MaxLinear Targets Brazil HDTV With USB Design
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced that its MxL683 ISDB-T tuner-demodulator is at the heart of a new, low-cost USB dongle reference design that brings digital broadcast high-definition (HD) TV to consumers throughout Latin America.
The dongle can be used as an add-on for pay TV satellite and IPTV operators, or over-the-top (OTT) Internet video service providers, helping these companies deliver popular broadcast content while keeping set-top box (STB) costs low.
The new dongle design also enables free-to-air HD broadcast channels to be delivered to PCs, tablet computers or Netbooks that have a USB port. In addition, the reference design is cost effective for use as a PCI Express (PCIe) module for Netbooks in educational applications, which have recently been funded by several governments in the region. The MaxLinear turnkey reference design consists of an ultra-compact form-factor USB dongle integrating the MxL683 ISDB-T receiver with a USB2.0 interface. The design package includes schematics, PCB layout files, a complete bill of materials (BOM), software drivers and test reports.