3.4GHz to 3.8GHz SiGe Low-Noise Amplifier/PA Predriver

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The MAX2645 is a versatile, high-linearity, low-noise amplifier designed for 3.4GHz to 3.8GHz wireless local loop (WLL), wireless broadband access, and digital microwave radio applications. The device features an externally adjustable bias control, set with a single resistor, that allows the user to meet minimum linearity requirements while minimizing current consumption. The amplifier's high-gain, low-noise performance and adjustable input third-order intercept (IP3) allow it to be used as a low-noise amplifier (LNA) in the receive path, a PA predriver in the transmit path, or as an LO buffer.

The MAX2645 features a logic-level gain control that provides a 25dB step reduction in gain, which improves IP3 performance for operation during high input signal level conditions. Supply current is reduced from 9mA in high-gain mode to 3mA in low-gain mode. The device also includes a logic-controlled shutdown mode, which reduces supply current to 0.1µA. The MAX2645 operates from a +3V to +5.5V supply and is offered in the miniature 10-pin µMAX® package (5mm x 3mm) with an exposed paddle. Its performance has been optimized for use with the MAX2683/MAX2684 3.5GHz SiGe mixers to provide a complete high-performance, front-end solution for 3.5GHz applications.
MAX2645: Typical Operating Circuit MAX2645: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • 3.4GHz to 3.8GHz Frequency Range
  • LNA Performance (High/Low-Gain Modes)
    • Gain: +14.4dB/-9.7dB
    • NF: 2.3dB/15.5dB
    • Input IP3: +4dBm/+13dBm
    • Supply Current: 9.2mA/2.7mA
  • Highly Versatile Application
    • Receive Path 1st and 2nd Stage LNA
    • Transmit PA Predriver
    • LO Buffer
  • Adjustable IP3 and Supply Current
  • 0.1µA Supply Current in Shutdown Mode
  • +3.0V to +5.5V Single-Supply Operation
  • 10-Pin µMAX-EP Package (5.0mm x 3.0mm)


  • Digital Microwave Radios
  • Wireless Broadband Access
  • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)

See parametric specs for Low-Noise Amplifiers (42)

Part NumberRF Freq.
RF Freq.
Noise Figure
Input IP3
(mm x mm)
minmaxSee Notes
MAX2645 340038002.314.41325
3.0 x 4.9
$1.08 @1k

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