Global Invacom Selects MaxLinear’s Satellite Channels Stacking IC for Deployment of Digital Channel Stacking Switch

  • Major European satellite operator commences installations and service

MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications, the connected home, data center, metro, long-haul fiber networks, and wireless infrastructure, today announced that Global Invacom Group Limited (“Global Invacom”) has commenced shipments of its new FibreIRS digital channel stacking gateway termination unit (dSCR GTU), which uses MaxLinear technology, to a major European satellite operator.

GlobalInvacomGlobal Invacom, a world leader in satellite communications equipment, said it had chosen MaxLinear’s EN5520 digital channel stacking switch (dCSS) IC for use in its FibreIRS system.

Global Invacom’s FibreIRS system uses fiber infrastructure to deploy multi-channel programming and gateway receiver architecture to large housing developments. This solution is more cost and energy efficient than traditional coaxial switched amplifier systems.

Using the EN5520, each output from FibreIRS can now provide up to 32 dynamically programmable user bands and dual L-band outputs, supporting multiple tuners and demodulators over a single-cable satellite communications architecture.

Malcolm Burrell, Director of Advanced R&D and Executive Director of Global Invacom, said: “MaxLinear has a proven track record in the satellite outdoor unit market as the global leader in traditional analog CSS technologies and an innovator of dCSS solutions. We believe MaxLinear’s EN5520 is the premier choice for housing development applications at tier-1 service operators due to its low power, rich feature set, small size and design flexibility.”

Will Torgerson, Vice President and General Manager of Broadband Group at MaxLinear, said: “We are pleased that Global Invacom has selected our technology for its latest generation of fiber distribution products. These products enable the rapid deployment of new, feature rich, multi-channel services by leveraging the capabilities of our market-proven EN5520 digital channel stacking IC.”

“A single EN5520 can support up to 32 tuners over a single cable, enabling multiple subscribers to be supported from a single IC, lowering overall subscriber acquisition costs, and adding more flexibility to offer advanced multi-channel services,” he added.

About Global Invacom

Global Invacom Group Limited (“Global Invacom”) is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited Mainboard (“SGX-ST”) and its shares are admitted to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange in the U.K. Global Invacom is a fully integrated satellite equipment provider with seven manufacturing plants across China, Israel, Malaysia, U.K. and the U.S. Its customers include satellite broadcasters such as BSkyB of the U.K. and U.S-based DISH Network.

On 24 August 2015, Global Invacom completed the acquisition of Skyware Global, a leading U.S.-based designer and supplier of satellite antennas products and services for C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band frequency platforms, positioning itself as the world’s only full-service outdoor unit supplier. Global Invacom provides a full range of dish antennas, LNB receivers, transmitters, switches and video distribution components and electronics manufacturing services in satellite communications as well as manufacturing services in TV peripherals, computer peripherals, medical, and consumer electronics industries.

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MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications, the connected home, data center, metro, long-haul fiber networks, and wireless infrastructure markets. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit

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