The MAX2370 evaluation kit (EV kit) simplifies the testing and evaluation of the MAX2370 quadrature transmitter. The EV kit provides 50Ω SMA connectors for all RF inputs and outputs. A varactor-based tank circuit is provided for the on-chip IF voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and phase locked with an on-chip PLL. I/Q baseband inputs come with standard BNC connectors.
The EV kit allows evaluation of the MAX2370 I/Q modulator, IF VGA, RF upconverter, IF VCO, dual synthesizer, 3-wire programming interface, and power-management features.