MaxLinear’s MxL603 exceeds the higher performance specifications of
DVB-T2/C2 broadcast standards
MxL603 provides superior rejection of 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, MoCA and EoC
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2012--
Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency
(RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications
applications, today announced the MxL603, its next-generation
high-performance TV tuner for digital cable and terrestrial set-top box
Based on low-power 65-nm digital CMOS process technology, the MxL603
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 is the second device in MaxLinear’s MxL600 “super radio”
family of 4 mm x 4 mm tuner products following the MxL601,
a global hybrid tuner announced last year. The MxL603 features an RF
loop-through port, an accurate input power detector and was specifically
designed to exceed the requirements of new broadcast standards such as
Additionally, the MxL603 provides superior rejection of out-of-band
interference from 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, MoCA and EoC signals, without the need
for expensive external filters associated with legacy solutions. These
expensive external filters required by competing solutions to reject
interference signals add both cost and complexity to a design. With the
rapid, worldwide proliferation of 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi enabled devices, the
risk of interference problems and field failures are significant
concerns for set-top box manufacturers that can be mitigated with the
“The MxL603 has a smaller board footprint and lower power consumption
than any other tuner in the market, features that are essential for
today’s smaller and thinner set-top boxes,” said Brian Sprague,
MaxLinear Vice President and General Manager. “When you also factor in
the advances in sensitivity and phase noise performance - all built on
top of our low-cost digital CMOS technology - this chip should be
considered for every new STB design.”
The MxL603 delivers an unprecedented noise figure of 3.8 decibels (dB).
The device also includes MaxLinear’s leading edge blocker immunity
technology for advanced filtering of strong signals from adjacent
channels. The superior phase noise performance provides assurance to
set-top box manufacturers that current products will meet future tuner
specifications as they continue to evolve.
Additionally, the MxL603 provides market leading power consumption of
approximately 350 milliwatts (mW) in digital terrestrial mode. The low
power consumption and high level of integration enable low-cost,
two-layer tuner-on-board implementations as well as ultra-small tuner
modules without the need for expensive heat sinks or four-layer PCBs.
The MxL603 is currently in volume production, with complete reference
design kits available for cable and terrestrial applications.
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and
mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications
applications. MaxLinear is located in Carlsbad, California, and its
address on the Internet is www.maxlinear.com.
MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other
trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the
meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include,
among others, statements concerning or implying future financial
performance or trends and opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in
particular statements relating to MaxLinear’s MxL603 high performance TV
tuner. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties,
and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially
different from any future results expressed or implied by these
forward-looking statements. MaxLinear cannot predict its future rates of
revenue growth, if any, including whether or the extent to which new
product introductions such as the MxL603 may affect future revenues.
MaxLinear’s business, revenues, and operating results are and will be
subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including (among others)
uncertainties concerning how end user markets for its products will
develop; its substantial dependence on a limited number of customers;
its ability to continue to develop and introduce new and enhanced
products on a timely basis; and potential decreases in average selling
prices for its products. In addition to these risks and uncertainties,
investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in
MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission, including risks and uncertainties identified in its most
recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
Source: MaxLinear Inc.
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Director, TV & STB Product Line