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|MaxLinear MxL603 Tuner Selected by Top-Tier Set-Top Box Manufacturers|
“The MxL603 has been a huge success in the marketplace,” said
Because of its ability to support all worldwide digital cable and terrestrial broadcast standards, the MxL603 has been rapidly adopted by virtually all leading set-top box manufacturers, across a variety of market segments including DVB-T2, DVB-T, ATSC, DTMB, ISDB-T and DVB-C.
Next-generation set-top boxes based on MaxLinear’s new MxL603 silicon tuner are already under development and will enable manufacturers to achieve a level of RF performance that was previously unobtainable. In typical emerging DVB-T2 markets, field reception issues are common due to the presence of multiple RF interference signals and a crowded analog TV spectrum. The MxL603 is able to operate in this type of difficult reception environment without any external LNA or additional on-board filtering.
The MxL603 performance also provides protection against interference from future LTE/4G handset and base-station transmissions, which are known to cause severe reception issues in set-top boxes with low-performance tuners.
“Our digital CMOS technology is the key to delivering the low power consumption, high performance and small size that are major reasons we’ve had such great success in DVB-T2 set-top boxes,” Sprague said. “Our tuner technology enables consumer products to be smaller, more environmentally friendly and more robust in the very difficult reception environments typical in emerging market countries.”
Mx603 Technical Highlights
Based on low-power 65-nm digital CMOS process technology, the MxL603 silicon tuner supports all global digital cable and terrestrial television reception standards, including: DVB-T/T2, ISDB-T, ATSC, ATSC M/H, DTMB, ITU J.83 Annex A/B/C, DVB-C2, DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS. The device is software-configurable for any of these standards, allowing manufacturers to re-use designs in multiple markets.
The MxL603 tuner features an integrated LNA, on-chip loop-through and exceptional sensitivity performance that enables robust reception of weak signals even in the presence of multiple strong interferers such as LTE/4G, WiFi or adjacent analog and digital channels.
The MxL603 delivers an unprecedented noise figure of 3.8 decibels (dB) and includes MaxLinear’s leading-edge blocker immunity technology for advanced filtering of strong signals from adjacent channels. The combination of superior sensitivity and linearity performance provides assurance to set-top box manufacturers that current products will meet future tuner specifications as they evolve.
MxL603 is available in a tiny 4 mm x 4 mm 24-pin QFN package and consumes approximately 400 milliwatts (mW) in digital terrestrial mode. The low power consumption and small footprint enable low-cost, two-layer PCB implementations and ultra-small form factor tuner modules without the need for an expensive heat sink or fan.
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