Evaluation Kit for the MAX2396

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The MAX2396 evaluation kit (EV kit) simplifies the evaluation of the MAX2396 WCDMA direct-downconversion receive IC. It is fully assembled and tested at the factory. Standard 50Ω SMA and BNC connectors are included on the EV kit to allow quick and easy evaluation on the test bench.

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

Key Features

  • EV Kit Is Fully Assembled and Tested
  • Fully Monolithic Direct-Conversion Receiver
    • Includes: Fully Integrated On-Chip RF VCO
    • Eliminates: External IF SAW + IF AGC + I/Q
    • Demodulator
  • Meets All 3GPP Receiver's Standard Requirements with at Least 3dB Margin on Eb/No
  • Operates from a Single +2.7V to +3.3V Supply
  • Over 90dB of Gain-Control Range
  • Channel Selectivity Fully On-Chip, with Superior ACS (>39dB)
  • SPI™-/QSPI™-/MICROWIRE™-Compatible 3-Wire Serial Interface
  • Receiver Current Consumption 31mA
  • On-Chip DC Offset Cancellation
  • Small 28-Pin QFN Leadless Package

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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