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MaxLinear Ships Over 10 Million DVB-T2 Tuners

November 03, 2014
  • Market success of MxL608 driven by industry leading RF system performance, sensitivity and interference immunity, and low cost

MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced it has sold more than 10 million DVB-T2 tuners globally.

MaxLinear’s DVB-T2 tuners have been popular in set-top box (STB) designs developed for global analog to digital broadcast transitions because they deliver the industry’s best sensitivity performance and rejection of out-of-band interference including 4G/LTE, WiFi and FM signals. The robust automatic gain control (AGC) system design further ensures reliable field performance.

The MxL608 exceeds by a large margin the latest Nordig Unified Specification 2.5.1 as well as all of the specific performance requirements of DVB-T2 operators and STB OEMs.

MaxLinear has seen strong sales from all markets that use the DVB-T2 standard, including countries in western and eastern Europe, Russia and emerging markets including Southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia) and Africa (more than 10 countries).

“The performance of the MxL608 has really driven MaxLinear’s leading DVB-T2 market acceptance because STB OEMs know they can develop a best-in-class product that delivers a crisp and clear viewing experience even in markets where broadcast signal and field conditions are unpredictable,” said Brian Sprague, MaxLinear’s Vice President and General Manager for Broadband and Consumer Products. “The MxL608 also delivers low cost, small size and low power draw that are important design factors for analog-digital transition applications.”

Technical Highlights

The MxL608 is part of MaxLinear’s “Super Radio” tuner product family, which delivers best-in-class RF system performance combined with extremely low power consumption of approximately 400 milliwatts (mW).

The device includes advanced technology for filtering out strong signals from adjacent channels and other types of interference. The superior phase noise performance provides confidence to set-top box manufacturers that current products will meet future tuner specifications as they evolve.

The device features an integrated RF loop-through and a highly accurate input power detector that was specifically designed to exceed the requirements of DVB-T, DVB-T2, ATSC and DTMB terrestrial broadcast standards.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

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

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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 and its products, in particular statements relating to or implying future revenue growth in markets that use the DVB-T2 standard, and continued positive trends and performance results for the MxL-608, MaxLinear’s latest DVB-T2 tuner. 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) 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 risks and uncertainties identified in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014. 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.