Â SSM2167 EVALUATION BOARD The evaluation board is a convenient means to evaluate and understand the operation of the SSM2167. This documentation provides a basic explanation of how the board is set up and how to use it to evaluate the SSM2167. This document is only a supplement and makes several references to figures contained in the product data sheet. The current data sheet is available on-line at www.analog.com. This document also contains the schematics and layout for the evaluation board to allow easy modification and experimentation. Applications support is available from Analog Devices, Inc. on-line or in the United States at 1(800) ANALOG D or 1(800) 262-5643. Basic Connections and Setup The board features simple, easy-to-use connections that allow for a broad range of experimentation. The evalua- tion board is available only with the SSM2167-1. Power and Ground The SSM2167 is optimized for operation at 3 V; however,Â it CAN operate from a wide range of supplies. Please refer to the product data sheet for the maximum limits. The SSM2167 board CAN be connected to a bench power supply or two AA batteries. Power leads will need to be soldered into place at JP3. Alternatively, a header jack CAN be soldered to the board to allow easy discon- nection. The power and ground connections are critical to the performance of the board, so care should be taken to ensure proper connection.