MaxLinear CMOS Hybrid TV Tuner Enables Mitsumi Line-up of TV Tuner Modules

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
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CARLSBAD, Calif. — MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communication applications, announced today that Mitsumi has completed designs with MxL301RF for its new line-up of hybrid silicon tuner modules targeted at hybrid televisions, Blu-Ray recorders and set top box applications.

MaxLinear’s MxL301RF covers all global analog and digital television reception standards, with the various reception modes capable of being set by simple software configuration and without the need for external component changes. Like all of MaxLinear’s RF and mixed-signal IC products, MxL301RF is based on a monolithic single chip implementation in standard digital CMOS process technology resulting in a highly integrated, and optimized easy-to-implement RF solution for customers.

“Expanding our existing partnership with MaxLinear allows us to remain at the forefront of technological development with highly compact and complete system solutions,” said a Mitsumi spokesman. “Performance, size, power and cost are key decision factors in our selection process and we are extremely pleased that the MxL301RF provides exceptional value without compromise in all those areas.”

MaxLinear’s MxL301RF hybrid tuner IC consumes approximately 400mW of power in analog TV reception mode, which is significantly lower than that of other competitor silicon-based solutions. The MxL301RF is available in a compact 5x5mm 32pin QFN package, which significantly reduces the PCB footprint area and power consumption when compared to other competing products.

“Tuner modules uniquely benefit from the high performance, small size and low power advantages of MxL301RF,” said Kishore Seendripu, CEO of MaxLinear. “We are excited to partner with industry innovators like Mitsumi on new and market leading tuner module solutions for the TV, BluRay and STB markets.”

MaxLinear’s MxL301RF CMOS tuner ICs are shipping in volume production today in Hybrid Televisions. Volume production shipments of Mitsumi’s MxL301RF based tuner modules are scheduled for the latter half of 2011.