Evaluation Kit for the MAX3873A


The MAX3873A evaluation kit (EV kit) simplifies evaluation of the MAX3873A, a low-power 2.488Gbps/2.67Gbps clock recovery and data retiming IC. The EV kit enables testing of all the MAX3873A functions. SMA connectors are provided for the differential CML-compatible data and clock outputs. The differential data and clock outputs have on-board AC-coupling capacitors to allow direct connection to a high-speed oscilloscope. The MAX3873A EV kit is configured for 3.3V operation and consumes up to 150mA.

Key Features

  • SMA Connections for All System I/Os
  • Test Point for Monitoring Loss-of-Lock (active-low LOL)
  • Single 3.3V Power-Supply Operation
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


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