The MAX3296 longwave (LW) evaluation kit (EV kit) is an assembled, surface-mount demonstration board that provides easy optical and electrical evaluation of the MAX3286 1.25Gbps laser driver or the MAX3296 2.5Gbps laser driver in the common-anode configuration. This kit allows evaluation of the MAX3286/MAX3296 with long-wavelength laser diodes. Long-wavelength (1310nm and greater) laser diodes are typically packaged with their anode connected to a photodetector's cathode.
Refer to the MAX3296EVKIT-SW for evaluation of the MAX3286/MAX3296 with short-wavelength laser diodes and VCSELs.
Drives Common-Anode Lasers
Includes Socket for Laser Insertion
LED Fault Indicator
Evaluates Either MAX3286 or MAX3296 (installed)
Adjustable Laser Bias Current
Adjustable Laser Modulation Current
Adjustable Laser Modulation Current Tempco
Configured for Electrical Operation, No Laser Necessary