SiGe High-Linearity, 400MHz to 1000MHz Downconversion Mixer with LO Buffer/Switch
DescriptionThe MAX9984 high-linearity downconversion mixer provides 8.1dB gain, +25dBm IIP3, and 9.3dB NF for 400MHz to 1000MHz base-station receiver applications†. With an optimized 570MHz to 850MHz LO frequency range, this particular mixer is ideal for low-side LO injection receiver architectures in the cellular band. High-side LO injection is supported by the MAX9986, which is pin-for-pin and functionally compatible with the MAX9984.
In addition to offering excellent linearity and noise performance, the MAX9984 also yields a high level of component integration. This device includes a double-balanced passive mixer core, an IF amplifier, a dual-input LO selectable switch, and an LO buffer. On-chip baluns are also integrated to allow for single-ended RF and LO inputs. The MAX9984 requires a nominal LO drive of 0dBm, and supply current is guaranteed to be below 265mA.
The MAX9984/MAX9986 are pin compatible with the MAX9994/MAX9996 1700MHz to 2200MHz mixers, making this entire family of downconverters ideal for applications where a common PC board layout is used for both frequency bands. The MAX9984 is also functionally compatible with the MAX9993.
The MAX9984 is available in a compact, 20-pin, thin QFN package (5mm x 5mm) with an exposed paddle. Electrical performance is guaranteed over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range.
- 400MHz to 700MHz OFDM/WiMAX CPE and Base-Station Equipment
- 850MHz WCDMA Base Stations
- Digital and Spread-Spectrum Communication Systems
- Fixed Broadband Wireless Access
- GSM 850/GSM 900 2G and 2.5G EDGE Base Stations
- iDEN® Base Stations
- Microwave Links
- Military Systems
- Predistortion Receivers
- Private Mobile Radios (PMRs)
- Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
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|5V Supply Current|
(mm x mm)
|MAX9984||1||400||1000||325||850||50||250||8.1||25||9.3||71||4.75 to 5.25||222||5.0 x 5.0|
|Device||Fab Process||Technology||Sample size||Rejects||FIT at 25°C||FIT at 55°C||Material Composition|
- 925MHz to 2175MHz Frequency Range
- Monolithic VCO
- High Dynamic Range: -75dBm to 0dBm