Evaluation Kit for the MAX9996

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The MAX9996 evaluation kit (EV kit) simplifies the evaluation of the MAX9996 UMTS, DCS, and PCS base-station downconversion mixer. It is fully assembled and tested at the factory. Standard 50Ω SMA connectors are included on the EV kit's input and output ports to allow quick and easy evaluation on the test bench.

This document provides a list of test equipment required to evaluate the device, a straightforward test procedure to verify functionality, a description of the EV kit circuit, the circuit schematic, a bill of materials (BOM) for the kit, and artwork for each layer of the PC board.

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Key Features

  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • 1700MHz to 2200MHz RF Frequency
  • 1900MHz to 2400MHz LO Frequency
  • 40MHz to 350MHz IF Frequency
  • 8.3dB Conversion Gain
  • 26.5dBm IIP3
  • 9.7dB Noise Figure
  • Integrated LO Buffer
  • Switch-Selectable (SPDT), Two LO Inputs
  • -3dBm to +3dBm LO Drive
  • 43dB LO1 to LO2 Isolation
  • 50Ω SMA Connectors on Input and Output Ports
  • 4:1 Balun for Single-Ended IF Output
  • Applications/Uses

    • cdmaOne™ and cdma2000® Base Stations
    • DCS1800/PCS1900 EDGE Base Stations
    • Digital and Spread-Spectrum Communication Systems
    • Fixed Broadband Wireless Access
    • Microwave Links
    • Military Systems
    • PHS/PAS Base Stations
    • Predistortion Receivers
    • Private Mobile Radios (PMRs)
    • UMTS/WCDMA Base Stations
    • 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  

    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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