RF Receivers

This Product Selection Guide contains information to help select products in the RF Receivers category on DigiKey.com

RF Receivers are used to take in a modulated radio frequency signal, demodulate it, and then pass the data along to be processed in the system. The frequency range is AM, FM, WB, and 0Hz to 64GHz with data rates ranging from 250 bps to 16Gbps and a data interface of connector, I2C, I2S, Pads for pins, parallel, PCB, serial, solder pad, SPI, UART, and USB.


Frequency: The frequency or frequencies this product is designed to be compatible with.

Sensitivity: The minimum RF signal strength required for the receiver to successfully demodulate and recover the data from the incoming signal.

Data Rate (Max): Characterizes the maximum rate at which information can be transmitted or received by a device. Does not necessarily refer to the throughput rate for user data, see device datasheets for further information.

Modulation or Protocol: Indicates the communication standard(s) or RF modulation techniques supported or employed by a device.

Applications: Application is the type of equipment or environment the device will be used in, typically they are tested and rated by a third party to ensure certain minimum standards for the application they are intended for.

Current - Receiving: Characterizes device current consumption while operating in an active state, awaiting a transmitted signal.

Data Interface: Indication of which interface(s) or protocol(s) are used by the device to communicate with other components in the system.

Memory Size: The amount and type of memory available in the device.

Antenna Connector: The type of connector or interface used to connect the RF receiver to an external antenna.

Features: These are different capabilities or properties of the device such as 4800 bit rate, analog and digital data, or long range.

Voltage - Supply: Typically represented by a range, this indicates the low and high voltage limits which one can expect standard operation. Voltages outside this range may damage the device and other system components.

Operating Temperature: Recommended operating temperature, typically given in a range or as a maximum. Exceeding these temperatures may affect performance or damage the device and other system components.

Grade: Indicates whether the device is rated for automotive use.

Qualification: Indicates which automotive standard the device meets, if applicable.

Mounting Type : Indicates how the device is attached.

Package / Case: Indicates the type of protective case used on an electronic component to allow easy handling, installation, and protection. This selection was determined to be the closest industry standard applicable to the supplier device packaging. Typically it is best to check the actual dimensions from the datasheet rather than depend on this terminology when designing your circuit.

Supplier Device Package: This is what the manufacturer calls the package of this device. They are manufacturer specific. It is typically best to use the actual dimensions from the datasheets rather than to go by this terminology when designing your circuit.


DIGI-KEY PART # 672-MAX-M10M-00BTR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)
DESCRIPTION MAX-M10 RF Receiver BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS, GNSS, GPS -164dBm


DIGI-KEY PART # MAX2112ETI+TTR-ND - Tape & Reel (TR)
MANUFACTURER Analog Devices Inc./Maxim Integrated
DESCRIPTION - RF Receiver 925MHz ~ 2.175GHz PCB, Surface Mount 28-TQFN (5x5)


MANUFACTURER Linx Technologies Inc.
DESCRIPTION LR RF Receiver ASK, OOK 418MHz -112dBm 10kbps Castellation


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