Evaluation Kit for the MAX14830

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The MAX14830 evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven design to evaluate the MAX14830 quad-channel universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter (UART) IC. Each UART contains 128 words of receive and transmit first-in/first-out (FIFO) buffer that can be controlled through the SPI or I²C interface. Each of the four UARTs are selected through SPI or I²C in-band addressing.

Each of the four UARTs can interface with an IO-Link® master transceiver or an RS-485/RS-232 multiprotocol transceiver. The EV kit contains on-board IO-Link master transceivers, RS-485/RS-232 multiprotocol transceivers, and double-pole/double-throw (DPDT) switches are used to select between the IO link and RS-485/RS-232 transceivers.

The EV kit operates from a +3.3V and a +24V DC supply and requires 100mA of current from each supply. This EV kit requires a user-supplied SPI/I²C controller and software.

The EV kit comes with a MAX14830ETM+ installed.

Key Features

  • +3.3V and +24V Power-Supply Operation
  • On-Board IO-Link Master Transceivers (MAX14824)
  • On-Board RS-485/RS-232 Multiprotocol Transceivers (MAX3160E)
  • PCB Header for User-Supplied SPI- and I²C-Compatible Signals
  • PCB Headers for UART Signals (J1)
  • Evaluates the MAX14830 in a 48-Pin TQFN (7mm x 7mm) Package
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Airplane Communication Buses
  • Automotive Infotainment Systems
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • IO-Link Master Controllers
  • Medical Systems
  • Point-of-Sales Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
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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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