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300MHz to 450MHz ASK Receiver with Internal IF Filter

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

Product Details

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.

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
  • AEC-Q100 Qualified

Applications/Uses

  • Garage Door Openers
  • Home Automation
  • Low-Cost RKE
  • Remote Controls
  • Security Systems
  • Sensor Networks
Parametric specs for ISM RF Receivers < 1GHz
Band/ Freq. (MHz) 300 to 450
Modulation Mode ASK
OOK
RX Sensitivity (dBm) -109
Data Rate (kbps) (max) 66
Package/Pins TQFN/20
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$0.87 @1k
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Simplified Block Diagram

MAX7036: Typical Application Circuit MAX7036: Typical Application Circuit Zoom icon

Design & Development

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Description

The MAX7036 evaluation kit (EV kit) provides a proven design to evaluate the MAX7036 ASK receiver in a TQFN package with an exposed pad. The EV kit enables testing of the device's RF performance and requires no additional support circuitry. The RF input uses an SMA connector for convenient connection to test equipment.

The MAX7036 EV kit is available in two versions, 315MHz (MAX7036EVKIT315+) and 433.92MHz (MAX7036EVKIT433+). The passive components are optimized for these frequencies. The EV kit PCBs come with a MAX7036GTP/V+ installed on both EV kit versions.

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Features

  • Lead(Pb)-Free and RoHS Compliant
  • Proven PCB Layout
  • Proven Components List
  • Available in 315MHz and 433.92MHz Versions
  • Fully Assembled and Tested

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SIMULATION MODELS

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Parameters

Parametric specs for ISM RF Receivers < 1GHz
Band/ Freq. (MHz) 300 to 450
Modulation Mode ASK
OOK
RX Sensitivity (dBm) -109
Data Rate (kbps) (max) 66
Package/Pins TQFN/20
Budgetary
Price (See Notes)
$0.87 @1k

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
  • AEC-Q100 Qualified

Applications/Uses

  • Garage Door Openers
  • Home Automation
  • Low-Cost RKE
  • Remote Controls
  • Security Systems
  • Sensor Networks

Description

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.

Simplified Block Diagram

MAX7036: Typical Application Circuit MAX7036: Typical Application Circuit Zoom icon

Support & Training

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