Features and Benefits

  • 30MHz to 300MHz Frequency Range
  • Single-Ended-to-Differential Conversion
  • -3dB to +20dB Variable Gain
  • 40dBm Output IP3 (at All Gain States and 70MHz)
  • 2nd Harmonic -76dBc
  • 3rd Harmonic -69dBc
  • Noise Figure: 5.8dB at Maximum Gain
  • Digitally Controlled Gain with 1dB Resolution and ±0.2dB Accuracy
  • Adjustable Bias Current

Product Details

The MAX2055 high-performance, digitally controlled, variable-gain, differential analog-to-digital converter (ADC) driver/amplifier (DVGA) is designed for use from 30MHz to 300MHz in base-station receivers.

The device integrates a digitally controlled attenuator and a high-linearity single-ended-to-differential output amplifier, which can either eliminate an external transformer, or can improve the even-order distortion performance of a transformer-coupled circuit, thus relaxing the requirements of the anti-alias filter preceding an ADC. Targeted for ADC driver applications to adjust gain either dynamically or as a one-time channel gain setting, the MAX2055 is ideal for applications requiring high performance. The attenuator provides 23dB of attenuation range with ±0.2dB accuracy.

The MAX2055 is available in a thermally enhanced 20-pin TSSOP-EP package and operates over the -40°C to +85°C temperature range.


  • Automated Test Equipment (ATE)
  • Broadband Systems
  • Cell Phone Base Stations
  • High-Performance ADC Drivers
  • PHS/PAS Infrastructure
  • Receiver Gain Control
  • Terrestrial Links

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