The MAX19710–MAX19713 evaluation systems (EV systems) consist of MAX19710–MAX19713 evaluation kits (EV kits), a companion Maxim command module (CMODUSB) interface board, and software. Order the complete EV system (see the Ordering Information
in the full data sheet) for comprehensive evaluation of the MAX19710–MAX19713 using a personal computer. Order the EV kit if the command module has already been purchased with a previous Maxim EV system, or for custom use in other microcontroller-based (µC) systems.
The MAX19710–MAX19713 EV kits are fully assembled and tested PCBs that contain all the components necessary to evaluate the performance of the MAX19710–MAX19713 analog front-ends (AFEs). These AFEs integrate a dual-receive analog-to-digital converter (Rx ADC), a dual-transmit digital-to-analog converter (Tx DAC), a 1.024V internal voltage reference, three low-speed serial DACs, and one low-speed serial ADC. The EV kit boards accept AC- or DC-coupled, differential or single-ended analog inputs for the Rx ADC and include circuitry that converts the Tx DAC differential output signals to single-ended analog outputs. The EV kits include circuitry that generates a clock signal from an AC sine-wave input signal. The EV kits operate from a +3.0V analog power supply, a +1.8V digital power supply, a +3.0V clock power supply, and ±5V bipolar power supplies.
The Maxim command module interface board (CMODUSB) allows a PC to use its USB port to emulate an SPI™ 3-wire interface. Windows® 98SE/2000/XP-compatible software, which can be downloaded from www.maximintegrated.com/evkitsoftware
, provides a user-friendly interface to exercise the features of the MAX19710–MAX19713. The program is menu driven and offers a graphical user interface (GUI) with control buttons and a status display.