MaxLinear is the leading supplier of baseband processors for the emerging market of Visible Light Communication (VLC), also known as Free Space Options (FSO) or Li-Fi. MaxLinear chips are compatible with the G.vlc standard (ITU-T Recommendation G.9991), which supports physical-layer data rates up to 2 Gigabit/s.
VLC systems provide a perfect solution for wireless communications in which using RF spectrum is not desirable due to spectrum congestion, EMC regulations, security concerns or other physical limitations.