Evaluation System/Evaluation Kit for the MAX6655, MAX6656

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The MAX6655 evaluation system (EV system) consists of a MAX6655 evaluation kit (EV kit) and a companion Maxim SMBus™ interface board.

The MAX6655 EV kit is an assembled and tested PC board that demonstrates the MAX6655 dual remote/local temperature sensor and four-channel voltage monitor. It monitors the MAX6655 temperature and supply voltage, the temperature of two external diode-connected transistors, and the voltage of three external supplies. Temperature is converted to 11-bit serial data and voltage to 8-bit data. Two 2N3906 temperature-sensor transistors come soldered to the board in SOT23 packages, but they can be removed. The board can then be connected through a twisted pair to remote diodes closer to your system.

The Maxim SMBus interface board (MAXSMBus) allows an IBM®-compatible PC to use its parallel port to emulate an Intel® System Management Bus (SMBus) 2-wire interface. Windows® 95/98-compatible software provides a user-friendly interface to exercise the features of the MAX6655. The program is menu driven and offers a graphic interface with control buttons and status display.

Order the MAX6655EVSYS for complete IBM PC-based evaluation of the MAX6655. Order the MAX6655EVKIT if you already have an SMBus interface.

To evaluate the MAX6656, order a free sample of the MAX6656MEE.

Key Features

  • Measures and Displays Three Temperature Channels
    • Two Remote PN Junctions
    • One Local Sensor
  • Monitors Four Voltage Channels
    • Three External (+2.5V, +3.3V, and +12V Nominal)
    • VCC Pin (+5V Nominal)
  • Programmable Alarms and Configuration
  • Operating Temperature Ranges
    • -55°C to +125°C (Remote Sensors)
    • 0°C to +70°C (Board)
  • SMBus/I²C Compatible
  • Easy-to-Use Menu-Driven Software
  • Assembled and Tested
  • Includes Windows 95/98-Compatible Software and Demo PC Board


  • Communication Systems
  • Computers: Desktop, Workstation, Server
  • Notebook Computers
  • Servers
  • Thin Clients
  • Workstations

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