Evaluation Kit for the MAX3738

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The MAX3738 evaluation kit (EV kit) is an assembled demonstration board that provides complete optical and electrical evaluation of the MAX3738.

The EV kit is composed of two independent sections, one optical and one electrical, on the PC board. The output of the electrical evaluation section is interfaced to an SMP connector that can be connected to a 50Ω terminated oscilloscope. The output of the optical evaluation section is configured for attachment to a laser/monitor diode.

Key Features

  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • Single +3.3V Power Supply Operation
  • AC-Coupling Provided On-Board
  • Allows Optical and Electrical Evaluation


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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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