MaxLinear offers three-channel satellite receiver for HD/UHD PVRs

Monday, September 12th, 2016
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MaxLinear Announces Three-Channel Satellite Receiver for HD/UHD PVR Set-Top Boxes

  • Single chip front end solution integrates three satellite tuners and demodulators for low power, price-sensitive applications

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 the MxL532C, its latest three-tuner satellite receiver for personal video recorder (PVR) set-top boxes (STBs).

The MxL532C integrates MaxLinear’s leading-edge Full-Spectrum Capture™ satellite tuner technology with three demodulators that are compliant with DVB-S, DVB-S2, DSS and DIRECTV advanced modulation and coding (AMC) specifications. The chipset supports one or two wideband RF inputs and is able to tune to any transponder in the 250MHz-2350MHz frequency range. Up to three channels are demodulated and output over three serial transport stream (TS) interfaces, or multiplexed onto a single parallel TS interface. The MxL532C is able to interface to any standards-compliant audio/video system-on-chip (SoC).

Power consumption of the MxL532C device is approximately 1.3 watts in single input mode, which enables very small form factor designs without a noisy fan or an expensive heat sink.

“The proliferation of Wi-Fi-enabled video devices in the home is driving the demand for new PVRs and media servers,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President and General Manager, MaxLinear Broadband Group. “MaxLinear’s scalable front end solutions are enabling the leading satellite pay-TV operators to deploy advanced PVRs with multichannel, multiscreen services to their subscribers with minimal incremental capital expenditures.”

MaxLinear provides a reference platform to customers including all hardware design files and software drivers to accelerate development timelines and minimize time to market.