Evaluation Kit for the MAX2016

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The MAX2016 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested surface-mount PCB that allows for easy evaluation of the MAX2016 dual logarithmic detector/controller. The MAX2016 EV kit includes connections to operate the device as a detector or as a controller. The RF inputs utilize 50Ω SMA connectors for convenient connections to test equipment.

Key Features

  • Complete Gain and VSWR Detector/Controller
  • Dual-Channel RF Power Detector/Controller
  • Low Frequency to 2.5GHz Frequency Range
  • Exceptional Accuracy Over Temperature
  • High 80dB Dynamic Range
  • 2.7V to 5.25V* Supply Voltage Range
  • Internal 2V Reference
  • Scaling Stable Over Supply and Temperature Variations
  • Controller Mode with Error Output
  • Available in 5mm x 5mm, 28-Pin Thin QFN Package
*See the Power-Supply Connection section located in the full data sheet.


  • Cellular Base Station, Microwave Link, Radar
  • Dual-Channel Precision AGC/RF Power Control
  • Dual-Channel RF Power Measurements
  • Log-Ratio Function for RF Signals
  • Military Applications
  • Remote System Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Return Loss/VSWR Measurements
  • RF/IF Power Amplifier (PA) Linearization

Technical Documents

Tutorial 5100 General Layout Guidelines for RF and Mixed-Signal PCBs
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C   Material Composition  

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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