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Highly Integrated Femtocell RF Transceiver Family Drives Deployment of Next-Generation Femto Base Stations

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq:MXIM) introduces sampling of the MAX2550–MAX2552, a family of multiband transceivers specifically designed for a new range of dongle, module, and stand-alone femto base stations.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq:MXIM) introduces sampling of the MAX2550–MAX2552, a family of multiband transceivers specifically designed for a new range of dongle, module, and stand-alone femto base stations.

Note to Editor:

  • The MAX2550–MAX2552 transceivers are a family of RF ICs for femto and small cell base stations.
  • These fully integrated transceivers facilitate more compact designs for a new range of dongle, module, and stand-alone femtocell products.
  • Maxim's high dynamic range MAX-PHY™ interface minimizes pin count of the MAX2550–MAX2552 and accelerates time to market with worldwide field-proven performance.
  • The MAX2550–MAX2552 are ideal for small cell base stations, residential gateways, and access points.

These highly integrated transceivers have multiple low-noise-amplifier (LNA) inputs to monitor WCDMA and GSM macro-network signals. To minimize pin count, they also utilize Maxim 's high-dynamic-range MAX-PHY™ serial interface. Based on architecture that has proven performance in deployments worldwide, this interface helps improve time-to-market for next-generation designs, making these transceivers ideal for small cell base stations, residential gateways, and access points.

Base-station designers will benefit from the smaller size and lower power of the MAX2550–MAX2552. These transceivers consume greater than 25% less power than current solutions. Small size and low power allow customers to design ultra-small femtocells and dongles that easily plug into residential gateways and access points.

A reference design kit that provides a complete evaluation platform with all necessary software will be available for rapid application development. Due to unusually high demand for the MAX2550–MAX2552, samples, data sheets, and applications support will be available by request only. Please contact your local Maxim sales representative or sales@maxim-ic.com for more information.

About Maxim

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