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High-Speed Quad Driver with Integrated DACs, Cable-Droop Compensation, Slew-Rate Control, and VHH Fourth-Level Drive

Industry's Fastest Quad-Channel Driver with Widest -2V to +6V Operating Range

Product Details

The MAX32000 is a fully integrated, quad-channel, high-performance pin-electronics driver with built-in level-setting DACs, ideal for memory and SOC ATE systems. Each MAX32000 channel includes a four-level pin driver, programmable cable-droop compensation, five 14-bit DACs, and a comparator that is useful for AC calibration.

The driver features a wide -2V to +6V operating range and a data rate of 1200Mbps at +2V operation, and in high-voltage mode (VHH mode) offers an output voltage range of 0 to 13V. The device includes high impedance, active termination (3rd-level drive), and is highly linear even at low voltage swings. The calibration comparators and multiplexer provide a timing calibration path for each channel. A serial interface configures the device, easing PCB signal routing.

The MAX32000 is available in a 64-pin TQFP-EPR package with top-side exposed pad.

Key Features

  • Low Power at High-Speed Maximizes Driver Performance
    • 700mW per Channel
    • 2.57Gbps at +1V Programmed
    • 280ps Typical Rise/Fall Times at +2V (20% to 80%)
    • Very Low Timing Dispersion at 50ps Typical
    • Wide Voltage Range from -2V to +6V
    • Integrated VHH Programming Mode (4th-Level Drive) Up to 13V
    • 100nA Low-Leak Mode
  • Integrated Functionality Provides Value-Added Features
    • Programmable Double Time Constant Cable-Droop Compensation
    • Digital Slew-Rate Control for EMI Sensitive Applications
    • Adjustable Output Resistance with 360mΩ Resolution
    • 22 DACs to Generate DC Voltage Levels for Control and Monitoring
    • 50MHz SPI Interface
  • Applications/Uses

    • Burn-In Testers
    • Digital Testers
    • Discrete Component ATE
    • Memory Testers
    • SOC Testers
    • Wafer Testers
    Parametric specs for ATE Pin Electronics
    Drvr./ Comp./ Load D/C
    # Channels 4
    PDISS (W) (per chan.) 0.7
    VDUT (V) (min) -2
    VDUT (V) (max) 6
    Drive Levels 4
    ROUT (Ω) 48
    Drvr. PW (3Vp-p) (ns) (min) 0.8
    Drvr. tRISE (3Vp-p) (ns) 0.6
    Load Type n/a
    Load (max) n/a
    Prog. Drvr. Slew Rate Yes
    Comparator Configuration n/a
    Clamps No
    Integ. PMU I/F No
    Package/Pins TQFP/64
    Budgetary
    Price (See Notes)
    $37.08 @1k
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    Design & Development

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    Description

    The MAX32000 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested printed circuit board (PCB) that simplifies evaluation and demonstrates the functionality of the MAX32000, a quad-channel pin electronics driver with calibration comparator and level-setting DACs. Standard 50Ω SMA connectors are included on the EV kit for the inputs and outputs to allow for quick and easy evaluation on the test bench.

    The MAX32000 EV kit contains a microcontroller that translates between the SPI interface and USB to allow the user to configure internal registers and modes with graphical user interface (GUI) software running on a PC. The EV kit includes Windows® 10-compatible software that provides a simple GUI for configuration of all the MAX32000 registers through SPI. The EV kit is fully assembled and tested at the factory.

    This document provides a list of equipment required to evaluate the device, straightforward test procedure to verify functionality, description of the EV kit circuit, component list, circuit schematic, and artwork for each layer of the PCB.

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    Features

    • Low Power at High Speed Maximizes Driver Performance
      • 700mW per Channel
      • 2.57Gbps at +1V Programmed
      • 280ps Typical Rise/Fall Times at +2V (20% to 80%)
      • Very Low Timing Dispersion at 50ps (typ)
      • Wide Voltage Range from -2V to +6V
      • Integrated VHH Programming Mode (4th-Level Drive) up to 13V
      • 100nA Low-Leak Mode
    • Integrated Functionality Provides Value-Added Features
      • Programmable Double Time Constant Cable-Droop Compensation
      • Digital Slew-Rate Control for EMI-Sensitive Applications
      • Adjustable Output Resistance with 360mΩ Resolution
      • 22 DACs to Generate DC Voltage Levels for Control and Monitoring
      • 50MHz SPI Interface

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    Parameters

    Parametric specs for ATE Pin Electronics
    Drvr./ Comp./ Load D/C
    # Channels 4
    PDISS (W) (per chan.) 0.7
    VDUT (V) (min) -2
    VDUT (V) (max) 6
    Drive Levels 4
    ROUT (Ω) 48
    Drvr. PW (3Vp-p) (ns) (min) 0.8
    Drvr. tRISE (3Vp-p) (ns) 0.6
    Load Type n/a
    Load (max) n/a
    Prog. Drvr. Slew Rate Yes
    Comparator Configuration n/a
    Clamps No
    Integ. PMU I/F No
    Package/Pins TQFP/64
    Budgetary
    Price (See Notes)
    $37.08 @1k

    Key Features

  • Low Power at High-Speed Maximizes Driver Performance
    • 700mW per Channel
    • 2.57Gbps at +1V Programmed
    • 280ps Typical Rise/Fall Times at +2V (20% to 80%)
    • Very Low Timing Dispersion at 50ps Typical
    • Wide Voltage Range from -2V to +6V
    • Integrated VHH Programming Mode (4th-Level Drive) Up to 13V
    • 100nA Low-Leak Mode
  • Integrated Functionality Provides Value-Added Features
    • Programmable Double Time Constant Cable-Droop Compensation
    • Digital Slew-Rate Control for EMI Sensitive Applications
    • Adjustable Output Resistance with 360mΩ Resolution
    • 22 DACs to Generate DC Voltage Levels for Control and Monitoring
    • 50MHz SPI Interface
  • Applications/Uses

    • Burn-In Testers
    • Digital Testers
    • Discrete Component ATE
    • Memory Testers
    • SOC Testers
    • Wafer Testers

    Description

    The MAX32000 is a fully integrated, quad-channel, high-performance pin-electronics driver with built-in level-setting DACs, ideal for memory and SOC ATE systems. Each MAX32000 channel includes a four-level pin driver, programmable cable-droop compensation, five 14-bit DACs, and a comparator that is useful for AC calibration.

    The driver features a wide -2V to +6V operating range and a data rate of 1200Mbps at +2V operation, and in high-voltage mode (VHH mode) offers an output voltage range of 0 to 13V. The device includes high impedance, active termination (3rd-level drive), and is highly linear even at low voltage swings. The calibration comparators and multiplexer provide a timing calibration path for each channel. A serial interface configures the device, easing PCB signal routing.

    The MAX32000 is available in a 64-pin TQFP-EPR package with top-side exposed pad.

    Technical Docs

    Support & Training

    Search our knowledge base for answers to your technical questions.

    Filtered Search

    Our dedicated team of Applications Engineers are also available to answer your technical questions. Visit our support portal