Features and Benefits

  • Easy Evaluation of the MAX2870 and MAX2871
  • 50Ω SMA Connectors
  • All Critical Peripheral Components Included
  • PC Control Software
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

Product Details

The MAX2870/MAX2871 evaluation kits (EV kits) simplify the testing and evaluation of the MAX2870 and MAX2871 ultra-wideband phase-locked loop (PLL) with integrated voltage-control oscillators (VCOs). Each EV kit is fully assembled and tested at the factory. Standard 50Ω SMA connectors are included on the EV kits for the inputs and outputs to enable quick and easy evaluation on the test bench.

This document provides a Quick Start guide, a description of the EV kit circuit, a Troubleshooting Guide, the circuit schematic, a list of components for the EV kit, and diagrams for each layer of the PCB.

Note: This EV kit data sheet supports the MAX2870 (Rev B) and MAX2871 EV kits. Customers using MAX2870 (Rev A) EV kit can access the schematic, PCB layout, and user guide under the Help menu of the EV kit software.


  • Clock Generation
  • PMAR/LMAR/Public Safety Radio
  • Satellite Communications
  • Test and Measurement
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Wireless LANs/CATV

Applicable Parts

Tools & Simulations