Communication Devices

Maxim communications ICs support a wide range of applications, and support multiple communications technologies including wired, powerline, optical, and RF. Our high-integration and high-performance RF solutions address critical wireless and radio functions within the telecom, cable, and automotive markets.

Communications Development Boards

Evaluation Kit for the MAX44284


Demonstrates the high-precision real-time current monitoring of the MAX44284 current-sense amplifier.

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Power Amplifier Biasing through MAX11300 PIXI IC


This design uses a MAX11300 programmable mixed-signal I/O (PIXI™), to bias and monitor a power amplifier for an RF base station.

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SHA-256 Secure Authentication Design

MAXREFDES34 (Alcatraz)

This design implements SHA-256 authentication function using the 1-Wire protocol.

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3.3V and 5V PoE Powered Device

MAXREFDES31 (Pasadena)

This design is an IEEE 802.3af/at compliant. Powered Device (PD). In addition to regulating power received over Ethernet, device can also be powered from a wall adapter.

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Communications Related Videos

16-Bit, 5.9Gsps Interpolating and Modulating RF DAC with JESD204B Interface

  • Simplifies RF Design and Enables New Wireless Communication Architectures
  • Direct RF Synthesis of 600MHz Bandwidth Up to 2.8GHz
  • Highly Flexible and Configurable

USB-to-SPI Interface Adapter for SC1905 and SC1894

  • USB interface connection to the serial parallel interface to the SC1894 and the SC1905
  • Windows 10, Windows 7
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0

698MHz to 3800MHz RF Power Amplifier Linearizer (RFPAL)

  • RFin/RFout PA Linearizer SoC in Standard CMOS
  • External Reference Clock Support:
  • Low Power Consumption: 1280mW