MxL261 Enables Skyworth to Deliver Eight-Channel DOCSIS Consumer Premises Equipment with the Lowest Power, Size and Cost
CARLSBAD, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 14, 2014 — 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.”
The MxL261 is based on MaxLinear’s low-power, digital CMOS process RF and mixed-signal technology. It is a single-die, global standards, digital cable front end with integrated splitter, two 100MHz wideband tuners, four QAM demodulators and a four-channel-wide IF output.
The MxL261 consumes less than 175mW per channel in full eight-channel mode. The low power consumption and the power control flexibility of the chip enable compliance with Energy Star and the European Code of Conduct for Digital TV Services and Broadband Equipment for both standby and operating modes. The MxL261 die is mounted in a 7mm x 7mm, 48-pin QFN package. Please contact MaxLinear for ordering information.
About Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd.
Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd. is the second largest subsidiary of the Skyworth Group with an extensive history and expertise in digital television set-top boxes. Skyworth is China’s leading STB manufacturer, delivering over 15 million units worldwide every year. Skyworth invests heavily in engineering excellence; 70% of the company’s employees work in R&D and have generated more than 100 patents covering nearly all the state-of-the-art STB technologies.
Skyworth products are built in a world-class, 650,000-square-meter manufacturing center with an annual capacity of over 20 million units per year. The company has a very stringent ISO9001 quality process that led to its becoming a member of the Shenzhen Association for Quality, which is the most authoritative quality control association in China.
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com.
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