Features and Benefits

  • 4.3Gsps Maximum DAC Update Rate
  • Direct Interface with Maxim HSDCEP Data Source Board Using QSH Connectors
  • Proven 12-Layer PCB Design
  • On-Board Reference Circuitry
  • On-Board Power-On Reset
  • On-Board Clock Interface
    • 2.15GHz Maximum Clock Rate
  • Wideband Output Transformer
    • Supports from < 30MHz to > 1000MHz
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • Data Source (FPGA) Board Available (Order HSDCEP)

Product Details

The MAX5881 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested printed-circuit board (PCB) that contains all the components necessary to evaluate the performance of the MAX5881 12-bit, 4.3Gsps cable downstream direct RF synthesis digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The EV kit board includes wideband transformers for differential-to-single-ended conversion of the DAC output and for single-ended-to-differential conversion of the DAC clock.


  • Broadcast Video Modulators
  • Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS)
  • Edge QAM Devices
  • Video-on-Demand (VOD)

Applicable Parts


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