5GHz Receiver

High-Performing, Cost-Effective RF Design for Wireless HD Video (WHDI), Providing DFS Receiver Function


The MAX2852 is a single-chip RF receiver IC designed for 5GHz wireless applications. The IC includes all circuitry required to implement a complete receiver-crystal oscillator, VCO, PLL, LNA, VGA, and baseband filters. It includes a fast-settling, sigma-delta 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.

Key Features

  • 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)
Part Number Applications Band/ Freq.
(mm x mm)
See Notes
MAX2852  ISM 4900 to 5900 10.0 x 10.0 $7.39 @1k
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Pricing Notes:
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Technical Documents

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

Quality and Environmental Data

Request Reliability Report for: MAX2852 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports

Tools & Models

MAX2850, MAX2851, and MAX2852 EV Kit Software


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