300MHz to 450MHz ASK Receiver with Internal IF Filter

Provides Excellent Receive Sensitivity, While Reducing the Overall
Component Count and System Cost


The MAX7036 low-cost receiver is designed to receive amplitude-shift-keyed (ASK) and on-off-keyed (OOK) data in the 300MHz to 450MHz frequency range. The receiver has an RF input signal range of -109dBm to 0dBm.

The MAX7036 requires few external components and has a power-down pin to put it in a low-current sleep mode, making it ideal for cost- and power-sensitive applications. The low-noise amplifier (LNA), phase-locked loop (PLL), mixer, IF filter, received-signal-strength indicator (RSSI), and baseband sections are all on-chip. The MAX7036 uses a very-low intermediate frequency (VLIF) architecture. The MAX7036 integrates the IF filter on-chip and therefore eliminates an external ceramic filter, reducing the bill-of-materials cost. The device also contains an on-chip automatic gain control (AGC) that reduces the LNA gain by 30dB when the input signal power is large. The MAX7036 operates from either a 5V or a 3.3V power supply and draws 5.5mA (typ) of current.

The MAX7036 is available in a 20-pin thin QFN package with an exposed pad and is specified over the AEC-Q100 Level 2 (-40°C to +105°C) temperature range.
MAX7036: Typical Application Circuit MAX7036: Typical Application Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • ASK/OOK Modulation
  • < 250µs Enable Turn-On Time
  • On-Chip PLL, VCO, Mixer, IF, Baseband
  • Low IF (200kHz Nominal)
  • 5.5mA DC Current
  • 1µA Standby Current
  • 3.3V/5V Operation
  • Small 20-Pin Thin QFN Package with an Exposed Pad


  • Garage Door Openers
  • Home Automation
  • Low-Cost RKE
  • Remote Controls
  • Security Systems
  • Sensor Networks
Part Number ISUPPLY
Applications Solutions Band/ Freq.
Package/Pins Budgetary
See Notes
MAX7036  5.5
Garage Door Openers
Remote Controls
Remote Keyless Entry
Security Systems
Wireless Computer
Wireless Sensors
300MHz to 450MHz 300 to 450
$0.83 @1k
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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.

MAX7036EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX7036

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