Communication ICs simplify design of electronic communication equipment by providing complete building blocks or application specific functions in a single chip. This results in higher reliability designs that require lower power, less space, smaller BOM and faster time to market. Our high-performance communications devices support multiple technologies including wired, powerline, optical, and wireless communications. These highly integrated solutions address critical functions within the telecom, cable, data center, mobile and automotive markets.

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Maxim offers high-performance RF building block ICs and integrated Receivers, Transmitters and Transceivers to for wireless and RF applications.


Optical communications ICs from Maxim include Optical Modules, optical microcontrollers and ICs to support PON (EPON, GPON, GEPON) solutions.

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Extend the battery life of your vehicle tracker/asset tracker/IoT device 10-fold with Maxim’s ultra-low power GPS solution

September 15, 2020

Full ultra-low power GPS solution using the MAX2769C GNSS L1 receiver, and the MAX32632 ARM Cortex M4 microcontroller

Need to Design Small, Reliable Earbuds in a Hurry? Sometimes It Pays to Play It Cool…

March 24, 2020

See how a powerline communication management IC and a buck-boost converter team up to enable small, reliable wireless earbuds. Read the blog for insights.

Intelligent Buildings Get Smarter and Smarter

December 05, 2019

The Salesforce Tower has an intelligent, building automation technology. Learn how AI helped create a smarter and more environmentally sound building.

What Can You Create with Frequency Synthesizers?

November 12, 2019

Read this short blog post to learn how the phase-locked loop achieves variable frequency synthesis, and understand why frequency synthesizers are ubiquitous.

Tips for Choosing Precise, Power-Efficient GNSS Receivers for Location-Based Applications

April 23, 2019

Some location-based applications prioritize precision while for others, power efficiency is key. Get tips to choose the right GNSS receiver IC.

Advancing Safety and Infotainment for Cars of Today and the Future

October 10, 2017

Learn why high-speed serial links such as Maxim's Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link technology are essential for infotainment and ADAS.

SDR Baseband Processing—Flexibly and Cost-Effectively

July 26, 2017

Learn how a new stand-alone front-end tuner lets you realize the full potential of software-defined radio (SDR).

Optical Networking Technologies OFC 2017

February 28, 2017

Be sure to visit Maxim at Booth 2377 at OFC 2017 to see the latest in high-performance optical networking technology.

Simplify Vehicle Head Unit Design with Maxim’s Radio Tuner Solution

February 13, 2017

Automotive remote tuner solution reduces cables inside vehicles, lowering cost and improving mileage and radio performance.

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Fully programmable, supports GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo systems in a single chip.