MaxLinear Satellite Receiver Powers Set-Top Boxes for Cyfrowy Polsat, Poland’s Largest Satellite TV Service

  • MxL541C brings Full-Spectrum Capture™ features, low power draw and Unicable support to next-generation Evobox set-top boxes

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Sept. 18, 2018 – MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications, today announced Cyfrowy Polsat, Poland’s leading satellite TV service provider, has selected the MxL541C for its new Evobox HD set-top boxes (STB), the latest product is its Evobox product line, which has been successfully implemented since 2016.

The MxL541C is a four-channel satellite receiver and Evobox HD STB makes use of the device’s very low power consumption and its Unicable support for easy installation. The receiver features Full-Spectrum Capture™ (FSC™) functionality that provides fast channel change, a feature that reduces channel tuning to less than half a second on average compared to three to four seconds on most existing high definition (HD) satellite STBs. The Evobox HD also includes Dolby audio sound and a Wi-Fi capability for over-the-top (OTT) services, including HBO GO and the company’s own Cyfrowy Polsat GO. An intuitive user interface makes it easy to find content and to schedule viewing.

“The expansion of our Evobox product line gives us the ability to better meet the needs of our customers who want a full complement of satellite programming and additional OTT and video on demand services,” said Dariusz Działkowski, Management Board Member for Technology of Cyfrowy Polsat. “MaxLinear is an excellent technology partner and its MxL541C device brings important features that our customers appreciate.”

“Evobox has been a big success for Cyfrowy Polsat. It’s great to be their partner in these new products,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President and General Manager, MaxLinear Broadband Group. “The MxL541C is one of MaxLinear’s scalable front-end ICs that enables leading satellite pay-TV operators like Cyfrowy Polsat to deploy feature-rich services to their subscribers with minimal capital expenditures.”

Technical Highlights – MxL541C

The MxL541C FSC satellite receiver supports a single satellite RF input ranging from 950MHz – 2150MHz, with four DVB-S2/S satellite demodulators and flexible transport stream outputs.

The MxL541C supports Unicable installations, which simplifies the home installation process for significantly reduced deployment costs. The device integrates DiSEqC 2.0 and FSK control interfaces to enable STBs to be connected to a wide range of satellite low-noise block (LNB) down converters, including universal, Unicable, SatCR and digital channel stacking switch (dCSS) LNBs.

The MxL541C device comes in a low-cost 10mm x 10mm QFN package and is currently shipping in mass production. The MxL541C is pin-compatible and software compatible with MaxLinear’s MxL581C which supports up to eight satellite tuners. This enables flexible set-top box designs that can support different tuner configurations with common hardware and software.

About Cyfrowy Polsat

Cyfrowy Polsat is the largest Polish satellite platform from Grupa Polsat, one of the largest Polish companies and a leading media and telecommunications group in the region. Polsat Group has about 5.8 million customers to whom the company provides 16.7 million services. The company’s mission is to create and deliver the most attractive television content, telecommunications products and other services for home, individual and business customers using the best and most modern technologies, to provide high quality integrated services, responding to the changing needs of their clients and maintaining the highest level of their satisfaction.  More information is at http://www.grupapolsat.pl/en.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com.

MxL 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 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 Cwfrowy Polsat’s use of MaxLinear’s MXL541C for its new Evobox HD set-top boxes. 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 our relationship with Cwfroway Polsat.  Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as “will be,”“will,”“expected,”“anticipate,”“continue,”or similar expressions and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements:intense competition in our industry, particularly in our broadband markets; the ability of our customers, including Cwfrowy Polsat, 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 the potential for 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 June 30, 2018. 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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