The MAX2754 self-contained, linear modulation, volt-
age-controlled oscillator (VCO) is intended for use in
the 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz ISM band, particularly for FSK
modulation systems that utilize a direct frequency-mod-
ulation transmit architecture. This device features a lin-
ear modulation input in addition to the standard
frequency tuning input. The frequency tuning range of
1145MHz to 1250MHz (1/2 LO) also supports an IF up
to 110MHz with low side LO. The VCO is based on
Maxim’s proprietary monolithic VCO technology, where
all VCO components are integrated on-chip, including
the varactor and inductor.
The MAX2754 linear modulation input offers a means to
directly FM modulate the VCO with a constant modula-
tion sensitivity over the tuning voltage input range.
Typical frequency deviation is -500kHz/V which is linear
to ±4% over the guaranteed frequency limits. The tun-
ing input voltage range is +0.4V to +2.4V and the oscil-
lator frequency is factory adjusted to provide
guaranteed limits. The oscillator signal is buffered by
an output amplifier stage (internally matched to 50
provide higher output power and isolate the oscillator
from load impedance variations.
The MAX2754 operates over a +2.7V to +5.5V supply
range. This device also provides a digitally controlled
shutdown mode to permit implementation of sophisti-
cated power-supply management. In shutdown, the
supply current is reduced to 0.2µA. Even when active,
power consumption is a modest 41mW.
The MAX2754 is packaged in the miniature 8-pin µMAX
to offer the world’s smallest, complete 2.4GHz direct-
modulation VCO solution.
2.4GHz Cordless Phones
2.4GHz Wireless Data Radios
♦ Fully Monolithic VCO Construction with On-Chip
Inductor and Varactor Tuning Elements
♦ Guaranteed 1145MHz to 1250MHz Tuning Range
to Support 1/2 LO Applications
♦ Modulation Linearity Within ±4%
♦ Precise Modulation Gain (-500kHz/V)
♦ Low Phase Noise (-137dBc/Hz at 4MHz offset)
♦ +2.7V to +5.5V Single-Supply Operation
♦ Low-Current Shutdown Mode
♦ Miniature 8-Pin µMAX® Package
1.2GHz VCO with Linear
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REG AND BIAS
Typical Operating Circuit
19-2102; Rev 2; 5/06
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