Our Difference



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 and G.hn 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.





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

High-Speed Home Networking

MaxLinear is a pioneer in the market for the technology that lets consumers create home networks for their Internet and video services using a variety of cabling types. MaxLinear is a leader in Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard ICs, delivering 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 is also a leader in G.hn technology which transmits digital content over any wire – powerline, coax, phone lines – for flexible, simple connectivity. MaxLinear G.hn networks support the latest technology innovations, like Wi-Fi backbones, multi-room Ultra-HD video networks, online gaming and others.
Today, MaxLinear offers these high-speed home networking technologies for cable, satellite and consumer applications.

In-Home Connectivity Products