The MAX11156 evaluation system (EV system) includes a mother board and daughter board to evaluate the MAX11156 18-bit ADC. The EV system includes a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for exercising the features of the IC. This GUI is compatible with Windows XP®-, Windows Vista®-, and Windows® 7. The EV system GUI allows different sample sizes, adjustable sampling rates, internal or external reference options, and graphing software that includes the following representations of the sampled signals: time domain, frequency domain, histogram, and single conversion.
The EV system is made up of the MAXPRECADCMB mother board with an on-board Altera FPGA and the daughter board for evaluating the IC. The mother board plugs into the PC through a high-speed USB link to send SPI commands through the GUI. The mother board accepts a 5V supply. The daughter board accepts ±15V supplies.
The daughter board comes installed with a MAX11156ETC+ in a 12-pin TDFN-EP package.