Design kits and design platforms are “starting points” offered by electronic companies to help users better understand how to incorporate one or more components or devices in their own applications. The kits may be as simple as a selection of RF filters or as complex as a subsystem with multiple evaluation boards and supporting software. Users range from students pursuing an early look at the industry they hope to join, to veteran design engineers faced with adding modern technologies to their own system designs.
Design kits are widely available for essential passive components to the most complex integrated circuits (ICs). What follows is a sampling of those kits and their contents that may help designers working at circuit through system levels. It’s never too late to learn!