Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


Cover - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Jul. 19, 2023
Cover [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2023  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-34666  
Entity Registrant Name MaxLinear, Inc.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
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  
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock  
Trading Symbol MXL  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   81,015,838
Entity Central Index Key 0001288469  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2023  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false