Monday, June 25, 2012

Maxim Focuses on it Analog Expertise on Cellular HetNet

Maxim Integrated Products announced plans to leverage its analog integration to enable the evolving heterogeneous network (HetNet) requirements for next-generation base-station equipment. The solutions include single-chip multiband radio transceivers, broadband gain blocks, direct RF synthesis DACs, and intelligent, digital, point-of-load controllers.

Products include:

MAX2550–MAX2553 single-chip small-cell radio transceivers improve residential coverage and network capacity.

MAX5879 direct RF synthesis DAC for multicarrier, multiband, and multistandard macro cell, small cell, and wireless backhaul transmitters; allows designers to develop a fully digital RF transmitter on a common hardware platform.

MAX2870 ultra-wideband 23.5MHz to 6000MHz synthesizer with integrated VCO enables multiband LO frequency synthesis in base-station radios.

MAX15301 InTune digital point-of-load controller with automatic compensation, integrated FET driver, and integrated PMBus telemetry delivers high-efficiency, intelligent, power-management nodes to radio and baseband units.

The MAX2612–MAX2616 broadband, 40MHz to 4000MHz gain blocks deliver exceptional gain flatness, noise figure, and linearity; ideal for general-purpose RF amplifier applications in base-station and wireless backhaul radios.