Evaluation Kit for the MAX9288//MAX9290

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The MAX9288/MAX9290 evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven design to evaluate the MAX9288 and MAX9290 high-bandwidth gigabit multimedia serial link (GMSL) deserializers with spread spectrum and full-duplex control channel, with the use of a standard FAKRA coaxial cable. The EV kit also includes Windows Vista®-, and Windows® 7-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising features of the device. The EV kit comes with a MAX9288 or MAX9290 IC installed.

For complete GMSL evaluation, using a standard FAKRA coaxial cable, order the MAX9288/MAX9290 coax EV kit and a companion serializer board (e.g., the MAX9275/ MAX9279 coax EV kit referenced in this document). For testing with STP cable, also order the MAXCOAX2STPHSD adapter kit. Only one adapter kit is needed per pair of serializer and deserializer boards.

Note: In the following sections, the term serializer refers to the MAX9275 or MAX9279 ICs and the term deserializer refers to the MAX9288 or MAX9290 ICs. The term SerDes refers to serializer(s) and deserializer(s).

This document applies to both coax and STP EV kits. This document covers coax cables, but the information applies equally to STP cables.

Key Features

  • Drives 4-Channel CSI-2 Output
  • Windows Vista- and Windows 7-Compatible Software
  • USB-Controlled Interface (Cable Included)
  • USB Powered
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • High-Resolution Automotive Navigation
  • Megapixel Camera Systems
  • Rear-Seat Infotainment

Quality and Environmental Data

Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C  

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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Related Resources

13-Bit GMSL Serializer with High-Immunity/ Bandwidth Mode and Coax/STP Cable Drive

  • Ideal for Safety Camera Applications
    • Works with Low-Cost 50Ω Coax (100Ω STP) Cables
    • Error Detection of Video/Control Data
    • High-Immunity Mode for Robust Control-Channel EMC Tolerance
  • High-Speed Data Serialization for Megapixel Cameras
    • Up to 1.74Gbps Serial-Bit Rate
    • 12.5MHz to 116MHz x 12-Bit + H/V Data through Internal Encoding
  • Multiple Modes for System Flexibility
    • 9.6kbps to 1Mbps Control Channel in I²C Mode (with Clock Stretch)
    • Crosspoint Switch Accepts Any Input Bitmap
    • Modes for Encoded VSYNC and HSYNC