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Get to Market Faster with Maxim

You don’t have time or resources for too many design iterations. You’ve got to turn your concepts into working prototypes—and get to market fast.

Maxim has just what you need to reach the next level: a free Design Startup Pack! Register today for your very own pack. You’ll receive your choice from our special selection of either a built and tested reference design or an evaluation kit designed to meet the needs of your end product. You’ll get a few other goodies, too.

Why Work with Maxim?

Working with us, you’ll have access to plenty of resources as you develop your products:

  • High-quality analog and mixed-signal ICs
  • Expert help via our 24/7 global technical support (device and system expertise)
  • Easy-to-use e-commerce storefront supporting sample-, small-, and production-quantity ordering
  • Free samples from our portfolio of more than 15,000 components

Free Board of Your Choice

We’ve assembled a special selection of boards to be part of our Design Startup Pack. You can choose from:

Battery Management


MAX38888EVKIT: Continua™ Super Cap Back-Up Device
Charges a super cap at a 500mA rate with a 2.5A peak discharge rate to service handheld industrial equipment and portable computers.

MAX17205GEVKIT: Fuel Gauge for Multi-Cell, Pack-Side Applications
Utilizes the high-accuracy ModelGauge m5 algorithm for Li+ batteries in handheld and portable equipment.

MAX8903AEVKIT: Charger for USB and Adapter Power
Charges a single-cell Li+ battery from a DC-DC converter, with 0.5A to 2A output current-limit adjustment range.

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Power Supply


MAXM17502EVKIT: 5V/1A Output DC-DC Step-Down Power Supply
Demonstrates DC-DC switching, step-down power module’s 12V to 60V input range, 84% efficiency, 1A output performance.

MAXM17503EVKIT: 5V/2.5A Output DC-DC Step-Down Power Supply
Delivers 2.5A load current from a DC-DC switching, step-down power module with a wide 11V to 60V input voltage range.

MAXM17545EVKIT: 3.3V/1.7A Output DC-DC Step-Down Power Supply
Provides up to 1.7A load current from 4.5V to 42V input range and 91.2% efficiency.

MAXM17515EVKIT: 1.5V/5A Output DC-DC Step-Down Power Supply
Steps down a 1.5V output from a 2.4V to 5.5V input with a 5A output current and 91.2% efficiency for low-voltage and low-power applications.

MAXM17761EVKIT: 5V/1A Output DC-DC Step-Down Power Supply
Provides up to 1A load current at 5V output with 91% efficiency from a wide 10V to 76V input range.

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Display Power


MAXREFDES99: Display Driver Shield
An Arduino® form-factor shield drives a 16x16 LED array for signage applications.

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Sensors


MAXREFDES117: Heart-Rate and Pulse-Oximetry Monitor
Optical module with integrated red and IR LEDs for finger or earlobe heart-rate detection.

MAX31723PMB1: Peripheral Module for Digital Thermometer and Thermostat
Provides temperature-to-digital conversion over SPI or 3-wire serial interface.

MAX31855PMB1: Digital Thermometer Peripheral Module
Achieves ±0.5°C thermometer accuracy with a cold-junction-compensated thermocouple-to-digital converter.

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Analog


MAX17222EVKIT: nanoPower Synchronous Boost Converter with True Shutdown™
Evaluates the MAX17220–MAX17225 IC family of ultra-low quiescent current step-up DC-DC converters.

MAX40200EVKIT: Ultra-Tiny Micropower, 1A Ideal Diode with Ultra-Low Voltage Drop
Demonstrates the MAX40200 in a tiny, space-saving 4-bump wafer-level package (WLP).

MAX6079EVKIT: Low-Noise Precision Ceramic Voltage Reference
Evaluates the MAX6079 low-noise precision ceramic voltage reference that Offers Lowest Drift Over Time, Temperature and Humidity.

MAXREFDES77: Dual-Channel Current-Sense Peripheral Module
Interfaces a dual-channel high-side current-sense amplifier to Pmod-compatible systems.

MAXREFDES130: Building Automation Shield
Arduino form-factor shield with an Arm® Mbed™ platform for prototyping building automation designs.

MAXREFDES82: Smart Force Sensor
Uses weight and center of mass 24-bit ADC sensors for industrial human machine interfaces.

MAXREFDES67: Universal Input Micro PLC
Acquires 22.3-bit effective resolution with RTD and thermocouple ±0.1% temperature error.

DS3231MPMB1: RTC Peripheral Module for Industrial Applications
Interfaces the RTC to any system that utilizes Pmod™-compatible expansion.

MAX19777EVSYS: 12-Bit, 3Msps ADC Evaluation System
Combines an interface and low-power ADC boards with a GUI to calculate frequency, RMS, min, max, and average DC for battery-powered applications.

MAX11410EVKIT: Peripheral Module for Digital Resistive and Sensor Measurements
Enables design of 24-bit, low-power delta-sigma ADC portable instrumentation with GUI software support.

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Interface


MAX14001PMB: Peripheral Module for Configurable, Isolated 10-Bit ADC
3.75kVRMS isolation for both data (SPI) and power (DC-DC supply) for distribution automation applications.

MAX13054AESHLD: CAN Bus Interface Shield
Provides integrated protection with a digital isolator, fault-protected controller-area-network (CAN) transceiver, and controller interface.

MAX3232PMB1: RS-232 Transceiver Peripheral Module with ±15kV ESD-Protection
Protected transmitter output and receiver inputs to ±15kV for printer, PC, and computer applications.

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Microcontrollers


MAXREFDES117: Heart-Rate and Pulse-Oximetry Monitor
Optical module with integrated red and IR LEDs for finger or earlobe heart-rate detection.

MAXREFDES72: Pmod Adapter for Arduino Platform
Arduino Uno R3 and 2x6 Digilent® Pmod interface supports prototyping applications.

MAX32630FTHR: Rapid Development Platform for MAX32630 Arm Cortex®-M4F MCU
Ultra-low-power with on-board PMIC, 2MB flash, 512KB SRAM and peripherals in a tiny dual-row header board.

MAX32660-EVSYS: Ultra-Low-Power Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU MCU Development Platform
Offers a compact microcontroller development platform with access to the controller's features with a debug module.

MAX32625PICO: Ultra-Low-Power Arm Cortex-M4 MCU Development Board
Rapid development platform includes microcontroller and PMIC in an ultra-compact 0.6in x 1.0in footprint.

MAX32620FTHR: Arm Cortex-M4F Development Platform with Expansion Connectors for Battery-Powered Devices
Mbed-enabled development platform with ultra-low-power MCU, on-board PMIC, fuel gauge, and Pmod connectors for battery-optimized solutions.

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