The MAX41461/MAX41462 is a UHF sub-GHz ISM/SRD transmitter is designed to transmit On-Off Keying (OOK) or Amplitude-Shift Keying (ASK) data in the 286MHz to 960MHz frequency range. It integrates a fractional phase-locked-loop (PLL), so a single, low-cost crystal can be used to generate commonly used world-wide sub-GHz frequencies. The fast response time of the PLL allows for frequency-hopping spread spectrum protocols for increased range and security. The chip also features preset modes with pin-selectable frequencies so that only one wire is required for external microcontroller interface. The only frequency-dependent components required are for the external antenna matching network. Optionally, the device can be put into programmable mode and programmed using an I2C interface. The crystal-based architecture of the MAX41461/MAX41462 eliminates many of the common problems with SAW-based transmitters by providing greater modulation depth, faster frequency settling, higher tolerance of the transmit frequency, and reduced temperature dependence. A clock-out signal at 800kHz is also provided.
The MAX41461/MAX41462 provides output power up to +13dBm into a 50Ω load while drawing < 8mA (Manchester coded). The output load can be adjusted to increase power up to +16dBm, and a PA boost mode can be enabled at frequencies above 850MHz to compensate for losses. The PA output power can also be controlled using programmable register settings in I2C mode.
The MAX41461/MAX41462 also features single-supply operation from +1.8V to +3.6V. The device has an auto-shutdown feature to extend battery life and a fast oscillator wake-up with data activity detection.
The MAX41461/MAX41462 is available in a 10-pin μMAX package and is specified over the -40°C to +105°C extended temperature range. The MAX41461/MAX41462 has an ESD rating of 2.5kV HBM.
|Part Number||Band/ Freq.|
|Tx Output Power|
|MAX41461||300 to 960||16|
|1.8 to 3.6|
|See All ISM RF Transmitters < 1GHz (15)|
|Part Number||Solutions||Applications||Band/ Freq.|
(mm x mm)
|MAX41461||300 to 960MHz ISM RF|
|300 to 960||3.0 x 3.0|
|See All ISM RF Transmitters (15)|
| Pricing Notes: |
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|Device||Fab Process||Technology||Sample size||Rejects||FIT at 25°C||FIT at 55°C|
|Evaluation Board||10044||MAX41461EVKIT-315 Evaluation Kit for the MAX41460, MAX41461, MAX41462, MAX41463, MAX41464|
|Evaluation Board||10044||MAX41463EVKIT-915 Evaluation Kit for the MAX41460, MAX41461, MAX41462, MAX41463, MAX41464|
|Evaluation Board||10044||MAX41462EVKIT-434 Evaluation Kit for the MAX41460, MAX41461, MAX41462, MAX41463, MAX41464|
|Evaluation Board||10044||MAX41460EVKIT Evaluation Kit for the MAX41460, MAX41461, MAX41462, MAX41463, MAX41464|