Evaluation Kit for the MAX2870 and MAX2871

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The MAX2870/MAX2871 evaluation kits (EV kits) simplify the testing and evaluation of the MAX2870 and MAX2871 ultra-wideband phase-locked loop (PLL) with integrated voltage-control oscillators (VCOs). Each EV kit is fully assembled and tested at the factory. Standard 50Ω SMA connectors are included on the EV kits for the inputs and outputs to enable quick and easy evaluation on the test bench.

This document provides a Quick Start guide, a description of the EV kit circuit, a Troubleshooting Guide, the circuit schematic, a list of components for the EV kit, and diagrams for each layer of the PCB.

Note: This EV kit data sheet supports the MAX2870 (Rev B) and MAX2871 EV kits. Customers using MAX2870 (Rev A) EV kit can access the schematic, PCB layout, and user guide under the Help menu of the EV kit software.

Key Features

  • Easy Evaluation of the MAX2870 and MAX2871
  • 50Ω SMA Connectors
  • All Critical Peripheral Components Included
  • PC Control Software
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Clock Generation
  • PMAR/LMAR/Public Safety Radio
  • Satellite Communications
  • Test and Measurement
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Wireless LANs/CATV

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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