GPS/GNSS Low-Noise Amplifiers with Integrated LDO

Low-Noise-Figure GPS LNA in an Ultra-Small WLP; Versions Available with Different Levels of Gain

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The MAX2686L /MAX2693L low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) are designed for GPS L1, Galileo, and GLONASS applications. Designed in Maxim’s advanced SiGe process, the devices achieve high gain and low noise figure while maximizing the input-referred 1dB compression point and the 3rd-order intercept point. Both devices include an internal LDO ideal for battery-powered applications. For current-sensitive applications, the MAX2693L achieves excellent performance while consuming only 1.8mA current.

The devices operate from a +1.6V to +4.2V single supply. The shutdown feature reduces the supply current to less than 20µA. The devices are available in a very small, lead-free, RoHS-compliant, 0.86mm x 0.86mm x 0.65mm wafer-level package (WLP).

MAX2686L, MAX2693L: Typical Operating Circuit MAX2686L, MAX2693L: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • High Power Gain: 19dB (MAX2686L)
  • Low Noise Figure: 0.88dB (MAX2686L)
  • Integrated 50Ω Output Matching Circuit
  • Low Supply Current: 1.8mA (MAX2693L)
  • Wide Supply Voltage Range: 1.6V to 4.2V
  • Low Bill of Materials: One Inductor, Two Capacitors
  • Small Footprint: 0.86mm x 0.86mm
  • 0.4mm Pitch WLP


  • Cellular Phones with GPS
  • Digital Cameras
  • Notebook PCs/Ultra-Mobile PCs
  • Recreational, Marine Navigation
  • Telematics (Asset Tracking and Management)
  • Watches

Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

MAX2686LEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX2686L/MAX2693L
MAX2693LEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX2686L/MAX2693L

Technical Documents

Tutorial 5100 General Layout Guidelines for RF and Mixed-Signal PCBs
Request Reliability Report for: MAX2693L 
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