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.
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