Maxim : Upstream amplifier suits cable and VoIP modems

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX3518, a DOCSIS(R) 3.0 upstream amplifier that combines the industry’s lowest power consumption with optimal distortion performance. This device consumes a mere 1.25W when configured for 31dB of gain and +64dBmVout. Moreover, it consumes an ultra-low 25mW in transmit-disabled mode, while achieving a low, 10dB noise figure and 60dBc of harmonic distortion. The MAX3518’s industry-low power consumption reduces power-supply requirements and extends battery life in battery-backup systems, thus making it ideal for cable and VoIP modems.

The MAX3518 operates from a single 5.0V supply that connects to a single pin on the device, greatly simplifying circuit board routing and reducing the required number of external components to only one balun and five 1nF capacitors. Simply add a standard anti-aliasing filter to obtain a complete upstream solution.

The MAX3518 is fully specified over the -40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius extended temperature range, and is available in a 5mm x 5mm, 20-pin TQFN package. Prices start at $5.00 (1000-up, FOB USA). Evaluation kits and reference designs are available.

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The Company reported revenue in excess of $2 billion for fiscal 2008. Maxim was founded over 25 years ago with the mission to deliver innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions that add value to its customers’ products. To date, it has developed over 6000 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets.

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Drew Ehrlich
Senior Public Relations Specialist
Maxim Integrated Products

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