Vestel's Latest Generation of European TV Models To Use MaxLinear's MxL601 Global Hybrid Tuner ICs

The MxL601 'super radio' sets a new benchmark for overall reception performance, silicon integration, and power consumption.

IFA 2012


CARLSBAD, Calif.--MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communication applications, announced today that Vestel Elektronik, Europe's leading TV manufacturer, has selected the MxL601 for its latest generation of hybrid televisions targeting the European LED/LCD television market.

MaxLinear's MxL601 delivers industry-leading performance for all global analog and digital cable and terrestrial television reception standards. The MxL601 is based on MaxLinear's 65-nm digital CMOS advanced radio technology and has shipped millions-of units since its launch in December 2011.

"We are excited that our MxL601 'super radio' has been selected by Vestel for its latest European TV platform," said Brian Sprague, Vice President and General Manager for Broadband and Consumer Products. "The selection of the MxL601 is a continuation of the long partnership between our companies, starting with the deployment of our very first silicon tuners in Vestel's multi-channel, terrestrial TV set-top-boxes in 2008. We are pleased that our MxL601 technology is continuing to enable Vestel's design innovation and market growth."

Technical Highlights

The MxL601 'super radio' sets a new benchmark for overall reception performance, silicon integration, and power consumption. It provides market-leading low power consumption of 300mW - 400mW and is available in a 4x4mm standard 24 pin QFN package.

The MxL601 is software configurable, allowing manufacturers to design a common analog front-end for all global broadcast standards, and is validated to directly interface to all major backend TV SoCs. This pre-validation ensures a simple design process, limited design verification, and low-risk expedited mass production ramps. Supported standards include: PAL, SECAM, NTSC, DVB-T/T2, ISDB-T, ISDB-Tmm, ATSC, ATSC M/H, DTMB, ITU-T J.83 Annex A (DVB-C) / B (US Cable) / C (Japan), DOCSIS and EURODOCSIS.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communication applications. MaxLinear is located in Carlsbad, California, and its address on the Internet is www.maxlinear.com.

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