Evaluation Kit for the MAX3540

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The MAX3540 evaluation kit (EV kit) simplifies the testing and evaluation of the MAX3540 NTSC, ATSC, and hybrid tuner. The EV kit is fully assembled and tested at the factory. Standard 50Ω SMA connectors are included on the EV kit for the inputs and outputs 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 description of the EV kit circuit, the circuit schematic, a component list of materials for the kit, and artwork for each layer of the PCB.

Key Features

  • Easy Evaluation of the MAX3540
  • 50Ω SMA Connectors
  • All Critical Peripheral Components Included
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • PC Control Software Available at


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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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