Single-Chip, DVB-T Tuner and Demodulator
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Max Temp (°C) 70
Package QFN48 7x7
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The MxL101SF is a single-chip, integrated tuner and demodulator receiver IC that meets the specifications of digital DVB-T TV standards (NorDig, MBRAI, and DTG). The MxL101SF has a built-in I2C interface, and enables the implementation of DVB-T receiver functionality in a very small footprint with low BOM cost and low power consumption.

The MxL101SF can be configured into either:

  • Tuner-demod mode = On-chip demodulator is activated to output MPEG-2 TS data
  • Tuner mode = Tuner outputs an analog IF signal

Gain control, LO generation, and channel selectivity functions are completely integrated on the chip, which simplifies the board-level design. The IC requires 3.3V and 1.8V supplies. The MxL101SF is available in a 7 x 7 mm2, 48-pin QFN package.

Tuner-Demod Mode

  • Tuning range from 104MHz to 862MHz
  • NorDig, MBRAI, and DTG compliant
  • Single RF input pin for all bands
  • No external LNA required
  • Integrated channel filtering; no external SAW filters required
  • Programmable channel bandwidths of 6MHz, 7MHz, or 8MHz
  • Automatic channel mode detection and fast locking time
  • Dual supply of 3.3V and 1.8V operation using on-chip regulators
  • Low-power consumption of 532mW typical in the UHF band
  • Serial or parallel MPEG Transport Stream (TS) output
  • On-chip RF loop-through
  • Two general purpose output interface pins for controlling off-chip circuitry
  • RF input power reporting
Tuner Mode
  • Tuning range from 44MHz to 885MHz
  • Programmable IF
  • Programmable IF spectrum inversion
  • Low-power consumption of 410mW typical in the UHF

  • High-performance DVB-T television receivers
  • STBs
  • Portable applications such as laptops and DVD players
  • Handheld applications such as cellular phones and PDAs

Documentation & Design Tools

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Parts & Purchasing

Part Number Min Temp Max Temp Status
MXL101-AF-R 0 70 Active
MXL101-AF-T 0 70 Active

Part Status Legend
Active - the part is released for sale, standard product.
EOL (End of Life) - the part is no longer being manufactured, there may or may not be inventory still in stock.
CF (Contact Factory) - the part is still active but customers should check with the factory for availability. Longer lead-times may apply.
PRE (Pre-introduction) - the part has not been introduced or the part number is an early version available for sample only.
OBS (Obsolete) - the part is no longer being manufactured and may not be ordered.
NRND (Not Recommended for New Designs) - the part is not recommended for new designs.