Converting the DS2152/DS2154 Demo Kits

Abstract: This application note provides the instruction to convert the Dallas Semiconductor/Maxim DS2152/DS2154 T1/E1 demo kits.

The DS2152DK & DS2154DK are ordered and shipped for either T1 or E1 operation. However, the kits are easily converted to the other mode.

To convert from DS2152DK to DS2154DK: T1→
  1. Place DS2154 in location marked U1.
  2. Place 2.048 MHz oscillator in location marked X1.
  3. Remove and replace Rr.
  4. Cut trace and place Rt, see note 3 below.

To convert from DS2154DK to DS2152DK: E1→
  1. Place DS2152 in location marked U1.
  2. Place 1.544 MHz oscillator in location marked X1.
  3. Remove and replace Rr.
  4. Remove Rt and solder wire in place.
The table below details the required components.

Component Description T1 E1
U1 SCT DS2152 DS2154
X1 OSCILLATOR¹ 1.544 MHz 2.049 MHz
R25 & R26 Rt 0Ω², ³ 9,2Ω²
R33 & R34 Rr 50Ω 37.5Ω for 75 Ohm Termination
60Ω for 120 Ohm Termination


  1. Recommended oscillators: NTH039A-1.544000 & NTH039A-2.04800.

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  2. The DS2152DK and DS2154DK are both shipped with a 1:1.15 transformer (PE-65388) in the transmit path.Some of the configurations in the data sheets specify a 1:1.36 transformer, PE-64937 is a 1:1.36 transformer available from Pulse Engineering.

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  3. The DS2152DK is shipped without R25 & R26, the kit is configured with Rt=0Ω by shorting the path on the printed circuit board. In order to place resistors, Rt≠0, the traces must be cut. The locations to cut can be found by turning the PCB over and locating the trace that connects the through holes at either end of the R25 & R26 resistors. Carefully cut them with an X-acto knife, and solder the resistors in place on the top side of the PCB.