Cable receiver adopted for next-gen set-top box

6th September 2017
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Cable receiver adopted for next-gen set-top box

MaxLinear, a provider of radio frequency (RF), analogue and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications, has announced that Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology (Skyworth) is shipping a new smart cable gateway set-top box (STB) based on the MaxLinear MxL214C Full-Spectrum Capture cable front-end receiver.

With its FSC capability, the MxL214C provides innovative features such as fast channel change, multi-screen share and remote network monitoring. These features help Skyworth’s Chinese cable operator customers accelerate their transition to enhanced digital video services.

The MxL214C utilises its FSC technology to digitise the entire cable spectrum, and perform digital tuning and demodulation of up to four cable channels with very low power consumption, complexity and cost.

“Skyworth has been driving the transition to all digital video delivery by providing competitive set-top box solutions to its cable operator customers, such as leading Jiangsu and Beijing MSOs, in order to deploy next-generation services,” said BaoCheng Chang, Skyworth Vice President of R&D. “We rely on MaxLinear’s MxL214C cable receiver IC to deliver the best-in-class STB product.”

“Skyworth, a set-top box market leader in China, is helping cable operators in the country transition to a digital video future,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President and General Manager, MaxLinear Broadband Group. “We’ve optimised the features of the MxL214C to help customers like Skyworth provide consumers with compelling features in a very low power, simple and cost-effective design. We’re excited to be a part of their success.”

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