IBC 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 ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS), a global communications technology company, has selected the MxL265 and MxL267 Full-Spectrum Capture (FSC TM) digital cable front-end receivers for a new family of DOCSIS 3.0 consumer premises equipment (CPE).
Announced this past March, MaxLinear’s MxL265 and MxL267 devices are capable of simultaneously receiving any combination of 16 or 24 DOCSIS channels, respectively, located arbitrarily inside the cable spectrum.
Delivering up to 1Gb/s downstream speeds, MaxLinear’s family of FSC receivers replaces several discrete single-channel cable tuners with just one broadband multi-channel receiver. This significantly reduces the power consumption in ARRIS next-generation gateways, minimizes printed circuit board footprint, eliminates expensive external RF components and simplifies the design of ARRIS platforms.
ARRIS will demonstrate next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 products using the MxL265 and MxL267 at the IBC 2012 show in Amsterdam, which runs from Sept. 7 - 11. ARRIS will be located in Hall 1, Booth D-41 at the RAI Amsterdam. The demonstration will feature ARRIS 16- and 24-bonded downstream devices delivering throughput speeds up to 840 Mb/s.Meeting the ever-increasing consumer demand for media and data content, ARRIS gateways provide cable operators the additional channel tuning capacity and downstream bandwidth required to enable rich multimedia and high data content services at home. “We are pleased to be working with ARRIS on its flagship DOCSIS 3.0 products,” said Brian Sprague, MaxLinear’s Vice President and General Manager for Broadband and Consumer Products. “Video gateway and set-top box markets are evolving rapidly as cable providers strive to meet burgeoning consumer demand for bandwidth and content. We are looking forward to supporting ARRIS with our FSC receivers to facilitate more efficient distribution of video and IP services, faster download speeds, lower power and lower cost designs.”