Evaluation Kit for the MAX3286, MAX3296 Longwave (Common Anode)

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The MAX3296 longwave (LW) evaluation kit (EV kit) is an assembled, surface-mount demonstration board that provides easy optical and electrical evaluation of the MAX3286 1.25Gbps laser driver or the MAX3296 2.5Gbps laser driver in the common-anode configuration. This kit allows evaluation of the MAX3286/MAX3296 with long-wavelength laser diodes. Long-wavelength (1310nm and greater) laser diodes are typically packaged with their anode connected to a photodetector's cathode.

Refer to the MAX3296EVKIT-SW for evaluation of the MAX3286/MAX3296 with short-wavelength laser diodes and VCSELs.

Key Features

  • Drives Common-Anode Lasers
  • Includes Socket for Laser Insertion
  • LED Fault Indicator
  • Evaluates Either MAX3286 or MAX3296 (installed)
  • Adjustable Laser Bias Current
  • Adjustable Laser Modulation Current
  • Adjustable Laser Modulation Current Tempco
  • Configured for Electrical Operation, No Laser Necessary


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