RMS Power Detector

New Miniature RMS Power Detector with Improved Dynamic Range and Accuracy

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The MAX2202 RMS power detector is designed to operate from 800MHz to 2.0GHz. The device is ideal for wideband code-division multiple access (WCDMA), cdma2000®, and high-speed downlink/uplink packet access. The device accepts an RF signal at the input and outputs the same voltage regardless of the peak-average of the input signal. The output voltage and input power is linear in dB. The device has a -29dBm to 0dBm detection range, and every dB change in input power gives 33mV (typ) change in output voltage.

The device operates from a 2.5V to 4.2V supply and is specified over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range. The device is available in a 6-bump WLP package.

Key Features

  • -29dBm to 0dBm Power-Detection Range
  • 33mV/dB (typ) Log Detector
  • 0.1dB (typ) RMS Accuracy from WCDMA Modulation Change
  • ±0.4dB Detection Error Due to Temperature
  • +2.5V to +4.2V Single-Supply Operation
  • Space-Saving 6-Bump WLP Package


  • High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA)
  • High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)
  • LTE, WCDMA, cdma2000, 1xEVDO

Technical Documents

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

Quality and Environmental Data

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