CARLSBAD, Calif. – June 6, 2016 – MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications, the connected home, data center, metro, long-haul fiber networks, and wireless infrastructure, today announced that its MxL862 Full-Spectrum Capture™ (FSC™) digital channel stacking switch (dCSS) system-on-chip (SoC) has been selected for the SELFSAT–H21DCSS, the industry’s first dCSS flat satellite antenna.
The SELFSAT–H21DCSS is a low-profile flat antenna measuring only 517mm x 277mm and represents a breakthrough in satellite antenna technology. It performs the same function as a parabolic satellite antenna but is unobtrusive and can be easily self-installed in homes and apartments. Manufactured by I DO IT Co. Ltd., Seoul, Korea, the SELFSAT–H21DCSS uses the MxL862 to digitize the entire satellite spectrum and deliver up to 32 user bands over a single cable for dramatically simplified installation and enhanced user experience.
The MxL862 is part of the MxL86x family of dCSS SoCs and features two FSC wideband RF inputs with a single L-band IF output. The device is a single-chip dCSS solution, integrating FSC analog-to-digital converters, a digital channel-stacking engine and a digital-to-analog converter for single-cable satellite signal distribution including filters, communication modems and a microcontroller. The single chip MxL862 dramatically reduces system costs and significantly reduces thermal design challenges.