Evaluation Kit for the MAX3503, MAX3505

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The MAX3503/MAX3505 evaluation kits (EV kits) simplify evaluation of the MAX3503 and MAX3505 CATV upstream amplifiers. The kits include a data interface that can be programmed through the parallel port of a standard PC. Software (Windows® 95/98 compatible) is available at EV Kit Software to facilitate this function. This software allows programming of all available features through a simple user interface.

Access to the device input and output is provided through 50Ω SMA connectors. The input is terminated with 50Ω. The output circuit includes a 75Ω to 50Ω minimum-loss pad for use with 50Ω equipment.

Key Features

  • Single-Supply Operation
  • Output Level Range Up to 64dBmV (MAX3505)
  • Gain Programmable in 0.5dB Steps
  • Transmit-Disable Mode
  • Shutdown Mode
  • Control Software Available for Download
  • Fully Assembled and Tested Surface-Mount Board


  • CATV Status Monitors
  • DOCSIS®/EuroDOCSIS™ and DVB Cable Modems
  • OpenCable™ Set-Top Box
  • Telephony-Over-Cable

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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