MaxLinear tunes up OTT in STBs
MaxLinear announced today that leading OEMs were using its MxL603 silicon tuner in their set-top boxes to deliver over-the-top (OTT) services in the United States market.
The company didn’t say which set-top box vendors were using its chip in their set-top boxes, but did say they were currently shipping. The MxL603 chip has been shipping in mass production since mid- 2012.
"Evolving user habits, combined with the huge quantity of content available on OTT services has resulted in a market for non-traditional ways of getting video content. These new STBs deliver broadcast video content over IP to allow users to receive traditional broadcast content on their smart phones, tablets and other IP-enabled devices," said Yves Rasse, senior director, consumer product Line at MaxLinear. "STBs targeted at this market are a perfect fit for MaxLinear's technology because it delivers a low power, lower cost system with very high performance."
MaxLinear MxL603 is a digital-silicon tuner based on low-power digital CMOS process technology and supports all global cable and terrestrial TV reception standards, including ATSC in the US. The MxL603 delivers an industry-low noise figure of 3.8 dB and includes MaxLinear's proprietary blocker technology for advanced filtering of strong signals from adjacent channels.