Unitron Selects MaxLinear for New Satellite-to-IP Server and Satellite Headend Module

  • Johansson Model 5400 SAT>IP Server and Model 5500 ProFlex headend module both based on MaxLinear’s MxL584 quad-input satellite receiver

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 Unitron Group is using its MxL584 Full-Spectrum Capture™ (FSC™) receiver in two new products now available in the market.

The Johansson Model 5400 SAT>IP SMATV Server is a rack-mountable server that can receive signals from up to four satellite bands and multicast up to 32 channels on a IP network. The satellite reception is made possible by the MxL584 FSC receiver, which supports up to four Quattro or Quad LNB inputs and demodulates up to eight DVB-S2/S satellite channels in a single, highly integrated chip.  The Model 5400 was recently certified by the SAT>IP Alliance.

The Johansson Model 5500 ProFlex headend module is also based on MxL584.  The 5500 integrates a multiswitch, which enables reception of up to eight different transponders from any of the four input satellite bands. The output is programmable via the integrated web server or optional universal USB installer (UUI) software and supports DVB-T, DVB-C, DVB-IP, and DVB-IPTV.  Multicast output of up to 64 single program transport streams (SPTS) to IPTV client devices is supported.

“These products from Unitron make satellite TV service much more appealing to multi dwelling unit owners, opening a new market for satellite TV service providers,” said Will Torgerson, MaxLinear Vice President & General Manager of its Broadband Group. “The MxL584 is ideal for all multi-channel satellite applications, because it brings great signal performance, a highly integrated feature set and low power consumption.”

Technical Highlights – MxL584

The MxL584 device features four FSC tuners and eight DVB-S2/2 demodulators in a single chip, 10mm x 10mm QFN package. The device integrates all active front-end components, including the low-noise amplifiers (LNA), to minimize the external bill of material (BOM) in end products.

The built-in LTE and Wi-Fi immunity of MxL584 ensures robust performance, even in the presence of strong interference signals.  The ultra-low power consumption of the MxL584 makes it ideal for applications with small form factors or thermal design constraints.  The MxL584 is compliant with the requirements of Energy Star and the European Code of Conduct for Digital TV Services and Broadband Equipment in both standby and operating modes.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

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 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 Unitron Group.

Unitron Group is an international group of companies, offering state-of-the-art headend technologies and digital TV accessories, for providing TV distribution to multi-dwelling and residential buildings. Unitron’s solutions are available to many original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers and TV-operators, under their own brand names. Installers and customers have access to the company’s ‘Johansson’ branded products via a worldwide network of distributors.

For more information visit www.UnitronGroup.com or meet with them during IBC 2016, September 9th through 14th in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Hall 10, Booth 10.F34.

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying future financial performance or trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, including statements related to the performance of MaxLinear’s MxL584 Full-Spectrum Capture™ (FSC™). 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. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including (among others) risks relating to integration of our recently announced acquisitions of assets from Microsemi Corporation and from Broadcom; intense competition in our industry; 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; currently pending intellectual property litigation; and the potential for additional 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 our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 as amended by Amendment No. 1 filed with the SEC on April 28, 2016; our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2016 and June 30, 2016; and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. 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.

MaxLinear, Inc. Press Contact:
Debbie Brandenburg
Tel: +1 669-265-6083
MaxLinear, Inc. Corporate Contact:
Will Torgerson
Tel: +1 760-692-0711