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Evaluation Kit for the MAX3987

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The MAX3987 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested PCB that demonstrates the capabilities of the MAX3987 8.5Gbps quad equalizer and preemphasis driver. The EV kit can be controlled using a PC to run the evaluation software or using DIP switches mounted on the EV kit to bias hardware pins. The included software is Windows® compatible and provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) to configure all available device features. The software communicates with the EV kit through a USB port and provides three methods for configuration. The primary method is a simple point-and-click interface. The other debug interfaces allow direct register read/write operations, or software-controlled external pin programming. The data I/O traces on the EV kit are controlled impedance with matched lengths. All external connections are AC-coupled with standard SMA connectors for easy connection to test equipment.

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Key Features

  • SMA Connectors for Inputs and Outputs
  • Controlled Impedance and Matched Length Input and Output Signal Traces
  • Software- or Hardware-Controlled Operation
  • Windows Software Provides Point-and-Click Access to MAX3987 Features
  • Silkscreen Labels Identify All Signal Traces, Connectors, Jumpers, and LEDs
  • Power Through USB or External 5V Supply


  • FR4 and Cable Equalization
  • PCIe® Compatible
  • Preemphasis and Receive Equalization
  • Redrive
  • XAUI and XAUI2, Fibre Channel, Interlaken, InfiniBandTM/SM, SAS-2 and SATA Revision 3 OOB

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Document Ref.: 19-5536 Rev 0; 2010-09-30
This page last modified: 2012-02-28