The MAX3877/MAX3878 evaluation kits (EV kits) simplify evaluation of the MAX3877/MAX3878 2.5Gbps clock-recovery and data-retiming ICs. These EV kits enable testing of all MAX3877 and MAX3878 functions. SMA connectors are provided for the differential inputs and outputs.
The MAX3877 has CML outputs and the MAX3878 has PECL outputs. Both the MAX3877 and MAX3878 EV kits come complete with on-board output structures to allow direct connection to 50Ω oscilloscopes and test equipment.