LTE/3G multimode RF transceiver

19 February 2013

Maxim’s highly integrated 3rd generation LTE/3G small cell RF transceiver supports all major cellular bands

Maxim introduced the MAX25801, a single-chip multistandard RF to Bits small cell radio transceiver. This highly integrated solution requires very few external components to execute an all-band, multimode, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radio design. The MAX2580 design package also includes full system-level reference designs to shorten time to market. This RF transceiver is ideal for mobile operators planning residential, enterprise, or outdoor small cell deployments in their next-generation heterogeneous networks (HetNet).

Anticipating the needs of next-generation HetNet solutions, the MAX2580 provides wideband frequency coverage with programmable channel bandwidths to support all LTE/3G bands and modes. In a single device, the MAX2580 integrates a complete 2x2 MIMO RF front-end, including fractional-N frequency synthesisers, high-speed data converters, and channel selection filters. Additionally, the MAX2580 features a standard JESD207 data interface to facilitate seamless connectivity with multicore LTE baseband processors.


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