More than 40 confirmed design wins for pure-play or hybrid
set-top boxes with DVB-T2, DVB-T, ATSC, DTMB, ISDB-T or
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 23, 2012--
MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of
integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated
circuits for broadband communications applications, today
announced that it has more than 40 confirmed design wins for
its latest generation silicon TV tuner, the MxL603. The
MxL603 meets all worldwide cable and terrestrial broadcast
specifications, making it the ideal solution for a wide
variety of cable and terrestrial set-top box products.
"The MxL603 has been a huge success in the marketplace," said
Brian Sprague, vice president and general manager at
MaxLinear. "It's the ultimate combination of best-in-class
performance with ultra-low power, design flexibility and very
competitive pricing that makes the MxL603 extremely
attractive to our set-top box customer base."
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.
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
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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 the selection of MaxLinear's MxL603
silicon tuner for a wide variety of cable and terrestrial
set-top box products. 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 the extent to which the
selection of MaxLinear's MxL603 silicon tuner may affect
future revenues, if any, and whether or to what extent the
design wins may result in actual orders and related 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 dependence on
a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of
revenues; 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 (SEC), including risks and uncertainties
identified in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year
ended December 31, 2011 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. All forward-looking
statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary
statement. MaxLinear is providing this information as of the
date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to
update any forward-looking statements contained in this
release as a result of new information, future events, or
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