|[December 12, 2012]
MaxLinear's MxL683 Tuner + ISDB-T Demodulator SoC Powers "Time Shift" Televisions
CARLSBAD, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading
provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated
circuits for broadband communications applications, announced today
that Mitsumi Corp. has started mass production shipments of its latest
generation of six-channel "time shift" TV network interface modules
(NIM) for use in Japanese televisions based on MaxLinear's MxL683.
The time-shift technology is an advanced DVR feature that lets consumers
automatically record all of the programs on their six favorite broadcast
TV channels within a rolling 15-day period. The time-shift feature
allows users more time to watch their favorite TV shows without setting
their TV to record a specific show. The time-shift feature is combined
with regular DVR capability that allows TV viewers to designate
particular shows for recording.
MaxLinear's MxL683 integrates MaxLinear's state-of-the-art RF tuner with
a best-in-class ISDB-T demodulator in a single CMOS chip. The MxL683
provides excellent RF signal reception and digital TV signal
demodulation performance due to the optimized on-chip interface and
signal processing partitioning between the tuner and demodulator blocks.
The MxL683 has been shipping since the third quarter of 2012 and is
based on MaxLinear's fourth-generation of digital CMOS advanced radio
and digital demodulator technology. It is fully compliant with the
Japanese ISDB-T (ARIB STD-B21) and Brazilian SBTVD-T (ABNT NBR 15604)
terrestrial TV receiver specifications.
"We are excited that our MxL683 has been selected by Mitsumi for its
latest time-shift NIM platforms," said Brian Sprague, MaxLinear's Vice
President and General Manager for Broadband and Consumer Products. "We
are pleased that our fourth-generation CMOS RF broadband technology, the
platform on which MxL683 was built, is enabling TV design innovtion and
market growth of TV sets with new features."
The MxL683 sets a new benchmark for reception sensitivity with a noise
figure lower than 4dB and exceptional demodulator C/N performance.
The MxL683 is fully compliant with the Japanese ISDB-T (ARIB STD-B21)
and Brazilian SBTVD-T (ABNT NBR 15604) terrestrial TV receiver
specifications. Additional features include auxiliary channel decoding
for emergency broadcast warning systems, high accuracy receiver signal
strength indicator (RSSI), and a fast channel scan algorithm to reduce
channel scan time by up to 50 percent.
MxL683 provides market-leading low power consumption of 450mW for the
entire tuner + demodulator receive chain and is available in a 7x7mm
standard 48-pin QFN package.
About Mitsumi Corporation
Established in 1954, Mitsumi is a global company with its headquarters
located in Tama, Tokyo, Japan. Since its inception, Mitsumi has been
committed to supplying optimal electronic components that meet the needs
of the market and to developing unique "anticipatory" electronic
components that open new vistas in electronics. Mitsumi draws upon a
wealth of experience, technology, and ideas that it possesses as a
general electronics component manufacturer to make further advances in
electronics. For more information about Mitsumi, please visit www.mitsumi.co.jp/index_e.html.
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and
mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications
applications. MaxLinear is located in Carlsbad, California, and its
address on the Internet is www.maxlinear.com.
MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other
trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the
meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include,
among others, statements concerning or implying future financial
performance or trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in
particular statements relating to MaxLinear's MxL683 tuner and its
potential use in the Japanese and Brazilian television markets. These
forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to be
materially different from any future results expressed or implied by
these forward-looking statements. MaxLinear's business, revenues, and
operating results are and will be subject to numerous risks and
uncertainties, including (among others) uncertainties concerning how end
user markets for its products will develop; its dependence on a limited
number of customers for a substantial portion of revenues; its ability
to continue to develop and introduce new and enhanced products on a
timely basis; potential decreases in average selling prices for its
products; and on-going intellectual property litigation related to
hybrid television tuner products. 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 (SEC (News - Alert)), including risks and uncertainties identified
in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011
and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September
30, 2012. 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.
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