Evaluation Kit for the MAX2312, MAX2316

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The MAX2312/MAX2316 evaluation kits (EV kits) simplify testing of the MAX2312/MAX2316 IF receivers. These kits allow evaluation of the devices' variable-gain amplifier (VGA), I/Q demodulator, voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), synthesizer, 3-wire programming interface, and power-management features. Figure 2 shows the MAX2312/MAX2316 EV kits schematic.

The EV kits provide 50Ω SMA connectors for all signal inputs and outputs. A varactor-based tank circuit is provided for the on-chip VCO and can be tuned by a potentiometer or an external voltage or phase locked with the on-chip phase-locked loop (PLL). PC board pads (J12, J13, J14, J15) are available for installing low-inductance oscilloscope probe points, if desired.

Key Features

  • 3-Wire Interface
  • Differential Baseband Outputs
  • +2.7V to +5.5V Single-Supply Operation
  • SMA Connectors on All Signal Ports
  • Low-Power Shutdown Mode
  • PC Control Software (available at

Technical Documents

Tutorial 5100 General Layout Guidelines for RF and Mixed-Signal PCBs

Quality and Environmental Data

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