USA: Maxim Integrated Products, provider of integrated analog and mixed-signal semiconductors has launched MAX2769B and MAX2670, the next-generation high performance solutions particularly designed to address Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) applications. These flexible receiver solutions can perform over the navigation standards, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Compass and have completed PPAP and AEC-Q100 approval.
The MAX2670 is a dual stage low noise amplifier typically positioned in or close to the antenna module, while the MAX2769B is placed within the dashboard as the receiver. The MAX2769B boasts the industry’s lowest noise figure of only 1.4dB, a vital element that dominates the overall receiver sensitivity and provides faster satellite locking. The MAX2670 is a highly versatile design that allows external filtering between first and second stage, providing flexibility for system optimization. Its high integration eliminates large, expensive, discrete transistor solutions. Combining these two parts delivers a highly flexible, high performance and robust system solution for navigation applications.
The MAX2769B and MAX2670 are designed on Maxim’s advanced, low-power SiGe BiCMOS process technology to provide the highest performance and integration at the lowest cost. It is compatible with virtually all GNSS baseband hardware and GNSS software-based receiver designs. The MAX2769B completely eliminates the requirement for external IF filters by implementing on-chip monolithic filters and needs very few external components to execute a low-cost GNSS RF receiver solution. In addition, its integrated ADC, which is programmable from 1 to 3 bits, makes it highly configurable and the most flexible receiver in the market.
William Chu, Business Director at Maxim Integrated Products stated that “both the innovative navigation and active antenna RF products complement Maxim’s existing radio, TV, LNA and VCO offerings for the automotive infotainment market. MAX2769B and MAX2670 are the apt examples of Maxim’s commitment towards advancing performance standards and offering high value solutions to the automotive and industrial markets.”