Evaluation Kit for the MAX3532

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The MAX3532 evaluation kit (EV kit) simplifies evaluation of the MAX3532 CATV upstream driver amplifier. It includes a serial data interface, which can be programmed via the parallel port of a standard PC. A QuickBasic™ program is included to facilitate this function. This software allows the user to program both the gain and transmit modes via a simple user interface.

Access to the device input and output is provided through 50Ω SMA connectors. The input is matched to 50Ω, while the output circuit contains a series 24Ω resistor that increases the load on the output transformer to 75Ω when using 50Ω test equipment at the output.

Key Features

  • Single +5V Operation
  • Output Level Range from < 8dBmV to 62dBmV
  • Gain Programmable in 1dB Steps via Software
  • 350mW Typical Power Dissipation
  • Transmit-Disable Mode
  • Two Shutdown Modes
  • Control Software Included
  • Fully Assembled and Tested Surface-Mount Board


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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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