Complete Dual-Band Quadrature Transmitters

Highly Integrated Dual-Band Quadrature Transmitters for Cell Phones

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The MAX2361 dual-band, triple-mode complete transmitter for cellular phones represents an integrated and architecturally advanced solution for this application. The device takes a differential I/Q baseband input and converts it up to IF through a quadrature modulator and IF variable-gain amplifier (VGA). The signal is then routed to an external bandpass filter and upconverted to RF through an image-reject mixer and RF VGA. The signal is further amplified with an on-chip PA driver. An IF synthesizer, an RF synthesizer, a local oscillator (LO) buffer, and a 3-wire programmable bus complete the basic functional blocks of this IC. The MAX2363 supports single-band, single- mode (PCS) operation. The MAX2365 supports single- band cellular dual-mode operation.

The MAX2361 enables architectural flexibility because of its two IF voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), two IF ports, two RF LO input ports, and three PA driver output ports. The devices allow the use of a single receive IF frequency and split-band PCS filters for optimum out-ofband noise performance. The low-noise PA drivers allow up to three RF SAW filters to be eliminated. Select a mode of operation by loading data on the SPI™/QSPI™/MICROWIRE™-compatible 3-wire serial bus. Charge-pump current, IF/RF gain balancing, standby, shutdown plus additional functions, are also controlled with the serial interface.

The MAX2361/MAX2363/MAX2365 come in a 48-pin TQFN-EP and QFN-EP package and are specified for the extended (-40°C to +85°C) temperature range.
MAX2361, MAX2363, MAX2365: Functional Diagram MAX2361, MAX2363, MAX2365: Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Dual-Band, Triple-Mode Operation
  • +9dBm Linear Output Power
  • 100dB Power-Control Range
  • Supply Current Drops as Output Power is Reduced
  • Dual Synthesizer for IF and RF LO
  • Dual On-Chip IF VCO
  • QSPI/SPI/MICROWIRE-Compatible 3-Wire Bus
  • Digitally Controlled Operational Modes
  • Single Sideband Upconverter Eliminates SAW Filters
  • Directly Drives Power Amplifier
  • Applications/Uses

    • CDMA, cdma2000®, TDMA, WCDMA, GAIT Mobile Phones
    • GAIT Mobile Phones
    • High-Speed Data Modems
    • Satellite Phones
    • Wireless Data Links (WAN/LAN)
    • Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
    Device   Fab Process   Technology   Sample size   Rejects   FIT at 25°C   FIT at 55°C  

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