Dual Tuner IC is intended for automotive TV applications.

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Supplied in 7 x 7 mm TQFN package, MAX2135 receives signals in VHF-low, VHF-high, and UHF bands and integrates 2 signal paths that operate from one fractional-N synthesizer. Each path's output consists of 4 MHz, low-IF signal that interfaces to most demodulator ICs, and on-chip lowpass filters that accommodate 4, 6, 7, and 8 MHz signal bandwidths make device suited for receiving ISDB-T and DVB-T broadcasts. UHF noise figure is 3.8 dB typ, and power consumption ranges from 330-200 mW.

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Diversity Tuner for Automotive TV Applications Provides Two Tuners in a 7mm x 7mm Package

Dual-tuner IC provides reception diversity in automotive TV applications.

SUNNYVALE, CA-Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX2135 diversity tuner for ISDB-T and DVB-T automotive applications. This device integrates two high-performance signal paths that operate from a single fractional-N synthesizer. Packaged in a small, 7mm x 7mm TQFN, the MAX2135 provides a compact solution compared to designs that use two separate tuner ICs. Additionally, the device features a very low, 3.8dB (typ) UHF noise figure, and it consumes only 330mW when both signal paths are active and 200mW when only one path is active. Uniquely combining a small footprint with low power consumption and low noise, the MAX2135 is ideal for automotive in-dash navigation and entertainment systems.

A versatile device, the MAX2135 receives signals in three bands: VHF-low (VHF-L), VHF-high (VHF-H), and UHF. Furthermore, on-chip lowpass filters accommodate 4, 6, 7, and 8MHz signal bandwidths, making the device ideal for receiving Japan's ISDB-T and Europe's DVB-T broadcasts. The output of each signal path is a 4MHz, low-IF signal that interfaces to most demodulator ICs. Additional features that reduce the external BOM price include on-chip tracking filters, a reference oscillator, and LNAs.

The MAX2135 is available in a small, 7mm x 7mm, 56-pin TQFN package, and is fully specified over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range. Pricing starts at $8.00 (1000-up, FOB USA). An evaluation kit is available to speed designs.

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The Company was founded over 25 years ago with the mission to deliver innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions that add value to its customers' products. To date, it has developed over 6200 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets.

Maxim reported revenue in excess of $1.6 billion for fiscal 2009. A Fortune 1000 company, Maxim is included in the Nasdaq 100, the Russell 1000, and the MSCI USA indices. For more information, go to www.maxim-ic.com.

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