Features and Benefits

  • Fully Integrated Line Driver and Receiver
  • Seamless Interface to Digital PHY ICs
  • Fully Integrated 10-Bit ADC and DAC with 50MHz Sampling
  • 54dB Adaptive Gain Control
  • Minimum Line Impedance Capability as Low as 10Ω
  • 3.0V to 3.6V I/O
  • 250mA in Rx Mode and/or 160mA in Tx Mode at 3.3V
  • 64-Pin TQFP Package

Product Details

The MAX2980 powerline communication analog frontend (AFE) integrated circuit (IC) is a state-of-the-art CMOS device that delivers high performance and low cost. This highly integrated design combines an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), digital-to-analog converter (DAC), signal conditioning, and line driver. The MAX2980 substantially reduces previously required system components, while compatible with third-party HomePlug® devices. This device interfaces with the MAX2986 digital transceiver to provide a complete powerline communication solution.

The advanced design of the MAX2980 allows operation without external control, enabling simplified connection to a variety of HomePlug Digital PHY ICs. Additional power-reduction techniques can be employed through the use of various control signals.

The MAX2980 is specified over the 0°C to +70°C commercial temperature range and is offered in a 64-pin TQFP package.


  • Audio over Powerline
  • Broadband Access (Last-Mile)
  • Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • Powerline-to-DSL Bridge
  • Powerline-to-Ethernet Bridge
  • Powerline-to-USB Bridge
  • Powerline-to-WiFi Bridge
  • Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Security
  • Voice-Over-Powerline

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