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2013 CES International – MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL),
a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced its MxL584 eight-channel single-chip satellite receiver will power the next-generation AirScreen™ satellite-to-IP (SAT>IP) gateway from Inverto Digital Labs, a Luxembourg-based leader in broadcast reception and streaming products.
The new AirScreen Server also includes a SAT>IP System-on-Chip (SoC) from STMicroelectronics that supports both the SAT>IP protocol and the networking and conditional access features required by satellite free-to-air and pay-TV providers. The MxL584 is a single-chip low-power receiver that incorporates MaxLinear’s Full-Spectrum Capture™ (FSC™) technology that captures the entire 4.8GHz satellite spectrum and demodulates up to eight DVB-S2 channels.
The combined MaxLinear MxL584 and STMicroelectronics SoC platform is best positioned for supporting the SAT>IP gateway market evolution toward delivering more satellite channels to IP-connected devices including connected TVs, tablets, laptops and smartphones. The SAT>IP standard is developed and maintained by SES S.A.,
a global leader in satellite communications.
Inverto is a developer and vendor of broadcast reception and streaming appliances. Inverto’s previous server, MultiBox, first launched in 2012, was the first four-channel SAT>IP gateway on the market. Its successor product, the AirScreen Server, receives up to eight satellite signals and streams selected TV/radio programs over a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) link to up to eight users allowing them to watch live or recorded TV on their connected video devices via a home network. AirScreen can stream services selected by the client devices while also maintaining encryption for pay-TV channels.
“When we designed the MxL500 satellite receiver family taking advantage of our ultra-low power, high performance and Full-Spectrum Capture™ technology, it was to make advanced systems like the Inverto AirScreen a reality,” said Brian Sprague, MaxLinear’s Vice President and General Manager. “MaxLinear is pleased to be partnering with Inverto and with STMicroelectronics on this industry-leading next-generation satellite gateway.”