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Evaluation Kit for the MAX3111E

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The MAX3111E evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven design to evaluate the MAX3111E SPI™/MICROWIRE™- compatible universal asynchronous receiver transmitter (UART) with RS-232 transceiver. The EV kit also includes Windows® 2000/XP/Vista®-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the MAX3111E.

The MAX3111E uses the SPI/MICROWIRE interface for communication with the on-board MAXQ2000 microcontroller (µC). The on-board DIP and momentary pushbutton switches are used to configure the MAX3111E internal registers.

The EV kit can be connected to a PC serial port directly or through a straight-through extension cable. The PC is a data terminal equipment (DTE) device, and the EV kit is a data communications equipment (DCE) device.

After the EV kit and the PC serial port are configured properly, the PC sends characters to the MAX3111E. The on-board µC reads the received data from the MAX3111E and displays the characters on the on-board 7-segment LED or sends back data to the PC.

Other switches, jumpers, and pads are provided to modify the board to the numerous configurations available for the MAX3111E. Figure 1, in the full data sheet, shows a simple block diagram of the EV kit (RS-232 only).

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MAX3111E EVKIT Software

Key Features

  • Both IrDA and RS-232 Communications Provided
  • SPI/MICROWIRE-Compatible µC Interface
  • On-Board µC Provides Flexible Configuration Possibilities
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software
  • Lead-Free and RoHS Compliant
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Handheld/Battery-Powered Equipment
  • Handy Terminals
  • Industrial Front-Panel Interfaces
  • Point-of-Sale (POS) Devices
  • Telecom/Networking Diagnostic Ports

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Document Ref.: 19-4189 Rev 0; 2008-09-03
This page last modified: 2008-09-03