280MHz to 450MHz Programmable ASK/FSK Transmitter

Maximizes Output Transmit Power While Complying with Regulatory (FCC, ETSI, etc.) Requirements

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The MAX7060 frequency and power-programmable ASK/FSK transmitter operates at 280MHz to 450MHz frequencies. This device incorporates a fully integrated fractional-N synthesizer, which allows the user to set the RF operating frequency to a large fraction of the 280MHz to 450MHz frequency range with a single crystal. For example, the MAX7060 can be tuned from 285MHz to 420MHz with a 15MHz crystal. The RF output power is user-controlled between +14dBm and -14dBm, with a 5V supply or with battery voltages as low as 3.2V. At the minimum specified battery voltage of 2.1V, the RF output power-control range is between +10dBm and -14dBm. To maintain a good output power match across a broad range of frequencies, the MAX7060 also contains a programmable matching capacitor connected in parallel with the power amplifier (PA) output.

ASK modulation is accomplished by switching the PA on and off, so excellent modulation (on/off) ratios are achieved. ASK amplitude shaping is available to reduce the width of the transmission spectrum. FSK modulation is accomplished by changing the coefficients of the high-resolution fractional-N synthesizer, so FSK deviation is extremely accurate. Data rates up to 50kbps Manchester coded for ASK and 70kbps Manchester coded for FSK can be maintained while still satisfying regulatory emission-bandwidth standards. The full set of configuration functions are handled by an on-chip serial peripheral interface (SPI). There is also a manual mode where a limited number of settings can be made directly through selected pins.

The startup time is very short, and data can be transmitted 250µs after the enable command. The MAX7060 operates from a 2.1V to 3.6V supply, or internal regulators can be used for supply voltages between 4.5V and 5.5V. The standby current in the 3V mode is 400nA at room temperature, and can be reduced to 5nA using the low-power shutdown (LSHDN) pin.

The MAX7060 is available in a 24-pin (4mm x 4mm) thin QFN package and is specified for the automotive temperature range from -40°C to +125°C.
MAX7060: Pin Configuration/Functional Diagram MAX7060: Pin Configuration/Functional Diagram Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Fully Integrated, Fast Fractional-N PLL
    • 280MHz to 450MHz RF Frequency
    • Frequency Range 100% Tested at +125°C
    • < 250µs Startup Time
    • Adjustable FSK Mark and Space Frequencies
    • Ultra-Clean FSK Modulation
    • 50kbps Manchester Data Rate ASK
    • 70kbps Manchester Data Rate FSK
  • Programmable Power Amplifier
    • +14dBm Tx Power with 5V Supply
    • +10dBm Tx Power at 2.1V Supply
    • 28dB Power-Control Range in 1dB Steps
  • Tunable PA Matching Capacitor
  • Control Through SPI or Manual Settings
  • Low Shutdown Current for 2.1V to 3.6V Supply
    • 400nA Standby Current, Power-On-Reset (POR) Active
    • 5nA Shutdown Current, POR Inactive
  • Supply Flexibility
    • 2.1V to 3.6V Single-Supply Operation or
    • 4.5V to 5.5V Supply Operation with Internal Regulators
  • 24-Pin (4mm x 4mm) TQFN Package
  • FCC Part 15, ETSI EN 300 220 Compliant*


  • Garage-Door Openers
  • Home and Industrial Automation
  • Remote Controls
  • Security Systems
  • Sensor Networks
Part NumberSolutionsApplicationsBand/ Freq.
(mm x mm)
See Notes
MAX7060 300 to 450MHz-ISM RKE
Garage Door Openers
Home Automation
ISM (Europe)
RF Remote Controls
Security Systems
300 to 4504.0 x 4.0
$1.76 @1k
See All ISM RF Transmitters (15)
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.

MAX7060EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX7060

Tools & Models

  • MAX7060 Gerber File
  • CAD Symbols and Footprints

  • MAX7060ATG+
  • MAX7060ATG+T
  • MAX7060ATG/V+
  • MAX7060ATG/V+T
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