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Design Resources

Design & Integration File

  • Block Diagram of the Receive-Path Application
  • Schematic of the MAX2323 Evaluation Kid
  • Bill of Materials pt
  • Bill of Materials pt 2
  • Performance Results of the MAX2323
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The MAX2323 offers very attractive Icc versus noise figure and linearity, so this front-end IC is found in applications replacing poorer-performing ICs from other non-Maxim chipsets. This application was developed to match the IF port to the MSM-based IFT3100 IF demodulator. Note that the MAX2323 PCS LNA was measured at a 1.9dB noise figure, which could likely be improved further given the time.

The MAX2323 low-noise amplifier (LNA) plus mixer is designed for dual-band CDMA cellular-phone handsets, but it can also be used in dual-band TDMA, GSM, EDGE, or WCDMA applications. It differs from its predecessor (the MAX2320) by adding a third "mid-gain" state for the cellular-band LNA that improves switchover hysteresis margin. It also comes in a smaller package (28-QFN) and offers increased third-order input intercept

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