Evaluation Kit for the MAX98089 (WLP)

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The MAX98089 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested circuit board that evaluates the MAX98089 audio codec. The IC is an integrated audio codec including microphone amplifiers, line amplifiers, an earpiece amplifier, stereo Class D amplifiers, stereo DirectDrive® headphone amplifiers, and digital signal processing. The EV kit also includes Windows XP®-, Windows Vista®-, and Windows® 7-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the IC.

The EV kit provides access to all analog and digital inputs/outputs on the IC. To enable easy connection to a wide range of audio sources, audio devices are included to convert both USB data and S/PDIF data to I²S.

The EV kit integrates a MAXQ2000 microcontroller to enable I²C communication with devices on the EV kit. The EV kit software, running on a Windows PC, communicates with the EV kit over a standard USB port. The EV kit software provides an intuitive interface to exercise the functions of the IC.

The EV kit comes with a MAX98089EWY+ installed.

Key Features

  • 2.8V to 5.5V Single-Supply Operation
  • Proven Audio PCB Layout
  • On-Board USB-to-I²C Interface Circuit
  • On-Board USB-to-I²S Converter
  • On-Board S/PDIF Transceiver
  • On-Board Clock Source
  • On-Board Digital Microphone
  • Evaluates the MAX98089EWY+ in a 3.8mm x 3.3mm, 63-Bump WLP Package
  • Windows XP-, Windows Vista-, and Windows 7-Compatible Software
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Ideal for any product (e.g., tablets, netbooks, smartbooks) that uses a codec, but cannot afford to use higher cost HDI (high density) PCBs.
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