Features and Benefits

  • 2300MHz to 4000MHz RF Frequency Range
  • 2600MHz to 4300MHz LO Frequency Range
  • 50MHz to 500MHz IF Frequency Range
  • 7.7dB Conversion Loss
  • 8.5dB Noise Figure
  • +32.5dBm Typical Input IP3
  • 21dBm Typical Input 1dB Compression Point
  • 68dBc Typical 2RF - 2LO Spurious Rejection at PRF = -10dBm
  • Integrated LO Buffer
  • Integrated RF and LO Baluns for Single-Ended Inputs
  • Low -3dBm to +3dBm LO Drive
  • Pin Similar with the MAX2029/MAX2031 Series of 650MHz to 1000MHz Mixers and the MAX2039/MAX2041/MAX2042 Series of 1700MHz to 3000MHz Mixers
  • Single 5.0V or 3.3V Supply
  • External Current-Setting Resistor Provides Option for Operating Device in Reduced-Power/Reduced-Performance Mode

Product Details

The MAX2044 single, high-linearity upconversion/downconversion mixer provides +32.5dBm input IP3, 8.5dB noise figure, and 7.7dB conversion loss for 2300MHz to 4000MHz LTE, WiMAX™, and MMDS wireless infrastructure applications. With an ultra-wide LO frequency range of 2600MHz to 4300MHz, the MAX2044 can be used in either low-side or high-side LO injection architectures for virtually all 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz applications.

In addition to offering excellent linearity and noise performance, the MAX2044 also yields a high level of component integration. This device includes a double-balanced passive mixer core, an LO buffer, and on-chip baluns that allow for single-ended RF and LO inputs. The MAX2044 requires a nominal LO drive of 0dBm, and supply current is typically 138mA at VCC = 5.0V or 121mA at VCC = 3.3V.

The MAX2044 is pin similar with the MAX2029/MAX2031 650MHz to 1000MHz mixers and the MAX2039/MAX2041/MAX2042 1700MHz to 3000MHz mixers, making this entire family of up/downconverters ideal for applications where a common PCB layout is used for multiple frequency bands.

The MAX2044 is available in a compact 20-pin thin QFN (5mm x 5mm) package with an exposed pad. Electrical performance is guaranteed over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range.


  • 2.5GHz WiMAX and LTE Base Stations
  • 2.7GHz MMDS Base Stations
  • 3.5GHz WiMAX and LTE Base Stations
  • Fixed Broadband Wireless Access
  • Military Systems
  • Private Mobile Radios
  • Wireless Local Loop

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