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MAX5879EVKIT

Evaluation Kit for the MAX5879

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Key Features

  • Evaluates the MAX5879
  • 2.3 Gsps Maximum Update Rate
    • 2:1 and 4:1 MUX Mode Support
  • Proven 12-Layer PCB Design
  • Single-Ended Clock Interface
    • 2.3GHz Maximum Clock Rate
  • Single-Ended DAC Output Interface
    • Selectable Frequency Response
    • Wideband Output Transformer
    • Supports from 50MHz to >2GHz
  • On-Board 1.25V Reference Circuitry
  • On-Board Divide-by-Two Data Clock Divider
    • Reduces Frequency for use with FPGA/ASIC
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Applications/Uses

  • Arbitrary Waveform Generators
  • Broadband Communications
  • Digital Video Broadcast
  • Direct Digital Synthesis
  • Edge QAM and CMTS
  • Radar and Avionics
  • Software-Defined Radio
  • Wireless Infrastructure

Description

The MAX5879 evaluation kit (EV kit) contains a single MAX5879 14-bit, 2.3Gsps direct RF synthesis digital-toanalog converter (DAC). The evaluation board includes a transformer circuit used to convert the differential DAC output to a single-ended 50Ω signal. An on-board, 3-transformer circuit is also provided to convert a singleended 50Ω clock source into the well balanced, 50% duty cycle, 100Ω differential source required by the MAX5879.

The MAX5879 evaluation board employs two SAMTECH Q Strip® (QSH) connectors for the digital interface. The EV kit includes an adapter board that converts the QSH interface to an FPGA Mezzanine Connector (FMC). The FMC connector is commonly available on Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) FPGA evaluation boards such as the Xilinx© Virtex® -7VC707 EV kit.

The MAX5879 EV kit is supported by the MUXDAC Data Source based on a VC707 FPGA board which provides a useful tool for supplying the digital signals required to evaluate the MAX5879. Refer to the MUXDAC Data Source User’s Guide for more information.

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