MAX2659 Evaluation Kit

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The MAX2659 evaluation kit (EV kit) simplifies evaluation of the MAX2659 GPS/GNSS low-noise amplifier (LNA). The MAX2659 high-gain, LNA is designed for GPS, Galileo, and GLONASS applications. The EV kit enables testing of the device's performance and requires no additional support circuitry. The MAX2659 EV kit is fully assembled with the MAX2659 IC on-board and incorporates input matching components to optimize performance. The EV kit's signal inputs and outputs use SMA connectors to facilitate the connection of RF test equipment.

Key Features

  • Easy Evaluation of the MAX2659 IC
  • 1.6V to 3.3V Single-Supply Operation
  • RF Input and Output Matched to 50Ω
  • Jumper Included for Shutdown Setting
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Automotive Navigation
  • Avionics
  • Cellular Phones with GPS
  • Location-Enabled Mobile Devices
  • Notebook PCs/Ultra-Mobile PCs
  • Personal Navigation Devices (PND)
  • Recreational, Marine Navigation
  • Telematics (Asset Tracking and Management)

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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