Evaluation Kit (EV Kit, Development Kit): A printed circuit board with an integrated circuit and support components to produce a working circuit for evaluation and development. Most Evaluation Kits are fully assembled and tested.
EVKIT: Part number suffix used for Maxim Evaluation Kits.
Dallas Semiconductor, now owned by Maxim, used the term "development kit."
See the list of Maxim Evaluation Kits and EVKit software.