Power Upstream Amplifier meets DOCSIS® 3.0 requirements.

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Model MAX3518 CATV amplifier dissipates 1.25 W when configured for 31 dB of gain and +64 dBm VOUT. It also consumes 25 mW in transmit-disabled mode while acheiving 10 dB noise and 60 dBc of harmonic distortion. Operating from 5.0 V supply that connects to single pin on device, it is specified over -40 to +85°C temperature range. Unit is available in 5 x 5 mm, 20-pin TQFN package.

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Industry's Lowest Power Upstream Amplifier for DOCSIS 3.0

CATV upstream amplifier meets DOCSIS 3.0 requirements, dissipates only 1.25W

SUNNYVALE, CA - July 2, 2009 - Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX3518, a DOCSIS® 3.0 upstream amplifier that combines the industry's lowest power consumption with optimal distortion performance. This device consumes a mere 1.25W when configured for 31dB of gain and +64dBmVOUT. Moreover, it consumes an ultra-low 25mW in transmit-disabled mode, while achieving a low, 10dB noise figure and 60dBc of harmonic distortion. The MAX3518's industry-low power consumption reduces power-supply requirements and extends battery life in battery-backup systems, thus making it ideal for cable and VoIP modems.

The MAX3518 operates from a single 5.0V supply that connects to a single pin on the device, greatly simplifying circuit board routing and reducing the required number of external components to only one balun and five 1nF capacitors. Simply add a standard anti-aliasing filter to obtain a complete upstream solution.

The MAX3518 is fully specified over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range, and is available in a 5mm x 5mm, 20-pin TQFN package. Prices start at $5.00 (1000-up, FOB USA). Evaluation kits and reference designs are available.

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 www.maxim-ic.com.

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