Maxim's advanced SiGe BiCMOS process enables these broadband LNAs to combine superior performance characteristics with an ultra-compact footprint. They deliver 15dB of gain; feature a low 1.0dB noise figure for improved receive sensitivity over discrete or CMOS solutions; and operate over the I, IV, V, VI, VII, and X UMTS frequency bands. Maxim's innovative design enables a tiny package (1.5mm x 1.0mm x 0.55mm), thereby facilitating their use in space-constrained applications such as handheld devices and cellular-based data cards. Only one external component is required to complete the board-level design.
As is common with Maxim's LNAs, customers can expect longer battery life in their end equipment due to low power consumption and low supply voltage. The MAX2666/MAX2668 operate with a low 3.8mA (typ) supply current and less than 100microamps in the lowest gain mode. They run off of a 2.7V to 3.3V supply.