LDO converts 5.0 V input to both 3.3 V and 1.8 V. 3.3 V is only used to provide power to downstream cable or level shifter dongle. 1.8 V is used for PTN3816.

2.3 Board Components

Overview of the PTN3816EVM evaluation board.


Configure the Hardware


The PTN3816 evaluation board should be powered with a 5.0 V power supply using a MicroUSB cable (J404). DisplayPort connector on the left side of the board (J401, marked as “TO HOST”) should be connected to a PC’s graphics card through a DisplayPort Cable. DisplayPort connector on the right side of the board (J402, marked as “TO Monitor”) can connect to one of the following for evaluation purposes:

  • DP-2-DP cable → to DisplayPort monitor
  • DP-2-HDMI adapter → to HDMI monitor
  • DP-2-VGA adapter → to VGA monitor

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