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Evaluation Kit for the MAX3873A

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The MAX3873A evaluation kit (EV kit) simplifies evaluation of the MAX3873A, a low-power 2.488Gbps/2.67Gbps clock recovery and data retiming IC. The EV kit enables testing of all the MAX3873A functions. SMA connectors are provided for the differential CML-compatible data and clock outputs. The differential data and clock outputs have on-board AC-coupling capacitors to allow direct connection to a high-speed oscilloscope. The MAX3873A EV kit is configured for 3.3V operation and consumes up to 150mA.

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Key Features

  • SMA Connections for All System I/Os
  • Test Point for Monitoring Loss-of-Lock (active-low LOL)
  • Single 3.3V Power-Supply Operation
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Add/Drop Multiplexers
  • DWDM Transmission Systems
  • SDH/SONET Receivers and Regenerators
  • SDH/SONET Test Equipment
  • Switch Matrix Backplanes

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Document Ref.: 19-2779 Rev 0; 2003-06-18
This page last modified: 2007-08-17