The parts are pin compatible with MaxLinear’s six and eight-channel solutions to allow manufacturers to reuse and scale the design with additional channels.The low power and power control flexibility of the MxL541, MxL542 and MxL544 ensure compliance with the requirements of Energy Star and the European Code of Conduct for Digital TV Services and Broadband Equipment for both standby and operating modes. Advantages of MxL541, MxL542 and MxL544 include:
- Full-Spectrum Capture: Receives up to four channels located anywhere in the entire satellite spectrum when used with channel stacking LNBs (for MxL541), wideband LNBs (for MxL542) or quad/quattro LNBs (for MxL544).
- Ultra-low power: Consumes less than a third of the power consumed by a discrete four-channel solution. This reduces the overall costs associated with thermal mitigation inside a gateway and helps meet Energy Star requirements.
- Low system cost: Integrates all active components including low noise amplifier (LNA), multiple tuners and demodulators, which translates into lower bill of materials (BOM).
- Simple system design: Dramatically reduces the number of components required around the chip by up to 75%, which simplifies the frontend design and reduces time-to-market.
- Versatile transport interface: Features a built-in transport engine that can interface to almost all backend SoCs.
- Remote spectrum monitoring: Has built-in performance monitoring and remote diagnostics capability that reduces truck rolls for satellite operators.
- Fast channel change: Facilitates fast and seamless channel change thanks to FSC technology and multiple demodulators.
Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying future financial performance or trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in particular statements relating to the MxL540 product family and MaxLinear’s Full-Spectrum Capture™ (FSC™) technology. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We cannot predict whether or to what extent we will realize additional revenues from the MxL540 product family. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including (among others) intense competition in our industry; the ability of our customers to cancel or reduce orders; uncertainties concerning how end user markets for our products will develop; our lack of long-term supply contracts and dependence on limited sources of supply; potential decreases in average selling prices for our products; and on-going intellectual property litigation related to our hybrid television tuner products. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including risks and uncertainties identified in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. MaxLinear is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.