Simplified Block Diagram
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- cdmaOne™/cdma2000®/EV-DO Single-Band, Dual-Band, and Tri-Mode Cellular Phones
- F-ODFM Terminals
- Multiband Applications
- TD-SCDMA Cellular Phones
The devices are based on quasi-direct I/Q modulation. The devices accept differential I/Q baseband inputs, which are upconverted to IF. The IF signal is then upconverted to the RF frequency. Each signal is then fed into separate on-chip PAs through external RF filters. PA matching is integrated onto the chip to further reduce external component count. These chips feature an on-chip VCO and synthesizer to generate LO signals for both the IF and RF sections.
The MAX250_ devices are programmed with an SPI™/MICROWIRE™-compatible 3-wire serial bus. These devices feature multiple modes of operation, including shutdown, idle, high power, and low power, for flexible power management. To further reduce the current consumption, the PA supply voltage can be reduced to as low as 0.5V at lower output powers. The devices operate from single 2.7V to 3.3V regulated supplies and are packaged in a small 7mm x 7mm, 48-lead LGA package.