Evaluation System/Evaluation Kit for the MAX4397

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The MAX4397 evaluation system (MAX4397EVCMODU) is a complete dual SCART audio/video switch matrix system consisting of a MAX4397 evaluation kit (EV kit) and the Maxim CMODUSB command module. Order the EV kit (MAX4397EVKIT) separately if the user already has an I²C master or if the Maxim CMODUSB command module has already been purchased.

The MAX4397 EV kit is an assembled and tested PC board used to evaluate the MAX4397 dual SCART audio/video switch matrix. It routes audio, video, and control signals between an MPEG decoder and the VCR/TV SCART connectors. The Maxim CMODUSB command module provides the I²C interface and is connected to the PC through the Universal Serial Bus (USB) port.

The EV kit also includes Windows® 98/2000/XP-compatible software, which provides a simple user interface for exercising the MAX4397's features. The program is menu-driven and offers a graphical user interface (GUI) complete with control buttons and a status display. The EV kit comes with the MAX4397SCTM installed. Contact the factory for free samples of the pin-compatible MAX4397DCTM to evaluate this part.

Key Features

  • Route MPEG Decoder Signals to VCR/TV SCART Connectors
  • On-Board SCART Connectors
  • I²C Interface
  • Easy-to-Use, Menu-Driven Software
  • Completely Assembled and Tested
  • Include Windows 98/2000/XP-Compatible Software


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