19-1834; Rev 1; 5/01 MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 Evaluation Kits Features ♦ +2.7V to +3.3V Single-Supply Operation ♦ 50Ω SMA Inputs and Outputs on RF, IF, and LO Ports for Easy Testing ♦ All Matching Components Included ♦ Fully Assembled and Tested Ordering Information PART TEMP RANGE MAX2387EVKIT -40°C to +85°C 12 QFN IC PACKAGE MAX2388EVKIT -40°C to +85°C 12 QFN MAX2389EVKIT -40°C to +85°C 12 QFN Component List DESIGNATION QTY C1, C18, C19, C22 4 C2, C27 2 C3, C5 2 C4 1 C6, C7, C8, C17 C11 C12, C13, C24, C25, C26 C14, C15 C16, C23 C20 0 1 5 2 2 1 DESCRIPTION 6800pF ±10%, 10V ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM36X7R682K025 0.8pF ±0.1pF, 50V ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM36COG0R8B050 82pF ±5%, 10V ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM36COG820J050 0.068µF ±10%, 10V ceramic capacitor (0402) Murata GRM36X5R683K010 Not installed 0.5pF ±0.1pF, 50V ceramic capacitor (0402) Murata GRM36COG0R5B050 0.01µF ±10%, 16V ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM36X7R103K016 or Taiyo Yuden EMK105B103KW 39pF ±5%, 50V ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM36COG390J050 22pF ±5%, 050 ceramic capacitors (0402) Murata GRM36COG220J050 or Taiyo Yuden UMK105CH220JW 0.01µF ±10%, 16V ceramic capacitor (0603) Murata GRM39X7R103K016 DESIGNATION QTY DESCRIPTION R1 1 10µF ±20%, 10V tantalum capacitor (B case) AVX TAJB106M010R 2.2nH ±10% inductors (0402) Coilcraft 0402CS-2N2XKBG 27nH ±5% inductors (0603) Coilcraft 0603CS-27NXJBC 0Ω resistors (0402) 5.6nH ±5% inductor (0402) Coilcraft 0402CS-5N6XJBG 20Ω ±5% resistor (0402) R2, R3 2 10kΩ ±5% resistors (0402) R4 1 10kΩ ±1% resistor (0402) R5 1 T1 1 T2 1 LNA_IN, LNA_OUT, LO, MIX_IN, IF 5 JU1, JU2 2 None 2 VCC, GND 2 24kΩ ±1% resistor (0402) Balun transformer (B4F type) Toko 617DB-1018 Balun transformer Murata LDB15C201A2400 SMA connectors (PC-edge mount) EFJohnson 142-0701-801 or Digi-Key J502-ND 3-pin headers Digi-Key S1012-36-ND or equivalent Shunts for JU1–JU12 Digi-Key S9000-ND or equivalent Test points Mouser 151-203 or equivalent C21 1 L1, L4 2 L2, L3 2 C9, L5, L6 3 L7 1 ________________________________________________________________ Maxim Integrated Products For pricing, delivery, and ordering information, please contact Maxim/Dallas Direct! at 1-888-629-4642, or visit Maxim’s website at www.maxim-ic.com. 1 Evaluate: MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 General Description The MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 evaluation kits (EV kits) simplify evaluation of the MAX2387/MAX2388/ MAX2389. The EV kits allow the evaluation of the lownoise amplifier (LNA) as well as the downconverter mixer without the use of any additional support circuitry. The board comes in a single-ended IF load and singleended VCO configuration. The signal inputs and outputs use SMA connectors to simplify the connection of RF test equipment. The MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 are assembled with an associated IC and incorporate input- and outputmatching components optimized for RF frequencies from 2.11GHz to 2.17GHz and an IF frequency of 190MHz. Evaluate: MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 Evaluation Kits Component Suppliers PHONE FAX AVX SUPPLIER 847-946-0690 803-626-3123 Coilcraft 847-639-6400 847-639-1469 Murata 770-436-1300 770-436-3030 Toko 708-297-0070 708-699-1194 Note: Please indicate that you are using the MAX2387/ MAX2388/MAX2389 when contacting these component suppliers. Quick Start The MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 EV kits are fully assembled and factory tested. Follow the instructions in the Connections and Setup section for proper device evaluation. Test Equipment Required Table 1 lists the test equipment required to verify MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 operation. It is intended as a guide only, and some substitutions are possible. Connections and Setup This section provides a step-by-step guide to operating the EV kits and testing the devices’ functions. Do not turn on DC power or RF signal generators until all connections are made. Testing the LNA 1) Set the SHDN jumper (JU2) on the EV kit to VCC. This enables the device. 2) Set the GAIN jumper (JU1) on the EV kit to VCC (high-gain mode) or to GND (low-gain mode). Table 1. Test Equipment EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION RF Signal Generators Capable of delivering at least 0dBm of output power up to 2.5GHz (HP 8648C or equivalent) RF Spectrum Analyzer Capable of covering the operating frequency range of the devices as well as a few harmonics (HP 8561E or equivalent) Power Supply Capable of up to 40mA at +2.7V to +3.3V Ammeter To measure supply current (optional) Network Analyzer To measure small-signal return loss and gain (optional, HP 8753D or equivalent) 7) Activate the RF generator’s output. A 2.14GHz signal shown on the spectrum analyzer display should indicate a magnitude of approximately -15dBm in highgain mode. In low-gain mode the magnitude should read approximately -46.5dBm for the MAX2387 and -33dBm for the MAX2388/MAX2389. Be sure to account for cable losses (between 0.5dB and 2dB) and circuit board losses (approximately 0.5dB) when computing gain and noise figure. 8) (Optional) Another method for determining gain is by using a network analyzer. This has the advantage of displaying gain over a swept frequency band, in addition to displaying input and output return loss. Refer to the network analyzer manufacturer’s user manual for setup details. 3) Connect a DC supply set to +2.7V (through an ammeter if desired) to the VCC and GND terminals on the EV kit. If available, set the current limit to 20mA. Do not turn on the supply. 4) Connect one RF signal generator to the LNA_IN SMA connector. Do not turn on the generator’s output. Set the generator to an output frequency of 2.14GHz and set the generator power level to -30dBm. 5) Connect the spectrum analyzer to the LNA_OUT SMA connector. Set the spectrum analyzer to a center frequency of 2.14GHz and a total span of 10MHz. Testing the Mixer 1) Connect a DC supply set to +2.7V (through an ammeter if desired) to the VCC and GND terminals on the EV kit. If available, set the current limit to 20mA. Do not turn on the supply. 2) Connect one RF signal generator to the LO SMA connector. Do not turn on the generator output. Set the frequency to 2.33GHz, and output power to -10dBm (MAX2387/MAX2388) or -4dBm (MAX2389). This is the LO signal. 3) Connect another RF signal generator to the MIX_IN SMA connector. Do not turn on the generator output. Set the signal generator to 2.14GHz and output power level to -30dBm. 6) Turn on the DC supply; the supply current should read approximately 6.5mA (low-gain mode) or 9.5mA (high-gain mode), depending on the part version. 4) Connect the spectrum analyzer to the IF SMA connector. Set the spectrum analyzer to a center frequency of 190MHz and a total span of 10MHz. 2 _______________________________________________________________________________________ MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 Evaluation Kits Layout A good PC board layout is an essential part of an RF circuit design. The EV kit’s PC board can serve as a guide for laying out a board using the MAX2387/ MAX2388/MAX2389. Keep RF signal lines as short as possible to minimize losses and radiation. Always use controlled impedance lines on all high-frequency inputs and outputs and use low-inductance connections to ground on all GND pins. At the mixer outputs, keep the differential lines together and of the same length to ensure signal balance. _______________________________________________________________________________________ 3 Evaluate: MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 5) Turn on the DC supply and the signal generator outputs. 6) A 190MHz signal shown on the spectrum analyzer display should indicate a magnitude of approximately -20dBm, indicating a conversion gain of 10dB. Be sure to account for cable losses (between 0.5dB and 2dB) and circuit board losses including the balun (approximately 1.0dB) when computing gain and noise figure. 4 1 2 3 JU1 VCC SMA C2 LNA_OUT 0.8pF L1 2.2nH R1 20Ω 5% VCC SMA MIX_IN R2 10kΩ 5% C1 6800pF 3 1 2 3 R3 10kΩ 5% JU2 VCC C4 0.068µF C13 0.01µF 2 1 C23 22pF R5 24kΩ 1% SHDN 4 MIX_IN GAIN LNA_OUT BIAS_SET 12 L6 0Ω C3 82pF L7 5.6nH 10 T2 BALUN_LDB15C20 7 C6 OPEN C11 0.5pF C18 6800pF C7 OPEN R4 10kΩ 1% C9 0Ω L5 0Ω IFLO6 IF+ 8 LNA_IN 9 VCC C5 82pF L4 2.2nH 4 OUTOUT+ 3 5 2 GND GND 6 1 UNUSED INPUT LO+ 5 MAX2387 MAX2388 MAX2389 GND 11 C22 6800pF C27 0.8pF C8 OPEN C24 0.01µF SMA LNA_IN SMA LO1 L2 27nH (0603) L3 27nH (0603) C19 6800pF C14 39pF C16 22pF C25 0.01µF C15 39pF C12 0.01µF VCC C26 0.01µF C17 OPEN C20 0.01µF (0603) C21 10µF 10V 6 4 T1 617DB-1018 3 2 1 VCC SMA IF GND VCC Evaluate: MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 Evaluation Kits Figure 1. MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 EV Kit Schematic _______________________________________________________________________________________ MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 Evaluation Kits Evaluate: MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 1.0" 1.0" Figure 2. MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 EV Kit Component Placement Guide—Component Side Figure 3. MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 EV Kit Component Placement Guide—Solder Side 1.0" 1.0" Figure 4. MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 EV Kit PC Board Layout—Component Side Figure 5. MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 EV Kit PC Board Layout—Ground Layer 2 _______________________________________________________________________________________ 5 Evaluate: MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 Evaluation Kits 1.0" 1.0" Figure 6. MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 EV Kit PC Board Layout—Ground Layer 3 Figure 7. MAX2387/MAX2388/MAX2389 EV Kit PC Board Layout—Solder Side Maxim cannot assume responsibility for use of any circuitry other than circuitry entirely embodied in a Maxim product. 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