NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company, has selected MaxLinear’s MxL267 Full-Spectrum (News - Alert) Capture digital cable front-end receiver for a new family of DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems and gateways.
Brian Sprague, MaxLinear’s vice president and general manager for broadband and consumer products said, “This indicates the value the MxL267 brings to cable equipment providers developing next-generation cable modem and gateway products. We will support NETGEAR with our Full-Spectrum Capture receivers as they expand multimedia and data bandwidth in the home.”
MaxLinear, a provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, has developed the MxL267 based on low-power 40nm CMOS process technology. When in full 24-channel receive mode of operation, the MxL267 can deliver up to 1Gb/s downstream speeds.
Also, it consumes less than 90 mW power per channel and does not require heat removal components like fans, heat shields and heat sinks inside customer equipment. The receiver supports remote spectrum analyzer functions that report network health and performance parameters. This can be leveraged by cable operators to manage and troubleshoot networks.
This feature lets cable operators using NETGEAR’s new CG4500 family of gateways to benefit from remote monitoring and the easy diagnosis of problems that occur in customer premises equipment. The CG4500TM is a high-speed gateway designed using the MxL267 24-channel DOCSIS 3.0 receiver.
CG4500TM is the first to achieve certification from CableLabs (News - Alert) among NETGEAR’s new cable gateway family. It features high performance voice and data network services besides g LAN and voice connectivity options. The CG4500TM gateway also has extensive network service and feature controls enabling easy deployment by cable operators.
“We’re always pushing the envelope on delivering the best performing DOCSIS products and the CG4500TM delivers on this commitment. The MxL267 provides great signal performance and a time-to-market advantage that give us the edge over our competition,” said Naveen Chhangani, director of Product Management, Service Provider Business Unit at NETGEAR.
Recently, MaxLinear announced 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.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman