MaxLinear 32-Channel Receiver and PGA Chosen by Hitron for DOCSIS® 3.0 Gateway

The device exceeds requirements for DOCSIS 3.0 and video applications, including the stringent test scenarios under SCTE40 plant loading and impairment conditions. The device supports a serial interface to a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, and has an integrated single-channel tuner for low-power operation.

MxL231 Technical Highlights

The MxL231 supports upstream frequencies up to 85MHz with up to eight 64-QAM upstream channels and a combined output power of up to 66dBmV. In this configuration, the device dissipates less than 1W while exceeding the adjacent channel power ratio requirements in the DOCSIS 3.0 specification. The MxL231 is compatible with all 16-, 24- and 32-channel MaxLinear DOCSIS 3.0 Full-Spectrum Capture receivers.

The MxL231 has a smaller footprint than existing PGA devices and requires fewer external components, thereby reducing the PCB area required for upstream amplification. Using only a single 3.3V supply, the MxL231 now allows manufacturers to eliminate the 5V supply from their gateway design entirely, further simplifying layout and reducing system cost.


The MxL268 32-channel DOCSIS 3.0 digital cable receiver is available now in a standard 7mm x 7mm QFN package. The MxL231 DOCSIS 3.0 PGA is available now in a standard 4mm x 4mm QFN package. Please contact MaxLinear for ordering information.

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

MxL, Full-Spectrum Capture, FSC and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

About Hitron Technologies, Inc.

Hitron Technologies, Inc. delivers more than 3 million DOCSIS products annually to MSOs worldwide, which support both residential and business class applications. With a world-class manufacturing campus in China and regional offices in the Netherlands and the USA, Hitron’s global operation spans more than 15 countries with over 1,000 employees. Information about Hitron products and services can be found at

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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 Hitron’s selection of MaxLinear’s MxL268 FSC 32-channel digital cable front-end receiver and MxL231 PGA for a new family of DOCSIS 3.0 consumer premises equipment. 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 revenues from Hitron’s selection of our MxL268 and MxL231 devices. 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, including Hitron, 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; currently pending intellectual property litigation; and the potential for additional intellectual property litigation, which is prevalent in our industry. 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 September 30, 2014. 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.


MaxLinear Inc. Press Contact:
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MaxLinear Inc. Corporate Contact:
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Hitron Technologies Press Contact:
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