Evaluation Kit for the MAX3845 and MAX4814E

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The MAX3845/MAX4814E evaluation kit (EV kit) is an assembled demonstration board that provides in-system evaluation of the MAX3845 DVI™/HDMI™ 2:4 TMDS® fanout/buffer and the MAX4814E 2:4 low-frequency switch. The input and output connections are made through Molex DVI and HDMI connectors for direct connection to DVI and HDMI cables.

An AC-to-DC wall-plug power adapter is included to provide power for the board. The board contains DC-DC conversion circuitry to allow operation of the +3.3V-supplied MAX3845 from the +5V DC wall-plug source.

Key Features

  • Full 4-Output Fanout
  • Independent DDC Routing to Any Output from Each Input with Priority to Input 1
  • DVI-I and HDMI Connectors
  • Supports Full 1080p and 1920 x 1200 Resolutions
  • Input 2 Includes MAX3815 for Extended Cable Usage Up to 60 Meters
  • Independent Selection of Preemphasis Level on Each Output
  • All TMDS I/Os Feature 15kV HBM ESD Protection
  • Wall-Plug Power-Supply Operation
  • Fully Assembled and Tested


  • Digital Signage and Industrial Display
  • DVI/HDMI Crosspoint Switches
  • DVI/HDMI Distribution Amplifiers
  • Home A/V Receivers
  • PC Monitor Distribution
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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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