Features and Benefits

  • Safely Hot Swaps Two Independent 0 to 16V Power Supplies After Power-Up
  • Windows 2000-, Windows XP-, and Windows Vista (32-Bit)-Compatible Software
  • On-Board Microcontroller to Generate I²C Commands
  • Easy-to-Use, Menu-Driven Software
  • USB-PC Connection (Cable Included)

Product Details

The MAX5970 evaluation kit (EV kit) is an assembled and tested PCB used to evaluate the MAX5970 dual hot-swap controller, which provides protection for systems with two supply voltages between 0 and 16V. The on-board microcontroller, which is connected to the PC through the universal serial bus (USB) port, acts as the I²C master.

The EV kit also includes Windows® 2000-, Windows XP®-, and Windows Vista®-compatible software that provides a simple user interface for exercising the MAX5970 features. The program is menu-driven and offers a graphical user interface (GUI) complete with control buttons and status displays. The EV kit comes with the MAX5970ETX+ installed.


  • Blade Servers
  • Disk Drives/DASD/Storage Systems
  • Single PCI Express® Hot-Plug Slot
  • Soft-Switch for ASICs, FPGAs, and Microcontrollers with Independent Core and I/O Voltages

Applicable Parts

Documentation & Resources

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.