Evaluation Kit for the MAXQ615

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The MAXQ615 evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven platform for conveniently evaluating the capabilities of the MAXQ615 low-power, 16-bit, RISC microcontroller targeted for battery-powered applications. The EV kit includes a MAXQ615 EV kit board, example software, USB-to-JTAG interface board, 10-pin JTAG interface cable, and a standard A-to-mini-B USB cable for connecting to a personal computer. The EV kit board, which provides pin headers providing access to the processor's I/O port pins, a 5V power-supply input, pushbutton switches for user input, and an on-board SPI ADC and I²C temperature sensor for demonstration purposes. The EV kit provides a complete, functional system ideal for developing and debugging applications as well as evaluating the overall capabilities of the MAXQ615 RISC processor.

Key Features

  • Easily Loads and Debugs Code Using Supplied JTAG Board
  • JTAG Interface Provides In-Application Debugging Features
    • Step-by-Step Execution Tracing
    • Breakpointing by Code Address, Data Memory Address, or Register Access
    • Data Memory or Register Content View and Edit
  • On-Board 3.3V Voltage Regulator
  • On-Board DS1775 I²C Temperature Sensor
  • On-Board MAX1118 SPI ADC
  • Two User-Input Pushbutton Switches with Paired Indicator LEDs (Connected to GPIO)
  • Prototyping Area
  • (Optional) +5V Regulated, Minimum 250mA Capacity, Center Post Positive Power Supply with 2.5mm Jack. Models that have been used in the past include CUI Inc. model DPR050030-P6P-SZ and V Infinity model EPS050100-P6P. If the EV kit is powered through the USB-to-JTAG adapter (through the 5V supply provided on the JTAG cable), then this power supply is not needed.


  • Battery-Powered Portable Equipment
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Home Appliances
  • Portable Computing
  • White Goods

Technical Documents

App Note 6315 MAXQ® to the Rescue: A Multimeter Gets a New Lease on Life

Quality and Environmental Data

Request Reliability Report for: MAXQ615-KIT 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
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