Evaluation Kit for the MAX1617A

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The MAX1617A evaluation kit (EV kit) is a demonstration platform for the MAX1617A temperature-sensor IC. It monitors both the junction temperature of the IC and the temperature of a remote (external) diode-connected transistor, and converts these temperatures to 8-bit, 2-wire serial data. A 2N3904 remote temperature-sensor transistor comes soldered to the board in a SOT23 package, but for more realistic experiments, it can easily be removed and connected through a twisted pair to the DXP and DXN terminals.

The EV kit is designed to be connected to a standard IBM®-compatible PC parallel printer port. Signals from the parallel port are converted to open-drain SMBus™ clock and data by a 74HC05 logic chip on the board. An on-board MAX1615 linear regulator steps down the unregulated DC input to 5V to power the glue logic, the MAX1617A, and the SMBus pullup resistors.

The software runs under Windows® 95, 98, or 2000. This user-friendly program is menu-driven and offers a graphic user interface with control buttons and numeric data displays. Note: Windows 2000 requires the installation of a driver; refer to Win2000.pdf or Win2000.txt located on the diskette.

Key Features

  • Measures and Displays Sensor Temperature
  • Simultaneously Monitors Package and a Remote Sensor
  • Programs Alarms, Configuration, and Rate
  • Operating Temperature Ranges
    • -55°C to +125°C (remote sensor)
    • 0°C to +70°C (board)
  • Easy to Use
  • Includes: Windows 95/98/2000 Software, Demo PC Board, 3.5 in. Floppy Disk


  • Central Office Telecom Equipment
  • Computers: Desktop, Workstation, Server
  • Industrial Controls
  • LAN Servers
  • Multichip Modules
  • Smart Battery Packs/Chargers
  • Test and Measurement Equipment

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