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MAX2163A, MAX2163AEW, MAX2163AS

ISDB-T 1- and 3-Segment Tuner

-99dBm to 0dBm Dynamic Range at Only 80mW Power Consumption
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The MAX2163A low-IF tuner IC is designed for use in 1- and 3-segment ISDB-T applications. The MAX2163A directly converts VHF and UHF band signals to a low-IF using a broadband I/Q downconverter. The operating frequency range covers the VHF-L band from 90MHz to 108MHz, VHF-H band from 170MHz to 222MHz, and the UHF band from 470MHz to 806MHz.

The MAX2163A includes LNAs, RF variable gain amplifiers, I and Q downconverting mixers, a baseband variable gain amplifier, and a low-IF filter. The MAX2163A's variable gain amplifiers provide in excess of 102dB of control range.

The MAX2163A also includes fully monolithic VCOs as well as a complete frequency synthesizer including an on-chip crystal oscillator and output buffer. The device operates with a crystal from 32MHz to 36MHz.

The MAX2163A features both 2-wire I²C and 4-wire SPI™/MICROWIRE™-compatible serial-control interfaces. A low-power standby mode is available that shuts down the signal path leaving the control interfaces and register circuits active. Additionally, an external pin can shut down the entire device.

The MAX2163A is specified for operation in the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range and is available in either a 2.85mm x 3.1mm, lead-free, wafer-level package (WLP) or a 6mm x 6mm x 0.8mm, 40-pin thin QFN, lead-free plastic package with exposed paddle (EP).

Data Sheet

An evaluation board is available: MAX2163AEVKIT, MAX2163ASEVKIT

Key Features

  • Frequency Range
    • UHF: 470MHz to 806MHz (UHFIN)
    • VHF-H: 170MHz to 222MHz (VHFIN1/VHFIN2)
    • VHF-L: 90MHz to 108MHz (VHFIN1/VHFIN2)
  • Low Noise Figure: 3.2dB (typ)
  • High Dynamic Range: -99dBm to 0dBm
  • Optional VHF and UHF Tracking Filters
  • Integrated VCO and Frequency Synthesizer
  • Low LO Phase Noise: -87dBc/Hz at 10kHz
  • Integrated Variable BW Low-IF Filters
  • Greater Than 42dB Image Rejection
  • Single +2.4V to +3.47V Supply
  • Low Power: 80mW (typ) at +2.5V
  • 2-Wire I²C and 4-Wire Serial-Control Interface
  • Low-Power Shutdown and Standby Modes


  • Automotive
  • Cell Phone Mobile TV
  • Game Consoles
  • Home Audio
  • Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
  • Portable Audio Devices
  • Portable TV Devices

Key Specifications:

TV Tuners
Part Number Ref. Clock Freq.
Noise Figure
Applications fIN Features Footprint
(mm x mm)
typ See Notes
MAX2163A  32 to 36 0.571 3.2 2.4 to 3.47 31 ISDB-T (1 and 3 seg) 90 to 108, 170 to 222, 470 to 806
-100 to 0dBm dynamic range
> 40dB Image Rejection
I2C command interface
Shutdown and Standby Modes
6.0 x 6.0 $4.07 @1k
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Pricing Notes:

This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

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Document Ref.: 19-4129 Rev 3; 2010-05-25
This page last modified: 2010-10-27