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SiGe BiCMOS LNA achieves high-power gain

Sunnyvale, Calif.—Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2659 high-gain, low-noise amplifier (LNA) for GPS, Galileo, and GLONASS applications.

Designed using Maxim's advanced, low-power SiGe BiCMOS process, the MAX2659 achieves a 20.5dB gain and noise figure of 0.8dB while maximizing the input-referred 1dB compression point and third-order intercept point at -12dBm and -2dBm, respectively.

Consequently, having what Maxim claims is the highest gain and lowest noise-figure among SiGe BiCMOS LNAs, the MAX2659 is suitable for a wide range of low-cost consumer applications, including automotive navigation, asset tracking, cellular handsets, portable navigation devices (PNDs), digital cameras, laptops, and ultra-mobile personal computers (UMPCs).

The MAX2659 operates from a +1.6V to +3.3V single supply and consumes only 4mA. To further maximize battery life, it reduces the supply current to less than 1 microamp in shutdown mode. Available in a tiny, 1.5mm x 1.0mm x 0.75mm, leadless, 6-pin microDFN package, the MAX2659 is fully specified over the -40°C to +85°C temperature range.

Pricing: Start at $0.70 (1000-up, FOB USA).
Availability: Now.
Datasheet: click here.

Maxim Integrated Products, 1-800-998-8800, www.maxim-ic.com

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