Features and Benefits

  • Application Circuit with SATA Input/Output
  • Eye Diagram Test Circuit with SMA Inputs/Outputs
  • Calibration Traces (50Ω Load Trace and Through Trace)
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX14970 evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven design to evaluate the MAX14970 dual-channel buffer. The EV kit contains four sections: an application circuit, characterization circuit, and two sets of calibration traces.
The application circuit is designed to demonstrate the device’s use in redriving serial-ATA (SATA) signals and SATA cable detection. This section of the EV kit operates from an external +5V supply that is regulated by an onboard LDO to +3.3V, which powers the device. All traces in the application circuit are 100Ω differential controlled-impedance traces.
The characterization circuit is provided for eye diagram evaluation using SMA connectors and 50Ω controlled-impedance traces. This section is powered by an external +3.3V power supply.

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