The Analog Devices Inc. EVAL-CN0522-EBZ features standard 50Ω SMA coaxial connectors for its RF signal path. For easy integration with RF systems, a male connector is used for the RF input, and a female connector is used for the RF output. Coplanar waveguides are used for the RF traces on the board, which have a characteristic impedance of 50Ω.
Power to the CN0522 is supplied through a micro-USB port and regulated by an LTM8045 μModule. This small, standalone DC-to-DC converter simplifies the regulator circuit design because it already includes a current-mode controller and power devices for a low noise amplifier power supply. The Evaluation Board also includes an ADT6402 Temperature Switch to disable the amplifier when the board temperature reaches a trip point.