MaxLinear Launches Low Power, Full-Spectrum Capture™ DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Receiver for Multi-Gigabit Services

MxL236 technical highlights

The MxL236 supports upstream frequencies up to 204MHz with any combination of OFDM and QAM channels with a combined output power of up to 65dBmV at the cable connector. In this configuration, the device dissipates 2.9W less than competing DOCSIS 3.1 PGA offerings.

In conjunction with the MxL278, the MxL236 introduces functions to report network health and performance parameters on the upstream link, allowing operators to reduce maintenance costs by reducing technician truck rolls.

The MxL236 has a smaller footprint than competing DOCSIS 3.1 PGA devices and requires fewer external components, thereby reducing the PCB area required for upstream amplification. Using only a single 3.3V supply, the MxL236 allows manufacturers to eliminate the 5V supply from their gateway design entirely, further simplifying layout and reducing system cost.


The MxL278 DOCSIS 3.1 receiver with integrated MoCA 2.1 transceiver is available for sampling in a standard 10mm X 10mm QFN package. The MxL236 is available for sampling in a standard 7mm x 7mm QFN package. Please contact MaxLinear for ordering information.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. is a provider of integrated, radio frequency, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications and data center, metro, and long-haul transport network 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.

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, including statements relating to the introduction and performance of the MxL278 receiver and the MxL236 PGA. 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 the introduction of the MxL278 and the MxL236. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including (among others) integration risks arising from our recent acquisition of Entropic Communications, Inc.; 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; 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 our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. 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.


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