Excellence
by Design.

Highlights

200

unique products

850

million units delivered

2,000

patents

70%

employees with Masters or Ph.D.

The MaxLinear Difference

At MaxLinear, our drive towards excellence shows in all that we do. The end result is a sharp focus on creating technology and products that solve some of the world’s most challenging communication technology problems. It all starts with building a great, cohesive team with an exacting quality standard.

Our eight founders started MaxLinear in the Fall of 2003, with a commitment to building a great engineering company. The low-power broadband CMOS single-chip tuner they developed is at the core of groundbreaking technology that is used worldwide in  televisions and set-top boxes today. Our focus on low power technology and engineering excellence remains part of our chip design DNA.

Since those early days, our product portfolio has expanded to include complex multi-gigabit transceivers for broadband data and satellite channel stacking switches, 400 Gbps high-speed interconnect chips for datacenters and telecommunications, home networking MoCA technology that transmits broadband data throughout your connected home, and more. We’ve come a long way since our early days, but we are still committed to solving the world’s most challenging communication technology problems. And our drive towards excellence in all we do permeates our culture from our CEO down to every last employee. Below are some of the industry-first technologies that set MaxLinear apart from the competition.

The MaxLinear Difference

Full-Spectrum Capture: The Fastest Way to the Internet

In 2010, cable and satellite providers were searching for a technology to boost the bandwidth and increase the number of video channels they could deliver to our homes. The technology needed for scaling up bandwidth to gigabit per second levels without  paying a prohibitive penalty in size and power dissipation just did not exist yet. As our engineering team took on this challenge, Project Hercules was born.

The core technology behind Project Hercules is called Full-Spectrum Capture. Full-Spectrum Capture digitizes, filters, processes and then outputs a high-resolution digital version of the entire cable or satellite signal spectrum. As a result, when Hercules connects to the Internet it delivers up to 1.6 Gbps of digital data. All this technology is packed into a single chip that measures only 7mm x 7mm.

Several years after the launch of Project Hercules, millions of products based on Full-Spectrum Capture technology are deployed around the world by satellite and cable providers in multi-channel video gateways, and gigabit speed data services to customers who want to download, watch and record content on their TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones.

Staying true to our low-power roots, our Full-Spectrum Capture products consume ten times less power than traditional receivers need to process the same amount of data. Another engineering world’s first by MaxLinear.

FSC for Cable
Full-Spectrum Capture: The Fastest Way to the Internet

High-Speed Home Networking With MoCA

Now a part of MaxLinear, Entropic is the pioneer of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard, the fastest and most reliable home networking technology available. MoCA turns the coaxial cable already installed in a consumer’s house into a robust, high-speed, whole-home entertainment network for multi-room DVR, superior online gaming, seamless delivery of internet video content, PC-to-TV streaming, Wi-Fi extension, place shifting and more. MaxLinear delivered the first products based on MoCA 1.0 and was the first company to deliver a product based on an even faster and feature rich MoCA 2.0 standard.

Today, MaxLinear offers MoCA products for cable, satellite and consumer applications. Like all MaxLinear technologies, MoCA has built in power management and other features to ensure the lowest power consumption and advanced network reliability.

MoCA for Satellite