1.9GHz Power Amplifier

Industry's Only DECT PA with Digital Power Control

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The MAX2248 single-supply, low-voltage power amplifier (PA) IC is designed specifically for applications in the 1880MHz to 1930MHz frequency band. The PA provides a +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 +4dBm 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 MAX2248 integrates the RF input and inter-stage 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.

This part is packaged in a 3mm x 3mm, 16-pin TQFN.

MAX2248: Typical Application Circuit/Functional Block Diagram MAX2248: Typical Application Circuit/Functional Block Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Frequency Range: 1880MHz–1930MHz
  • High +20dBm Output Power
  • 2-Bit Digital Power Control: Four Output Levels
  • Low 105mA Operating Current
  • 0.5µA Low-Power Shutdown Mode Current
  • +2.7V to +5V Single-Supply Operation
  • Small 3mm x 3mm, 16-Pin TQFN Package


  • 1.9GHz DECT (Cordless Phones and Wireless Headsets)
Part NumberFreq.
Efficiency (%)Low Pwr. ShutdnFootprint
(mm x mm)
MAX2248 188019302023Yes3.0 x 3.0
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MAX2248EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX2248

Technical Documents

App Note 6443 Tuning the MAX2248 for 2.4GHz Applications

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