Features and Benefits

  • Optimized to Operate with the MAX2990 PLC Baseband
  • Integrated Band Select Filter, AGC, and 10-Bit ADC for Rx Path
  • Integrated Wave-Shaping Filter, Programmable Predriver Gain, and 10-Bit DAC for Tx Path
  • Variable Sampling Rate Up to 1.2Msps
  • Built-In 60dB Dynamic Range AGC and DC Offset Cancellation
  • Programmable Filters Operate in the CENELEC, FCC, and ARIB Frequency Bands
  • Single 3.3V Power Supply
  • 70mA Typical Supply Current (Half-Duplex Mode)
  • Extended Operating Temperature Range

Product Details

The MAX2990 evaluation kit is a highly integrated chipset including the MAX2990 baseband (BB) and MAX2991 analog front end (AFE). This system transfers data over 120V or 240V AC powerlines, DC, or cold wire. The MAX2990 baseband uses an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing modulation (OFDM) technique that can be configured to operate in the 10kHz to 490kHz frequency band.

The MAX2990 evaluation kit contains two modems and the evaluation software. It is assembled and preconfigured to demonstrate performance under a variety of international regulatory requirements. The part number for the different communication standards are as follows:

Part Number Description Freq. Band Data Rate (Max)
MAX2990EVKITA# CENELEC A 32kHz to 95kHz 23Kbps
MAX2990EVKITB# CENELEC B 95kHz to 120kHz 9.5Kbps
MAX2990EVKITC# CENELEC C 120kHz to 140kHz 7.7Kbps
MAX2990EVKITBC# CENELEC BC 95kHz to 140kHz 16Kbps
MAX2990EVKITF# FCC 150kHz to 480kHz 96Kbps
MAX2990EVKITR# ARIB 130kHz to 450kHz 93Kbps


  • Automatic Meter Reading
  • Building Automation
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Home Automation
  • Industrial Automation
  • Lighting Control
  • Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Security Systems/Keyless Entry
  • Sensor Control and Data Acquisition
  • Voice-Over-Powerline

Applicable Parts

Tools & Simulations

Software Development