Evaluation Kit for the MAX5879 (MAX5879EVKIT) (MAX5879EVKIT)

The MAX5879 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested PCB that contains all the components necessary to evaluate the performance of the MAX5879 14-bit, 2.3Gsps direct RF synthesis digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The EV kit board includes wideband transformers for differential-to-single-ended conversion of the DAC output and for single-ended-to-differential conversion of the DAC clock.


  • 2.3Gsps Maximum DAC Update Rate
  • Selectable 4:1 or 2:1 Input Mux Mode
  • Selectable Frequency Response
  • Direct Interface with the Maxim High-Speed Data Converter Evaluation Platform (HSDCEP) Data Source Board Using QSH Connectors
  • Proven 12-Layer PCB Design
  • Single 3.6V Power Supply Operation
    • Regulated DUT Supplies
  • On-Board 1.25V Reference Circuitry
  • On-Board Clock Interface
    • 2.3GHz Maximum Clock Rate
  • On-Board Divide-by-Two Data-Clock Divider for Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
  • Wideband Output Transformer
    • Supports from < 50MHz to > 2000MHz
  • Fully Assembled and Tested