MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communication applications, today announced that Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd., a global broadband communications company, has selected the MxL261 digital cable front-end receiver for a new family of DOCSIS® 3.0 consumer premises equipment (CPE).
The CM4100, first in Skyworth’s new DOCSIS 3.0 family, is a high-speed data cable modem designed using both the MxL261 and the Intel® Puma™ 5 chipset. Providing up to 200 Mbps data speeds, the CM4100 serves as a broadband network controller for residential and small-office applications.
Utilizing the MxL261’s wideband multichannel receiver, Skyworth’s CM4100 supports remote spectrum analyzer functions that report network health and performance parameters, which can be used by cable operators in managing and troubleshooting their networks. This innovative feature allows cable operators to avoid costly technician visits to customer homes by remotely monitoring and diagnosing potential problems with customer premises equipment.
“We are pleased to be working with Skyworth on its flagship DOCSIS 3.0 products,” said Brian Sprague, MaxLinear’s Vice President and General Manager for Broadband and Consumer Products. “Cable modem and gateway markets are evolving rapidly as cable providers strive to meet burgeoning consumer demand for bandwidth and content. This is a great example of the value MaxLinear’s DOCSIS receivers bring to OEMs that are developing next-generation cable modem and gateway products. We are looking forward to supporting Skyworth as they deliver expanded multimedia and data bandwidth solutions for the home.”“Our upcoming series of eight-channel DOCSIS 3.0 data gateways and modems offer the high levels of quality and performance that our customers always expect from us,” said Xiao Hui Wang, Skyworth Vice President and R&D General Manager. “The MxL261 helps to meet those high standards, and the level of feature integration achieved in the tuner plays a big part in making our next-generation products competitive in the market.”