Maxim at a Glance
At Maxim, we invent highly integrated solutions that make technology seamless. We channel our collective expertise to stretch the limits of technology, understand your needs, and help you get to market faster.
$2.4 billion (approx.) revenue in FY2012
$605 million revenue in Q3 FY2013
$4.33 billion in assets in Q3 FY2013
$1.57 billion in cash in Q3 FY2013
President and CEO
San Jose, CA, U.S.
1983. We celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2013.
Keywords: receiver,transmitter,transceiver,ISM,RF,radio,FCC,frequency,electromagnetic,LNA, mixer,tank,IF,PA,antenna,aperture,bandwidth,baseband,battery life,data rate,ASK, FSK,modulation,image,noise,oscillator,range,matching,spectrum,impedance,PLL,VCO Related Parts
Martin Stoehr, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Applications
Apr 12, 2012
Abstract: Analog radio frequency (RF) systems are complex, involving unfamiliar terms, complicated regulations, and uncommon circuit operations. Additionally, the electronics often deal with a broad set of parameters and specifications. So much information can leave a system designer overwhelmed, and starting a new design or understanding an existing one can be confusing. This getting started guide provides a basic understanding of RF technology, as well acts as a quick reference for those who “know their stuff” but may be looking to brush up on that one niche term that they never quite understood. This document is also a useful reference for Maxim’s products and data sheets, an index to deeper analysis found in our application notes, and a general reference for all things RF.