Evaluation Kit for the MAX9979

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The MAX9979 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested PCB that evaluates the MAX9979 dual-channel pin electronic driver, comparator, load, and PMU with integrated level-setting DACs. It includes SMA connections for the high-speed digital I/Os and the MAX9979 pin driver outputs. It is connected to the computer through the universal serial bus (USB) port. It also includes Windows® 10-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the MAX9979.

Key Features

  • High Speed: 1.1Gbps at 1VP-P
  • Extremely Low Power Dissipation: 1.2W/Channel (Active Load Disabled)
  • Wide Voltage Range: -1.5V to +6.5V and Up to 13V VHH
  • Low-Leak Mode: 10nA (max)
  • Integrated 16–Bit, Level-Setting DACs
  • Programmable Cable-Droop Compensation
  • Programmable Driver Output Impedance
  • Programmable Slew-Rate Control for Driver Output
  • Integrated Voltage Clamps
  • Integrated 20mA Active Load
  • Integrated Per-Pin PMU
  • Heatsink Included for Safe Operation
  • Windows 10 Compatible
  • USB-PC Connection (Cable Included)
  • Lead (Pb)-Free and RoHS Compliant
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


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