|[March 18, 2013]
MaxLinear Technology Enables Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Set-Top Boxes in Latin America
CARLSBAD, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio
frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband
communications applications, today announced that leading OEMs have
selected its MxL683 silicon tuner-demodulator device for new, hybrid
satellite + terrestrial set-top boxes (STB) for the Latin America pay TV
Pay TV operators in Latin America are increasingly adding ISDB-T
13-segment broadcast receivers into existing satellite STB platforms to
capture the growing number of high quality, high definition television
(HDTV) channels that are broadcast free-to-air in many cities.
The infrastructure and licensing costs associated with combining and
re-transmitting these channels over the existing satellite network can
be prohibitively expensive. By integrating the ISDB-T receiver in the
STB, satellite operators can free up valuable satellite bandwidth for
additional pay TV channels and still offer packages with the "must have"
local HD content.
"MxL683 has the best performance of any ISDB-T demod tested to date,"
stated Dr. Gunnar Bedicks, Head of Research, Digital TV Laboratory at
Mackenzie Presbyterian University. The Mackenzie DTV Lab is considered
to be the leading authority on ISDB-T receiver testing in Brazil.
"As the market demand heats up in Latin America, we are pleased to
deliver world-class solutions that help the satellite pay TV operators
drive the adoption of HD services," said Brian Sprague, Vice President
of Marketing & General Manager at MaxLinear. "The MxL683 has
significantly reduced the engineering effort required by our customers
to develop hybrid STB solutions."
The MxL683 is a highly integrated, single-chip ISDB-T compliant receiver
with best-in-class RF tuner and demodulator performance. The MxL683
offers the highest level of integration and the lowest power consumption
of any ISDB-T solution in the market. Unlike other compettive devices,
MxL683 has been extensively field-tested and optimized to ensure robust
over-the-air TV reception in the difficult terrestrial reception
environments commonly found throughout Brazil and other Latin American
In particular, the MxL683 delivers excellent linearity and adjacent
channel performance, even in the presence of strong interference signals
from satellite harmonics, 4G/LTE mobile, multimedia over coax (MoCA) and
WiFi (News - Alert). These features enable free-to-air terrestrial signals to be
combined with satellite and MoCA signals at the roof, and then carried
over a single coax cable to the STB in the home. The RF performance of
MxL683 combined with MaxLinear's extensive experience designing complete
RF front-end solutions for hybrid satellite + terrestrial STBs, means
that the system complexity and design risk is significantly reduced and
time-to-market can be accelerated.
The MxL683 silicon tuner-demodulator is shipping today in mass
production and is available in a compact 7x7 mm QFN package. Complete
turnkey design materials and test reports are available to customers and
partners upon request.
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, Full-Spectrum (News - Alert) Capture, FSC 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 growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in
particular statements relating to OEM selection of the MxL683 for
set-top boxes in the Latin America pay television market and the
performance of the MxL683 in that market. These forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other
factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from any
future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.
We cannot predict whether or to what extent the selection of the MxL683
by OEMs for the Latin America market will result in future revenues.
Forward-looking statements are based on management's current,
preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and
uncertainties, including (among others) intense competition in our
industry; the ability of our customers to cancel or reduce orders;
uncertainties concerning how end user markets for our products will
develop; our lack of long-term supply contracts and dependence on
limited sources of supply; potential decreases in average selling prices
for our products; and on-going intellectual property litigation related
to hybrid television tuner 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 (News - Alert)), including risks and uncertainties identified
in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 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 otherwise.
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