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5GHz Receiver

High-Performing, Cost-Effective RF Design for Wireless HD Video (WHDI), Providing DFS Receiver Function
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The MAX2852 is a single-chip RF receiver IC designed for 5GHz wireless HDMI™ applications. The IC includes all circuitry required to implement the complete receiver function and crystal oscillator, providing a fully integrated transmit path, VCO, frequency synthesis, and baseband/control interface. It includes a fast-settling, sigma-delta RF fractional synthesizer with 76Hz frequency programming step size. The IC also integrates on-chip I/Q amplitude and phase-error calibration circuits.

The receiver includes both an in-channel RSSI and an RF RSSI.

The receiver chip is housed in a small, 68-pin thin QFN leadless plastic package with exposed pad.

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NOTE: This product uses the following:
MAX2850, MAX2851, and MAX2852 EV Kit Software

Key Features

  • 5GHz Single IEEE 802.11a Receiver
    • 4900MHz to 5900MHz Frequency Range
    • 4.5dB Rx Noise Figure
    • 70dB Rx Gain-Control Range with 2dB Step Size, Digitally Controlled
    • 60dB Dynamic Range Receiver RSSI
    • RF Wideband Receiver RSSI
    • Programmable 20MHz/40MHz Rx I/Q Lowpass Channel Filters
    • Sigma-Delta Fractional-N PLL with 76Hz Resolution
    • Monolithic Low-Noise VCO with -35dBc Integrated Phase Noise
    • 4-Wire SPI™ Digital Interface
    • I/Q Analog Baseband Interface
    • On-Chip Digital Temperature Sensor Readout
    • Complete Baseband Interface
  • +2.7V to +3.6V Supply Voltage
  • Small, 68-Pin Thin QFN Package (10mm x 10mm)


  • 5GHz FDD Backhaul and WiMax™
  • 5GHz Wireless HDMI (WHDI)

Key Specifications:

ISM RF Receivers
Part Number Applications Band/ Freq.
(mm x mm)
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MAX2852  ISM 4900 to 5900 10.0 x 10.0 $7.39 @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.

Technical Documents

Tutorial 5100  General Layout Guidelines for RF and Mixed-Signal PCBs
Tutorial 5300  RF Basics

Product Guides

Video (PDF)
Wireless (PDF)

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MAX2850, MAX2851, and MAX2852 EV Kit Software

Ordering Information

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Materials Analysis
Active TQFN;68 pin;102 mm²
-20°C to +85°C RoHS/Lead-Free: Lead Free
Materials Analysis
Active TQFN;68 pin;102 mm²
-20°C to +85°C RoHS/Lead-Free: Lead Free
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Document Ref.: 19-5010 Rev 1; 2010-04-23
This page last modified: 2011-01-14