Evaluation Kit for the MAX5494, MAX5495, MAX5496, MAX5497, MAX5498, and MAX5499

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The MAX5498 evaluation kit (EV kit) is an assembled and tested PCB that demonstrates the MAX5498 10-bit (1024-tap), dual, nonvolatile, SPI™-interface, linear-taper digital potentiometer. Windows® 2000/XP- and Windows Vista®-compatible software provides a handy user interface to exercise the features of the MAX5498.

The EV kit can also be used to evaluate the MAX5494, MAX5495, MAX5496, MAX5497, or MAX5499. The MAX5494/MAX5495 provide two programmable voltage-dividers, the MAX5496/MAX5497 provide two variable resistors, and the MAX5498/MAX5499 provide one programmable voltage-divider and one variable resistor. The MAX5494/MAX5496/MAX5498 devices have 10kΩ end-to-end resistance and the MAX5495/MAX5497/MAX5499 devices have 50kΩ end-to-end resistance. To evaluate the MAX5494–MAX5497 or MAX5499, request a free sample (ETE+ suffix) along with the MAX5498 EV kit.

Key Features

  • 2.7V to 5.25V Single-Supply Operation
  • Power-On Recall of Wiper Position from Nonvolatile Memory
  • On-Board USB Interface Circuit
  • USB Powered
  • USB-PC Connection (Cable Included)
  • PCB Pads for User-Supplied Microcontroller Interface Signals
  • Labeled Test Points for Potentiometer Signals (L, W, and H)
  • Proven USB-Compatible PCB Layout
  • Evaluates MAX5494–MAX5499
  • Windows 2000/XP- and Windows Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software
  • Lead(Pb)-Free and RoHS Compliant
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Gain and Offset Adjustment
  • LCD Contrast Adjustment
  • Low-Drift Programmable-Gain Amplifiers
  • Mechanical Potentiometer Replacement
  • Pressure Sensors
  • Volume Control

Quality and Environmental Data

Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C  

Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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