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.

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Secure NFC Tags and RFID Readers
T/E Carrier and Packetized

Reference Designs

SHA-256 Secure Authentication Design

MAXREFDES34 (Alcatraz)

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

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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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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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GPS/GNSS Front-End Amplifier

  • First Amplifier Noise Figure: 0.9dB
  • High Gain:* 35dB
  • 3.4dB Gain Step

*First amplifier input is impedance matched (S11 = -10dB).
Second amplifier is set to high gain. Amplifiers are cascaded without interstage filter.

RF to Bits Automotive Radio Tuner

  • RF to Bits Architecture with I2S Output
  • Single Supply Voltage of +3.3V
  • Integrated VHF Band-III Loop-Through

Universal GNSS Receiver

  • GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou Systems
  • Dual-Input Selectable LNA for Separate Passive and Active Antenna Inputs
  • 1.4dB Cascaded Noise Figure and 110dB of Cascaded Gain with Gain Control Range of 59dB From PGA