MaxLinear’s MxL3710 MoCA 2.5 SoC Selected by CIG for its Next-Generation 10G PON Optical Network Terminals

CARLSBAD, CA – June 3, 2019 – 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 that Cambridge Industries Group (CIG), a leading ODM/JDM partner and equipment supplier in the telecom and datacom market and a global supplier of PON ONT equipment, has selected the MxL3710 MoCA 2.5 SoC for their next-generation 10G PON ONT devices.
 
CIG has developed an advanced 10G PON ONT product that uses MoCA 2.5 as the Wide Area Network (WAN) backbone to reliably deliver multi-gigabit digital content from the 10Gb/s XGS-PON or 10G-EPON access to the residential gateway device in the end users’ home or office. This product is one of the most advanced ONT networking devices available today; it seamlessly connects to existing in-home coaxial or Ethernet wired networks to deliver multi-gigabit home networking speeds.
 
A MoCA enabled WAN backbone delivers up to 3Gbps high-speed broadband data from the ONT. This performance enables gigabit whole-home WiFi coverage and in-home mesh networks that support the most reliable and robust 4K UHD video and broadband data service over IP.
“We are very proud to deliver an advanced ONT product that fully meets our broadband service provider customers’ new gigabit broadband and multimedia service requirements,” said Haibo Zhao, CTO of CIG. “MaxLinear’s MoCA 2.5 technology as the home networking backbone enables the most robust high-speed digital broadband data service.”
 
“Operators are investing billions of dollars in their infrastructure to bring multi-gigabit services to their subscribers and we are excited to partner with CIG to enable their next-generation 10G PON ONT to meet the market needs,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President & General Manager of MaxLinear’s Broadband Group. “ONTs based on MaxLinear’s MxL3710 solution enable broadband service providers to deliver an easily-installed, highly reliable platform that offers multi-gigabit speeds seamlessly throughout the home or office.”
 
 
Technical Features
 
The MxL371x (MoCA 2.5) product family utilizes MaxLinear’s patented Full-Spectrum Capture® (FSC®) technology that can simultaneously digitize up to 1.4GHz of spectrum, eliminating any discrete components usually required for frequency conversion.
 
MxL371x captures the entire frequency range between 400MHz to 1675MHz and features a fully digital channel selection and signal processing chain as well as MoCA network processor and three-port, layer-2 switch between its interfaces. 
 
The MxL371x product family exceeds strict performance requirements defined by the MoCA standard.  Having this additional performance margin enables customers to significantly reduce the overall implementation cost and provide more reliable service over a larger area of installations.
 
In addition to market leading hardware performance, MaxLinear also provides a suite of diagnostic software functions that provide detailed visibility into radio frequency (RF) and networking specific parameters. Most notable is the spectrum analyzer feature that enables unique installation and remote diagnostic tools, reducing truck rolls, improving installation quality and improving overall network performance with proactive network management tools.
 
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) is 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.
 
About Cambridge Industries Group
CIG is a leading global ODM/JDM equipment supplier in the telecom and datacom market with multiple R&D centers in China, Japan and Silicon Valley. CIG’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in China, Japan and Malaysia with multiple distribution centers positioned globally. CIG designs, develops and manufactures wired and wireless broadband equipment for Datacom, Telecom, Cable MSO and Enterprise markets. Learn more about CIG at www.cigtech.com.
 
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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, anticipated product performance and functionality, and industry trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in particular statements relating to MxL3710 and the MxL371x product family, including but not limited to potential market opportunities, functionality, and the benefits of use of such products.  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 the availability of our MxL3710 and the MxL371x product family will affect our future revenues or financial performance.  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 and product markets; risks relating to the development, testing, and commercial introduction of new products and product functionalities; 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; 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 March 31, 2019. 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.