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50MHz to 1000MHz, 75dB Logarithmic
The MAX2014 complete multistage logarithmic amplifier is
designed to accurately convert radio-frequency (RF) sig-
nal power in the 50MHz to 1000MHz frequency range to
an equivalent DC voltage. The outstanding dynamic range
and precision over temperature of this log amplifier make it
particularly useful for a variety of base-station and other
wireless applications, including automatic gain control
(AGC), transmitter power measurements, and received-
signal-strength indication (RSSI) for terminal devices.
The MAX2014 can also be operated in a controller
mode where it measures, compares, and controls the
output power of a variable-gain amplifier as part of a
fully integrated AGC loop.
This logarithmic amplifier provides much wider mea-
surement range and superior accuracy compared to
controllers based on diode detectors, while achieving
excellent temperature stability over the full -40°C to
+85°C operating range.
♦ Complete RF Detector/Controller
♦ 50MHz to 1000MHz Frequency Range
♦ Exceptional Accuracy Over Temperature
♦ High Dynamic Range
♦ 2.7V to 5.25V Supply Voltage Range*
♦ Scaling Stable Over Supply and Temperature
♦ Controller Mode with Error Output
♦ Shutdown Mode with Typically 1µA of Supply
♦ Available in 8-Pin TDFN and 8-pin µMAX® Package
AGC Measurement and Control
RF Transmitter Power Measurement
Cellular Base-Station, WLAN, Microwave Link,
Radar, and other Military Applications
µMAX is a registered trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
*See the Power-Supply Connections section.
Ordering Information appears at end of data sheet.
50Ω 7dB 7dB
OFFSET AND COMMON-
Pin Configuration appears at end of data sheet.
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