Evaluation Kit for the MAX2039

Please check latest availability status for a specific part variant.


The MAX2039 evaluation kit (EV kit) simplifies the evaluation of the MAX2039 UMTS, DCS, and PCS base-station up/downconversion mixer. It is fully assembled and tested at the factory. Standard 50Ω SMA connectors are included on the EV kit's input and output ports to allow quick and easy evaluation on the test bench.

This document provides a list of test equipment required to evaluate the device, a straightforward test procedure to verify functionality, a description of the EV kit circuit, the circuit schematic, a bill of materials (BOM) for the kit, and artwork for each layer of the PC board.

Key Features

  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • 50Ω SMA Connectors on Input and Output Ports
  • 1700MHz to 2200MHz RF Frequency Range
  • 1500MHz to 2000MHz LO Frequency Range
  • 1900MHz to 2400MHz LO Frequency Range (Contact Factory)
  • DC to 350MHz IF Frequency Range
  • 7.1dB Conversion Loss
  • +34.5dBm Input IP3 (Downconversion)
  • +24.4dBm Input 1dB Compression Point
  • 7.3dB Noise Figure
  • Integrated LO Buffer
  • Integrated RF and LO Baluns
  • Low -3dBm to +3dBm LO Drive
  • Built-In SPDT LO Switch with 45dB LO1 to LO2 Isolation and 50ns Switching Time
  • External Current-Setting Resistor Provides Option for Operating Mixer in Reduced-Power/Reduced-Performance Mode
  • Applications/Uses

    • DCS1800/PCS1900 EDGE Base Stations
    • Digital and Spread-Spectrum Communication Systems
    • Fixed Broadband Wireless Access
    • Microwave Links
    • Military Systems
    • PHS/PAS Base Stations
    • Predistortion Receivers
    • Private Mobile Radios (PMRs)
    • UMTS/WCDMA Base Stations
    • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)

    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.

    Quality Management System >
    Environmental Management System >


    Related Resources

    Ultra-Wideband, Direct-Conversion, L-Band Satellite Tuner

    • 925MHz to 2175MHz Frequency Range
    • Monolithic VCO
    • High Dynamic Range: -75dBm to 0dBm