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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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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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MAX11947 4 Channel AISG Integrated Transceiver
The MAX11947 is an AISG v2.0 and v3.0-compliant, fully integrated modem with a 4:1 multiplexer f...
  • AISG v3.0 Compliant
  • Fully Integrated Modem with 4:1 Multiplexer Facilitates Connectivity Between 1 Modem and Up to 4 Ports
  • Receiver Wide Input Dynamic Range
    • -23dBm to +5dBm into 50Ω
  • Adjustable Receiver Sensitivity Threshold from -20.5dBm to -15dBm
  • Adjustable Transmitter Output Level from -0.5dBm to +7.0dBm into 50Ω
  • AISG v3.0/v2.0 Compliant Output Emission Profile
  • Autodirection Output
  • No Need of Microcontrollers to Handle Bus Arbitration in Tower-Mounted Equipment
  • Support All AISG v2.0 Data Rates
    • 9.6kbps (default) for AISG v3.0
    • 38.4kbps and 115.2kbps for Backward Compatibility
  • Bandpass Filter Compliant with AISG v3.0 Protocol Centered on 2.176MHz
  • 3.0V to 5.5V Voltage Supply
  • Independent Logic Supply
  • Small, 4mm x 4mm 20-Pin TQFN Package
MAX2223 Ultra-Wideband, Direct-Conversion, L-Band Satellite Tuner
The MAX2223 low-cost, direct-conversion tuner IC is de- signed for satellite set-top and very sm...
  • 925MHz to 2175MHz Frequency Range
  • Monolithic VCO
    • Low Phase Noise: -97dBc/Hz at 10kHz
    • No Calibration Required
  • High Dynamic Range: -75dBm to 0dBm
  • 1GHz RF Bandwidth Supported
  • Single +3.3V ±5% Supply
  • Low-Power Standby Mode
  • Address Pin for Multituner Applications
  • Differential I/Q Interface
  • I2C-Compatible, 2-Wire Serial Interface
  • Very Small, 5mm x 5mm, 28-Pin TQFN Package
MAX41470 290MHz to 960MHz ASK/FSK Receiver with SPI Interface
The MAX41470 is a high-performance, low-power receiver that is ideal for amplitude shift-keyed (...
  • Low Bill of Materials (BOM)
    • No External Balun, No External Filter, etc.
    • Single Low-Cost 16MHz External Crystal
  • Long Range with High Sensitivity
  • Low Power Consumption
    • ​9mA Operating Supply Current
    • 10nA Power-Down Current
  • Self-Polling (Remote Wake-Up) for Reduced Power
    • Preamble Detection with Interrupt Output
    • Average Current as Low as 350μA
    • Duty Cycle Less Than 1% Capable
    • Fast Startup Time
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Adjusted Digital RSSI
  • Automatic Frequency Control (AFC)
  • Fast Frequency Switching Frac-N Synthesizer
  • 33dB Calibrated Image Rejection
  • Passes ETSI Category 2 Blocking Requirements
  • ±2.5kV HBM ESD Protection, ±4kV on LNA Input
  • Up to 200kbps Data Rate (NRZ)
  • 1.8V to 3.6V Supply Voltage
  • -40°C to +105°C Operating Temperature Range
  • 4mm x 4mm, 12-TQFN with 0.8mm Pitch
MAX20340 Bidirectional DC Powerline Communication Management IC
The MAX20340 is a universal bidirectional DC powerline communication (PLC) management IC with a ...
  • Compact, Simple Solution for PLC
    • Up to 166.7kbps Bit Rate
      • 5.7kbps Data Throughput in Automatic Mode
    • 1.2A Charge Current in PLC Mode
    • Automatic Detection of PLC Slave Presence
  • Flexible Configuration
    • Single Resistor to Program
    • PLC Master or Slave
    • Dual or Single Slave Mode (Master Only)
    • PLC Slave Address (Slave Only)
    • I²C Address
  • Small Solution Size
    • Space-Saving 0.4mm pitch, 9-Bump, 1.358mm x 1.358mm WLP
SC1905 698MHz to 3800MHz RF Power Amplifier Linearizer (RFPAL)
The SC1905 is a pin-compatible upgrade of the popular SC1894 RF PA linearizer (RFPAL) supporting...
  • RFin/RFout PA Linearizer SoC in Standard CMOS
    • Fully Adaptive Correction
  • External Reference Clock Support:
    • 10MHz, 13MHz, 15.36MHz, 19.2MHz, 20MHz, 26MHz, and 30.72MHz
  • Low Power Consumption: 1280mW
  • Frequency Range: 698MHz to 3800MHz
  • Input Signal Bandwidth: 5MHz to 100MHz
  • Packaged in 9mm x 9mm QFN Package
  • Operating Case Temperature: -40°C to +105°C
  • Fully RoHS Compliant, Green Materials
  • Ease of Use
    • Integrated RFin/RFout Solution
    • Reduced SW Development
  • Reduces System Power Consumption and OPEX
  • Reduces BOM Costs, Area, and Total Volume
    • Smaller Power Supply, Heat Sink, and Enclosure
    • Small Implementation Size (< 6.5cm2)
MAX5871 16-Bit, 5.9Gsps Interpolating and Modulating RF DAC with JESD204B Interface
The MAX5871 high-performance interpolating and modulating 16-bit 5.9Gsps RF DAC can directly syn...
  • Simplifies RF Design and Enables New Wireless Communication Architectures
    • Eliminates I/Q Imbalance and LO Feedthrough
    • Enables Multi-Band RF Modulation
  • Direct RF Synthesis of 600MHz Bandwidth Up to 2.8GHz
    • 5.898Gsps DAC Output Update Rate
    • High-Performance 14-Bit RF DAC Core
    • Digital Quadrature Modulator and NCO with 1Hz/10Hz/100Hz/1kHz/10kHz Resolution
    • 5x/6x/6.67x/8x/10x/12x/13.33x/16x/20x/24x Interpolation
    • Integrated Clock Multiplying PLL+VCO
  • Highly Flexible and Configurable
    • 1, 2, or 4-Lane JESD204B Input Data Interface
      • Subclass-0 and Subclass-1 Compliant
      • Up to 10Gbps Per Lane
    • Reference Clock for System Synchronization
    • Multiple DAC Synchronization (Subclass-1)
    • SPI Interface for Device Configuration
MAX5869 16-Bit, 5.9Gsps Interpolating and Modulating RF DAC with JESD204B Interface
The MAX5869 high-performance interpolating and modulating 16-bit 5.9Gsps RF DAC can directly syn...
  • Simplifies RF Design and Enables New Communication Architectures
    • Eliminates I/Q Imbalance and LO Feedthrough
    • Enables Multi-Band RF Modulation
  • Direct RF Synthesis of 600MHz Bandwidth Up to 2.8GHz
    • 5.898Gsps DAC Output Update Rate
    • High-Performance 14-Bit RF DAC Core
    • Digital Quadrature Modulator and NCO with 1Hz/10Hz/100Hz/1kHz/10kHz Resolution
    • 5x/6x/6.67x/8x/10x/12x/13.33x/16x/20x/24x Interpolation
    • Integrated Clock Multiplying PLL+VCO
  • Highly Flexible and Configurable
    • 1, 2, or 4-Lane JESD204B Input Data Interface
      • Subclass-0 and Subclass-1 Compliant
      • Up to 10Gbps Per Lane
    • Reference Clock for System Synchronization
    • Multiple DAC Synchronization (Subclass-1)
    • SPI Interface for Device Configuration
MAX5857 16-Bit, 5.9Gsps Wideband Interpolating and Modulating RF DAC with JESD204B Interface
The MAX5857 high-performance, interpolating and modulating, 16-bit, 5.9Gsps RF DAC can directly ...
  • Simplifies RF Design and Enables New Communication Architectures
    • Eliminates I/Q Imbalance and LO Feedthrough
    • Enables Multi-Band RF Modulation
  • Direct RF Synthesis of 1.2GHz Bandwidth
    • 5.898Gsps DAC Output Update Rate
    • High-Performance 14-Bit RF DAC Core
    • Digital Baseband I/Q with 4x Interpolation
    • Bypass Path Without Interpolation for Real RF
    • Digital Quadrature Modulator+NCO for Full Agility
    • Sub-1Hz NCO Resolution
    • Integrated Clock Multiplying PLL+VCO
  • Highly Flexible and Configurable
    • 3, 4, 5, or 6-Lane JESD204B Input Data Interface
    • Subclass-0 Compliant
    • Up to 9.8304Gbps Per Lane
    • Divided Reference Clock Output
    • SPI Interface for Device Configuration
MAX5860 Scalable High-Density Downstream Cable QAM Modulator
The MAX5860 is an integrated, high-density, downstream cable QAM modulator, digital upconverter ...
  • Integrated Downstream Cable QAM Modulator
    • High-Density: Scalable Up to 128 QAM Channels
      • Factory Preset for 32, 48, 64, 96, or 128 QAM Channels
      • Soft-Key Field-Upgradeable in Steps of 8 QAMs*
    • 14-Bit 4.6Gsps RF-DAC
    • DOCSIS 3.0 DRFI Compliant
  • Highly Flexible and Configurable
    • RRC Filters Support ITU-T J.83 Annex A, B, and C
    • 1MHz to 8MHz Channel Bandwidth
    • Full Carrier Agility within Each of Four 192MHz Blocks Block Agility within 950MHz Output Bandwidth
    • Reconfigurable Without Service Interruption
    • Input Symbol Rate: 1Msym/s to 7.14Msym/s Independently Set for Each Channel
    • Integrated QAM Mapper (16/32/64/128/256-QAM) Supports All ITU-T J.83-Defined Constellations
    • Four CMOS Input Ports Support Up to 1024-QAM
  • Additional Features Ease RF Design
    • Programmable Digital Predistortion
    • High DAC Output Power 9dBm (CW) Eliminates Pre-amp
  • Low Power, Compact Solution
    • 5.7W at 128 (6MHz) QAMs, fS = 4.6Gsps
    • 12mm x 17mm, 280-Ball FCBGA
MAX5862 High-Density Downstream Cable QAM Modulator
The MAX5862 is an integrated, high-density, downstream cable QAM modulator, digital upconverter ...
  • Integrated Downstream Cable QAM Modulator
    • High-Density: 8, 16, 24, or 32 QAM Channels
    • 14-Bit 4.6Gsps RF-DAC
    • DOCSIS 3.0 DRFI Compliant
  • Highly Flexible and Configurable
    • RRC Filters Support ITU-T J.83 Annex A, B, and C
    • 1MHz to 8MHz Channel Bandwidth
    • Full Carrier Agility within Each of Four 192MHz Blocks
      • Block Agility within 950MHz Output Bandwidth
    • Reconfigurable Without Service Interruption
    • Input Symbol Rate: 1Msym/s to 7.14Msym/s
      • Independently Set for Each Channel
    • Integrated QAM Mapper (16/32/64/128/256-QAM)
      • Supports All ITU-T J.83-Defined Constellations
    • CMOS Input Port Supports Up to 1024-QAM
  • Additional Features Ease RF Design
    • Programmable Digital Predistortion
    • High DAC Output Power 9dBm (CW) Eliminates Pre-amp
  • Low Power, Compact Solution
    • 4.2W at 32 (6MHz) QAMs, fS = 4.6Gsps
    • 12mm x 17mm, 280-Ball FCBGA

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MAX2769CEVKIT
Fully programmable, supports GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo systems in a single chip.