Multimode Silicon Tuner targets mobile TV applications.

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Receiving signals in FM, VHF-III, UHF, and L-band spectrums, MAX2169 operates in either zero-IF mode for DVB-H and ISDB-T or in low-IF mode for DAB and T-DMB. It operates from 2.7 V supply, consuming 130 mW when receiving ISDB-T 13-segment signals, while power consumption in L-band mode is 110 mW. Available in 6 x 6 mm, 40-pin TQFN package, it includes on-chip tracking and low-pass filters. Unit is specified over -40 to +85°C temperature range.

Original Press Release:

Compact Multimode Silicon Tuner Receives T-DMB, ISDB-T, and DAB Broadcasts

High-accuracy, next-generation tuner eliminates expensive external components.

SUNNYVALE, CA - June 4, 2009 - Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX2169, a multimode silicon tuner for mobile TV. This device receives signals in the FM, VHF-III, UHF, and L-band spectrums, making it ideal for multimode applications that need to receive mobile TV and audio broadcasts. On-chip tracking filters, lowpass filters, and LNAs eliminate the need for expensive external components, thus saving space and cost. The IC operates in either zero-IF (ZIF) mode for DVB-H and ISDB-T or in low-IF mode for DAB and T-DMB. Offering a compact multiband solution, the MAX2169 is ideal for mobile multimedia applications such as cell phones, portable music players (PMPs), and USB sticks.

The MAX2169 operates from a single 2.7V supply and consumes only 130mW when receiving ISDB-T 13-segment signals. Power consumption in L-band mode is a low 110mW.

The MAX2169 is available in a small, 6mm x 6mm, 40-pin TQFN package, and is fully specified over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range. Prices start at $4.00 (1000-up, FOB USA). An evaluation kit and reference designs are being developed to speed designs-contact the factory for availability.

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The Company reported revenue in excess of $2 billion for fiscal 2008. Maxim 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 6000 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets. For more information, go to

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