Features and Benefits

  • Provides Both Bipolar and Unipolar Outputs
  • On-Board +2.5V High-Precision Voltage Reference
  • On-Board Bipolar and Unipolar High-Precision Op Amps
  • Proven High-Performance 16-Bit DAC PCB Layout
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 USB-PC Connection (Cable Included)
  • Windows XP-, Windows Vista-, and Windows 7-Compatible Software
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX54X evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven design to evaluate the MAX541/MAX542 serial-input, voltage-output, 16-bit digital-to-analog convertors (DACs). The EV kit also includes Windows XP®-, Windows Vista®-, and Windows® 7-compatible software that provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of these devices.
The DACs are controlled by an on-board MAXQ® microcontroller, which provides two separate SPI control interfaces.
The EV kit provides an on-board +2.5V high-precision voltage reference (MAX6126). The EV kit also provides precision bipolar and ultra-precision unipolar op amps, the MAX9632 (single) and MAX44251 (dual), respectively.
The EV kit comes with the MAX541AESA+ and a MAX542AESD+ installed; however, it can also be used to evaluate other parts in the same family. Contact the factory for free samples of the pin-compatible devices shown in Table 1 in the full data sheet.


  • Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Data Acquisition
  • High-Resolution Offset and Gain Adjustment
  • Industrial Process Controls

Applicable Parts

Tools & Simulations

Software Development


Pricing displayed is based on 1-piece.

Pricing displayed is based on 1-piece. The USA list pricing shown is for budgetary use only, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit), and is subject to change. International prices may vary due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates.