MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced that it has joined SES Astra, HISPASAT, NAGRA, Panasonic and ALI Corporation as founding members of the SAT>IP Alliance.
The purpose of the alliance is to drive the adoption of SAT>IP technology in the satellite broadcast industry and in the consumer market. The alliance will further develop the SAT>IP standard in order to provide an open platform for distributing linear satellite free-to-air and secure pay-TV content to multiple devices throughout the home. The organization will also be responsible for product certification.
SES developed the SAT>IP standard in 2011 to convert satellite-delivered programming into Internet protocol (IP) accessible content. This allows subscribers to watch their satellite content on IP-connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs – with different programs available on different devices at the same time.
Today, more than 75 SAT>IP servers and clients have been certified from more than 40 different manufacturers. The alliance establishes an open worldwide industry forum that delivers support for these SAT>IP manufacturers, as well as satellite operators and their customers.
MaxLinear supports SAT>IP in its MxL5xx satellite receiver products. The products utilize MaxLinear’s Full-Spectrum Capture™ (FSC™) technology to provide ultra low-power, high-performance and cost-effective solutions that enable up to eight different video channels to be simultaneously captured from up to four different satellites.
MaxLinear’s FSC receiver is typically combined with a SAT>IP processor that converts transport streams into IP packets and makes them available to the local area network (LAN). SAT>IP technology can be applied to either free-to-air satellite content or encrypted pay-TV content, making it an ideal solution for both retail and pay-TV products.
As a founding member of the alliance, MaxLinear will help define the overall strategy of SAT>IP, hold a permanent seat as an executive committee member, create sub-groups tasked with working on specification enhancements, and develop the group’s marketing approach.
“The SAT>IP Alliance will make a significant contribution to the standardization and development of innovative satellite-based technology around the world,” said Yves Rasse, Senior Director, Consumer Product Line. “MaxLinear appreciates the opportunity to be a founding partner in this formal organization created to promote and accelerate adoption of new SAT>IP solutions in the marketplace.”
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MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com.
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