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|MaxLinear Launches Low Power, Full-Spectrum Capture Cable Receivers for Data and Video Applications|
To meet the ever increasing consumer demand for media and data content, cable operators need additional channel tuning capacity and downstream bandwidth in gateways and set-top boxes to enable expanded services at home. Capturing the full 1 Gigahertz (GHz) cable spectrum, both the MxL265 and MxL267 FSC receivers enable cable operators to meet this consumer demand through flexible deployment of downstream bandwidth while migrating to high capacity DOCSIS 3.0 voice and IP data gateways, home media gateways, and hybrid or IP-based set-top boxes.
“Our research shows great growth in the market for hybrid set-top boxes,
driven in large part by cable subscribers demanding gateways that can
deliver more content into and throughout the home,” said
As cable operators offer greater bandwidth services to meet consumer demand for content, MaxLinear’s proprietary FSC technology replaces the need for several discrete single-channel cable tuners in a gateway or a set-top box with just one broadband multi-channel receiver. The MxL265 and MxL267 devices are capable of simultaneously receiving any combination of 16 or 24 channels, respectively, located arbitrarily inside the cable spectrum. As a result, MaxLinear’s FSC cable receivers significantly reduce the power consumption in a gateway or a set-top box, minimize PCB footprint, eliminate expensive external RF components, and simplify design of customer platforms requiring multiple channel access. The MxL265 and MxL267 deliver this scalable downstream bandwidth while supporting eight channels for upstream interactive services.
“We are very excited about our industry leading true single-chip
16-channel and 24-channel DOCSIS 3.0 receivers for video and data
MxL265 and MxL267 each offer a monolithic digital cable front-end with integrated LNA and signal conditioning functions combined with a Full-Spectrum Capture receiver. In full 16-channel receive mode of operation, the MxL265 consumes less than 110milliwatts (mW) per channel. Likewise, the MxL267 consumes less than 90mW per channel in full 24-channel receive mode. The extremely low power consumption of these devices eliminates the need for expensive heat removal components such as fans, heat shields and heat sinks inside customer equipment.
Furthermore, both the MxL265 and MxL267 can be used in an ultra-low power “battery backup/green” mode, consuming only 400mW total, while still meeting cable operator voice call and standby time requirements upon loss of power to the home. The chips also feature real time full-spectrum power-level reporting with no interruption of service, and enable fast channel change implementations in video systems.
The low power consumption and the power control flexibility of MaxLinear’s Full-Spectrum Capture devices enable compliance with the requirements of Energy Star and the European Code of Conduct for Digital TV Services and Broadband Equipment for both standby and operating modes. Both solutions exceed requirements for DOCSIS and video applications, including the stringent test scenarios under SCTE40 plant loading and impairment conditions.
The MxL265 16-channel and the MxL267 24-channel solutions are pin-to-pin compatible in a standard 7mm X 7mm QFN package. Both these devices support the processing of DOCSIS and video channels, enabling gateway and set-top box manufacturers to minimize costs by utilizing the same system design and software for different market segments.
Both devices support serial interfaces to a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, and have an integrated single channel tuner with a dedicated IF output for low power operation.
Customer samples of the MxL265 and MxL267 are available now with volume
production in Q3 2012. Additional FSC devices from
MxL, Full-Spectrum Capture, FSC and the
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