Band Class 0, 1, and 10 cdma2000 Femtocell Transceiver

Accelerate Deployment with Worldwide Field-Proven Performance and the Most Compact Radio Design

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The MAX2553 is a complete single-chip RF-to-bits and bits-to-RF radio transceiver. The device is compliant with the 3GPP2 C.S0010-D femtocell standard for Band Class 0, 1, and 10. It is equipped with multiple receive inputs and transmit outputs for low band, high band, and macrocell monitoring (see Table 1 in the full data sheet).

This fully integrated transceiver facilitates compact radio designs for dongle and stand-alone femtocell products by minimizing external component count. Maxim's MAX-PHY serial interface is used to drastically reduce IC pin count, while worldwide field-proven architecture accelerates time to product deployment.

The MAX2553 features unparalleled receive blocker performance and industry's lowest noise figure for higher data rates and range. Low-power operational modes are available to minimize power consumption. The transmitter is designed to deliver EVM far exceeding the standard requirement at 0dBm.

The MAX2550–MAX2553 is a family of pin-compatible transceivers to cover all major WCDMA and cdma2000® bands. All parts are controlled through a 4-wire interface. The MAX2553 is packaged in a compact 7mm x 7mm TQFN and covers the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range. A complete radio reference design is available to facilitate custom designs.
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Key Features

  • Single-Chip Femtocell Radio Transceiver
  • cdma2000/1xEVDO Band Class 0, 1, and 10 Operation
  • 3GPP2 C.S0010-D Femtocell Standard Compliant
  • Multiple LNA Inputs for PCS and CELL Macrocell Monitoring
  • High Level of Integration
    • On-Chip Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizers for LO Generation
    • No Tx or SAW Filters Required
    • Integrated PA Drivers for Lower Cost Power Amplifier Designs
    • 12-Bit AFC DAC to Control TCXO
    • On-Chip Temperature Sensor
    • Three General-Purpose Outputs
    • Reference Clock with Selectable CMOS and Low Swing Output
    • PLL Lock Detect Output Through GPO3
  • Optimized Receiver Performance
    • Exceptional Receive Sensitivity
    • High Dynamic Range Sigma-Delta ADCs Allow Simple AGC Implementation with Switched Gain States
  • Optimized Transmitter Performance
    • Factory Calibrated for Gain, Carrier Leakage, and Sideband Suppression
    • 10-Bit Gain Control Resolution for Better Power Accuracy
    • 60dB Gain Control Range
    • ACPR and EVM Compliance at 0dBm Output Power
  • Loopback Operating Mode from Tx Baseband Input to Rx Baseband Output
  • MAX-PHY Serial Digital Interface with Single-Bit I and Q Streams
  • SPI™ Read-Write Functionality
  • Operation Controlled by 4-Wire Serial Interface
  • Low-Cost, 7mm x 7mm TQFN Package


  • cdma2000/1xEVDO Band Class 0, 1, and 10 Femtocells
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