MaxLinear DVB-T receiver selected by Fetch TV for hybrid STBs

Friday, September 9th, 2016 
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MaxLinear DVB-T Receiver Selected by Fetch TV for New Hybrid Set-Top Boxes

  • MxL101SF Enables Free-to-Air and Multi-Channel Recording Functionality

AMSTERDAM — RAI Amsterdam, IBC Exhibition — MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications, the connected home, data center, metro, long-haul fiber networks, and wireless infrastructure, today announced its MxL101SF DVB-T tuner has been selected by Fetch TV for its recently launched high-definition and ultra-high-definition set-top boxes (STBs).

The MaxLinear MxL101SF was selected for the Fetch TV “Mini” and “Mighty” hybrid receivers, two recently launched set-top boxes (STBs) that deliver free-to-air, over-the-top (OTT) and subscription content to consumers throughout Australia.

The Fetch TV Mighty is a Wi-Fi connected STB with 1 terabyte of storage that can simultaneously record up to six channels of digital television from three different networks. The Mighty also supports the HEVC video codec for efficient streaming of 4K HDTV services. The Fetch TV Mini is a single-tuner, high-definition STB with the same wireless capability to receive terrestrial television and subscription content, but without storage.

The MaxLinear MxL101SF is a high-performance tuner and demodulator IC for DVB-T applications and hybrid multi-mode applications combining DVB-T and other analog/digital terrestrial TV and cable TV standards including ATSC, ISDBT13, DTMB, NTSC, PAL, SECAM, DVB-C and DOCSIS.

“Fetch TV’s new STBs are very innovative systems that make the most of the features and functions built into our MxL101SF tuner/demodulators,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President & General Manager of MaxLinear’s Broadband Group. “The small size and low power of the MxL101SF makes it possible to deliver multi-channel capability and HD TV features in such a small form factor.”