Features and Benefits

  • 50Ω Clock and Analog Inputs Through SMA Coaxial Connectors
  • ±250mV Input Signal Range
  • Demultiplexed Differential PECL Outputs
  • On-Board Generation of PECL Termination Voltage (PECLVTT)
  • On-Board Generation of ECL Termination Voltage (ECLVTT)
  • Separate Analog and Digital Power and Ground Connections with Optimized Four-Layer PCB
  • Square-Pin Headers for Easy Connection of Logic Analyzer to Digital Outputs
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX104/MAX106/MAX108 evaluation kits (EV kits) are designed to simplify evaluation of the devices' analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). Each EV kit contains all circuitry necessary to evaluate the dynamic performance of these ultra-high-speed converters, including the power-supply generation for the PECL termination voltage (PECLVTT). Since the design combines high-speed analog and digital circuitry, the board layout calls for special precautions and design features.

Connectors for the power supplies (VCCA/VCCI, VCCD, VCCO, VEE), SMA connectors for analog and clock inputs (VIN+, VIN-, CLK+, CLK-), and all digital PECL outputs simplify connection to the EV kit. The four-layer board layout (GETek™ material) is optimized for best dynamic performance of the MAX104 family.

The EV kits come with a MAX104/MAX106/MAX108 installed on the board with a heatsink attached for operation over the full commercial temperature range.


  • Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Digital Oscilloscopes
  • Digital RF/IF Signal Processing
  • High-Speed Data Acquisition
  • Radar/Sonar/ECM Systems