MAX30001 EV Kit (ECG, BioZ, Heart Rate, and Pace)

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The MAX30001 evaluation system (EV system) provides a single platform to evaluate the functionality and features of the MAX30001 with Biopotential (ECG, R-to-R, and Pace Detection) and Bioimpedance (BioZ) measurement capabilities.


The EV system includes a MAX30001 evaluation kit (EV kit) and a MAX32630FTHR Cortex-M4F microcontroller for wearables. The MAX32630FTHR provides power to the MAX30001 EV kit and contains the firmware necessary to use the EV kit GUI program.


The EV kit ships with jumpers installed and supply voltages set to typical operating values. Optional connections exist which can be shunted to make use of different functionalities. (Note: This EV system is not a medical device.)



  • Convenient Platform to Evaluate the MAX30001
  • Many Easy-to-Reach Test Points
  • Measure Individual Supply Currents
  • Touchproof Cable Connectors
  • Windows® 7/8/10 Compatible GUI software
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • Facilitates IEC 60601-2-47 Compliance Testing
  • Ultra-Low-Power Design


EV System Contents

  • MAX30001 EV kit
  • MAX32630FTHR
  • USB A to micro-USB cable
  • Three (3) ECG cables


Additional Information


Important Dates

Enrollment Begins: Nov 28 2017

Enrollment Ends: Jan 2 2018

RoadTesters Selected: Jan 9 2017 (estimated)

Product Shipped: Jan 12 2018

RoadTesting Begins: Jan 19 2018

Reminder/Update Email: Feb 19 2018*

Submit Reviews By: Mar 22 2018**


*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


The following applicants have been selected:

Terms and Conditions

MAX30001 EV Kit (ECG, BioZ, Heart Rate, and Pace)– RoadTest

Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern theMAX30001 EV Kit (ECG, BioZ, Heart Rate, and Pace) RoadTest contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.

MAX30001 EV Kit (ECG, BioZ, Heart Rate, and Pace)

(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on Jan 2 2018

Announcement of Winner (estimated): Jan 9 2018


Prize: MAX30001 EV Kit (ECG, BioZ, Heart Rate, and Pace)

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site:

Site or element14 Community:

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners: 
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

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2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

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(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

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3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

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5.2 The RoadTest may be terminated at any time if there are, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, an insufficient number of entries, or if the Applications are not of an appropriate standard for a competition of this nature. The Organiser has the right to cancel or suspend the RoadTest at any time due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

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5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Comment List
  • Maybe a little tricky, but may be not impossible.  Maxim Integrated has the source code for a number of project on the ARM MBED website.  An example is the documentation and source code for another heart rate reference design, MAXREFDES100 ( .   Also check ( ).  But we would still need a programmer.



  • No source code, that may be a little tricky to obtain.

  • Thank you Mark for the firmware link.  Do you have a link for the source code?  Now to find someone with an extra programmer.


    Gordon Margulieux

  • Hi Gordon,


    That's interesting, I thought that it was mbed enabled (which shouldn't need that extra adapter, unless you needed to update the mbed firmware), but if it was mbed enabled then you should see a USB drive appear on your PC. Since you're not seeing that USB drive, maybe Maxim are just using it as a non-mbed board in this kit. If the supplied Windows software is recognizing the board anyway (e.g. as a HID device) this is great.

  • Shabaz,


    Thanks for your input.  The MAX30001EVSYS kit does not come with a MAXREFDES100HDK programming adapter, but with a pre-programmed MAX32630FTHR microcontroller attached to the MAX30001 evaluation board.  I may be mistaken, but I believe the microcontroller cannot talk directly to the PC as a MBED device without the adapter.  The serial driver you mentioned is looking for a MBED device so doesn’t recognize the MAX32630FTHR.  I sent a support request to Maxim, but it was late Friday, so I don’t expect to hear from them until Monday sometime.  I was also hoping another road tester would have seen the same problem, but I guess I am the only one.


    But all this may be a moot point since I may have solved the problem.  I will have to wait until I get my electrodes (~01/26) to completely check the solution. As previously mentioned, when I plug in the board to the PC, I get a “CDC DEVICE – No driver found” so I was looking for a USB communications device class (CDC) driver.  My past experience would say this would be a serial driver. Particularly a MAX32630FTHR serial driver.  Have you ever read something over and over again only to miss something because you were looking for something else?  After re-reading the install section multiple times, I finally noticed the followed “The USB interface of the EV kit hardware is configured as an HID device …”.  The EV does not use a serial, but a HID driver. Under the Windows device manager, I opened the failed CDC device and updated the driver using a Microsoft HID-Compliant consumer control device driver.  The PC then recognized the EV kit.  I then installed the GUI software which assigned it a USB port.  (See pictures below)


    Since the microcontroller isn’t a MBED device, it will not appear as a USB drive.  NOTE:  It would be nice to have a MAXREFDES100HDK to modify the program, but I think it would be long shot to get the code (and programming adapter) from Maxim.


    Please let me know if you there is something else I’m missing, otherwise I'll wait for the electrodes.




    Steps to load the driver -


    Plug in EV board


    Click Update Driver


    Select “Browse my …”


    Then select “Let me pick from a list …” -> “Human Interface Devices” - > “Microsoft” -> “HID-compliant consumer control device”.


    When you click “Next” you may get the following warning, click “yes”


    For the following response (successful)


    The device manager window should show the new device.


    You can now install the GUI software, which also starts a device driver install wizard, which may also prompt another warning window.  Press “Install this driver software anyway”


    After the GUI software has been installed the device manager windows should show the EV under “ports”


    The GUI should also show the connection in the lower right corner.


  • Hi Gordon,


    Does your board also come with a separate board (MAXREFDES100HDK)? If so, then the board likely needs reprogramming.

    Otherwise, sometimes mbed boards can be fussy about which OS they are plugged into, if they are running older firmware. With recent firmware there generally is no issue.

    (I've not used your board, so I'm only speculating based on what I've seen with other boards).

    If you're running older firmware, then personally I would have expected Win7 to work, and Win10 maybe to not work. But again this is speculation.


    Anyway, have you installed the driver here:


    I think it is worth trying that first (if you have not already tried it), and if that doesn't solve it for you, maybe try either a different version of Windows (or Mac or possibly Linux)

    or see if you can upgrade the firmware.


    If working properly, you should also see a USB drive appear on your PC when the board is plugged in.

  • Mark,


    Thanks for your reply.  My PC interfaces through the MAX32630FTHR microcontroller, which if I understand the documentation correctly, is running under a MBED OS.  The USB port is supposed to be setup as a virtual serial console (HID device) and uses the CDC serial driver.  But this assumes the microcontroller is running a MBED OS.  I’m sending a support request to Maxim Integrating and let everybody know what I find out.  In the meantime, am I the only one with this issue?



  • I've found Windows seeks the device information and then runs away to 'mummy' to find the driver.

    The fact this says CDC driver, probably means it doesn't have a PID and VID loaded in the USB chip, and therefore windows can't and won't find a driver.


    You might need to determine what is facing the USB port and find their generic driver, then update the driver with this using the control panel.




  • Hello Everyone (or Anyone),


    I started part 2, software installation and power up, when I ran into a problem.  I'm running under Windows 7 x64, but I'm missing the USB driver.  The documentation just states the standard USB driver on Win 7 should work, but I get the following error.



    I googled "Win 7 CDC USB driver" and found many.  Does many have a link to the correct driver.


    Thanks, Gordon