2.5GHz, +20dBm Power Amplifier IC in UCSP Package
Industry's Smallest Bluetooth PA Provides Digital Power Control
DescriptionThe MAX2240 single-supply, low-voltage power amplifier (PA) IC is designed specifically for applications in the 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz frequency band. The PA is compliant with Bluetooth®, HomeRF, and 802.11 standards, as well as other FSK modulation systems. The PA provides a nominal +20dBm (100mW) output power in the highest power mode.
The PA includes a digital power control circuit to greatly simplify control of the output power. Four digitally controlled output power levels are provided: from +3dBm to +20dBm. A digital input controls the active or shutdown operating modes of the PA. In the shutdown mode, the current reduces to 0.5µA.
The IC integrates the RF input and interstage matching to simplify application of the IC. Temperature and supply-independent biasing are also included to provide stable performance under all operating conditions.
The IC operates from a +2.7V to +5V single-supply voltage. No negative bias voltage is required. Current consumption is a modest 105mA at the highest power level.
The part is packaged in the UCSP package significantly reducing the required PC board area. The chip occupies only a 1.56mm x 1.56mm area. The 3 x 3 array of solder bumps are spaced with a 0.5mm bump pitch.
- 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz Frequency Range
- High +20dBm Output Power
- 2-Bit Digital Power Control: Four Output Levels
- Integrated Input Match to 50Ω
- Low 105mA Operating Current
- 0.5µA Low-Power Shutdown Mode Current
- +2.7V to +5V Single-Supply Operation
- Miniature Chip-Scale Package (1.56mm x 1.56mm)
- 2.4GHz ISM Proprietary Radios
- 802.11 FHSS WLAN
Technical DocumentsTutorial 5100 General Layout Guidelines for RF and Mixed-Signal PCBs
App Note 887 REP032: Lumped Element Output Match for the MAX2240 Nonlinear 2.45GHz Power Amplifier (PA)
Tutorial 732 Novel Approach Yields 100mW Bluetooth Amplifier
App Note 579 Bluetooth Power Amplifier: System Performance Review
App Note 335 Maxim Wireless/RF Power Amplifier Selector Guide
Quality and Environmental DataProduct Reliability Reports: MAX2240.pdf
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports
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- 925MHz to 2175MHz Frequency Range
- Monolithic VCO
- High Dynamic Range: -75dBm to 0dBm
|Tutorial||5100||General Layout Guidelines for RF and Mixed-Signal PCBs|
|App Note||887||REP032: Lumped Element Output Match for the MAX2240 Nonlinear 2.45GHz Power Amplifier (PA)|
|Tutorial||732||Novel Approach Yields 100mW Bluetooth Amplifier|
|App Note||579||Bluetooth Power Amplifier: System Performance Review|
|App Note||335||Maxim Wireless/RF Power Amplifier Selector Guide|