Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Cover Document

Cover Document - $ / shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 18, 2019
Entity Listings [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name MaxLinear Inc.  
Entity File Number 001-34666  
Entity Tax Identification Number 14-1896129  
Entity Address, Address Line One 5966 La Place Court, Suite 100,  
Entity Address, City or Town Carlsbad  
Entity Address, State or Province CA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 92008  
City Area Code 760  
Local Phone Number 692-0711  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Document Type 10-Q/A  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
Amendment Flag true  
Amendment Description We have amended our 10Q for the period ended June 30, 2019 to correct the registrant's shell company designation to "No" on the cover page.  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   71,220,363
Entity Listing, Par Value Per Share $ 0.0001  
Entity Central Index Key 0001288469  
Entity Listings [Line Items]    
Trading Symbol MXL  
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock  
Security Exchange Name NYSE