Features and Benefits

  • First Amplifier Noise Figure: 0.9dB
  • High Gain:* 35dB
  • 3.4dB Gain Step
  • Shared VCC and RFOUT2 Pin
  • Integrated 50Ω Output Matching
  • AMP 2 includes 50Ω Input Matching
  • 3.0V to 5.25V Supply Voltage Range
  • Small (3mm × 3mm) Low-Cost Package
  • AEC-Q100 Qualified
  • ESD Protected to ±2kV Human Body Model
  • -40°C to +105°C Ambient Temperature Range

*First amplifier input is impedance matched (S11 = -10dB).
Second amplifier is set to high gain. Amplifiers are cascaded without interstage filter.

Product Details

The MAX2678 GPS/GNSS front-end amplifier IC is designed for automotive and marine GPS/GNSS satellite navigation antenna modules, or for any application that needs to compensate for cable losses from the antenna to receiver. Two unconditionally stable low-noise amplifier stages provide the high gain and integrated I/O matching to minimize the need for external matching components and eliminate the need for additional gain stages. The IC features the option to place a bandpass ceramic or surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter between the two amplifier stages for improved immunity to out-of-band interferers. Additionally, a 3.4dB-gain step is provided to compensate for cable loss variation between different applications.

The device is designed to operate across all GNSS frequency standards with a 35dB typical cascaded gain and a 25mA supply current. The two LNA stages allow the use of a wide range of GNSS filter types for maximum flexibility in system design. The final RF output pin, which drives the cable to the GNSS receiver, is also the power-supply connection that accepts a DC supply in the 3.0V to 5.25V range. Alternatively, the DC supply can be applied to pin 4.

This GPS/GNSS front-end amplifier is available in a lead-free, 10-pin TDFN surface-mount package (3mm × 3mm). Electrical performance is guaranteed over the extended -40°C to +105°C temperature range.


  • Active Antennas
  • Integrated Automotive and Marine GPS Receivers

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