Evaluation Kit for the MAX2683, MAX2684

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The MAX2683/MAX2684 evaluation kits (EV kits) simplify evaluation of the MAX2683/MAX2684 3.4GHz to 3.8GHz downconverter mixers. The EV kits are fully assembled and tested, allowing simple evaluation of all device functions. All signal ports utilize SMA connectors, providing a convenient interface to RF test equipment.

The MAX2683/MAX2684 are downconversion mixers intended for operation in the 3.4GHz to 3.8GHz frequency range. The MAX2683 is optimized for downconversion to IF frequencies between 100MHz and 400MHz, and allows high-side or low-side LO injection. The MAX2684 is optimized for IF frequencies between 800MHz to 1000MHz and only allows low-side LO injection. A logic-level enabled LO frequency doubler allows the external LO source to run at half frequency, or at full frequency if disabled. As assembled, the MAX2683/MAX2684 EV kits are configured for operation of the LO at half frequency. A few simple component changes configure the EV kit for operation of the LO at full frequency. In addition, an external resistor allows adjustment of device linearity and supply current.

Key Features

  • Easy Evaluation of MAX2683/MAX2684
  • All Critical Peripheral Components Included
  • SMA Input and Output Signal Connectors
  • RF Input Matched to 50Ω at 3600MHz
  • IF Output Matched to 50Ω at 300MHz (MAX2683)
  • IF Output Matched to 50Ω at 900MHz (MAX2684)
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Digital Microwave Radios
  • Wireless Broadband Access
  • 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  

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