Evaluation Kit for the MAX3949

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The MAX3949 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully tested and assembled demonstration board that provides optical evaluation of the MAX3949 AC-coupled, 1Gbps to 11.3Gbps laser driver. The controlling software communicates with the EV kit through the USB port and provides simplified control of all functions of the IC. The EV kit can be fully powered by the USB port or the user can choose to power the IC by a single external 3.3V supply, while the USB port supplies the on-board microcontroller. The flex-cable connection on the evaluation board allows attachment of lasers incorporating flex cables.

Key Features

  • Drives Differentially Connected Lasers
  • Software Control of the IC
  • Power Supplied through the USB or External Connection
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


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Quality and Environmental Data

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