Evaluation Kit for the MAX9860

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The MAX9860 evaluation kit (EV kit) consists of a MAX9860 evaluation board and software. The EV kit is a fully assembled and tested circuit board that evaluates the MAX9860 low-power, voiceband, mono audio codec. The EV kit is designed to send and receive digital audio data in the Sony/Philips digital interface (S/PDIF) format and can be optionally configured to communicate using generic digital audio or I²S-compatible signals. The EV kit provides fiber optic receiving and transmitting modules for digital audio input and output.

The EV kit includes Windows® 2000-, Windows XP®-, and Windows Vista®-compatible software that provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the MAX9860. The EV kit is connected to a PC through a USB A-to-B cable.

Key Features

  • USB-PC Connection (Cable Included)
  • USB Powered (External Power Supply Not Required)
  • On-Board 12.288MHz and 13MHz Clock Oscillators
  • On-Board Digital Audio Interface Transceiver
  • On-Board Fiber Optic Transmitter and Receiver Modules
  • Isolation Header for Direct Communication with the MAX9860 I²C and Digital Audio Interfaces
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Windows 2000-, Windows XP-, and Windows Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software


  • Audio Accessories
  • Audio Headsets
  • Mobile Phones
  • Portable Navigation Device
  • Smart Phones
  • VoIP Phones
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