MaxLinear’s AirPHY™ Powers New ZINWELL Outdoor-Indoor Product for 5G High-Band Wireless Communication

  • ZINWELL’s ZRA-001 system to be deployed by tier-one North American operator in 5G network trials; system uses MxL210x AirPHY modem for multi-gigabit throughput

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for wireless and wired infrastructure, industrial, the connected home and multimarket applications, today announced that ZINWELL Corp. has selected MaxLinear's MxL210x AirPHY™ wireless transceiver for its ZRA-001 product line.

Enabling the transfer of gigabit data rates from outdoor to indoor is a key challenge for high-band 5G and fixed wireless access technologies that use millimeter wave radio frequencies. Millimeter wave RF signals are ideal for supporting ultra-high broadband speeds with very low latency, however signals have challenges penetrating building walls or energy efficient windows with low-emissivity (Low-E) metallic coatings.

This challenge is addressed by the MxL210x, based on MaxLinear’s AirPHY technology. Operating within unlicensed radio frequency bands and below the FCC and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) limits for radiated emissions, the MxL210x enables wireless transfer of more than 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) penetrating through low-E windows and walls.

The ZINWELL ZRA-001 is designed for residential applications. It has two components: an outdoor unit (ODU) attached to the outside of the house and an indoor unit (IDU). The IDU can be easily self-installed to an inside wall or window. This solution means that mobile network operators (MNOs) do not have to drill holes in their customers’ homes to enable service, which speeds up installation time and lowers subscriber acquisition costs. Trials of the ZRA-001 will commence in the second quarter of 2018.

“As part of its fixed wireless access roll-outs, wireless operators are demanding cost-effective, plug-and-play solutions that can be self-installed by customers,” said Paul Wu, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, ZINWELL Corporation. “The MxL210x based on AirPHY technology provides an innovative approach that meets these requirements, and we’re excited to be working collaboratively with MaxLinear to deliver this new product to the market.”

“The promise of delivering gigabit broadband speeds inside the home without any wires or holes is finally a reality,” said Jim Kappes, Director of Marketing, MaxLinear Broadband Group. “ZINWELL’s ZRA-001 product provides an elegant solution that will reduce installation costs and improve the customer experience.”

A demonstration of AirPHY technology will be held during Mobile World Congress at Fira Gran Via Hall 2, Stand 2B31MR from Feb. 26 – March 1, 2018. For reservations, please contact

About ZINWELL Corporation
Founded in 1981, ZINWELL has grown to be globally recognized as one of the major Taiwanese manufacturers of MoCA 2.5 ECB/WECBs, Ultra-high Speed Home Networking, Multimedia Networks, Digital Set-top Box, Satellite, CATV and Terrestrial Receiving equipment. With headquarters in Taipei and corporate offices in Hsinchu, ZINWELL sells to three of the top 10 operators in the world. For more information, please visit

About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit

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