Unitron Launches New Digital Multiswitch at Major European Satellite Operator Using MaxLinear’s Digital Channel Stacking Switch IC

Cologne Germany, June 6, 2016 – (ANGACOM 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 the Unitron Group has added one of Europe’s largest satellite operators as a customer of its digital single cable router (SCR) multiswitch solution, which is based on MaxLinear’s EN5520 digital channel stacking switch (dCSS) IC.

Unitron, based in Poperinge, Belgium, chose the MaxLinear EN5520 solution based on its advanced feature set, which includes 32 dynamically programmable user bands and dual L-band outputs for complete end product flexibility with a single design. One EN5520 can be used across multiple MDU switch applications, reducing Unitron’s multiswitch development cost and enabling faster time to market with differentiated products.

“MaxLinear has a proven track record in the satellite ODU market as the global leader in traditional analog CSS technologies and an innovator of dCSS solutions in deployment today,” said Joris Goemaere, Business Development Director, Unitron Group. “We believe that MaxLinear’s EN5520 is the ideal choice for MDU switch applications at tier-1 service operators due to its low power, rich feature set, small size and design flexibility.”

The 9732 Digital SCR Multiswitch is the latest offering by Unitron. The dual-output, ultra-compact solution provides 16 user bands per output with a fully cascadable design.  In addition, 973x switches support all SCR standards via tailored software solutions. The entire solution is available within a 70mm x 90mm x 39mm housing. 

The 973x switches join Unitron’s existing 974x digital SCR switch family, which include four-, eight- and 16-output switch designs. Each output can provide up to 16 user bands to support multiple tuners/demodulators over a single-cable architecture.  These advanced switches, based on EN5520, support deployments of multi-channel programming and gateway receiver architectures in multi dwelling-unit (MDU) environments. Unitron’s solutions are fully customizable for static or active transponder mapping and user band frequencies.

“We are pleased that Unitron has selected our technology for its latest generation of switch products. This new deployment leverages the benefits of EN5520 by enabling the rapid deployment of digital channel stacking technology by satellite operators in MDU environments and the adoption of new services by consumers,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President and General Manager of MaxLinear’s Broadband Group. “A single EN5520 can support up to 32 tuners enabling multiple subscribers to be supported from a single IC, lowering overall subscriber acquisition costs and adding more flexibility to offer advanced multi-channel services.”

About Unitron Group

Unitron Group is an international group of companies, offering state-of-the-art headend technologies and digital TV accessories, for providing TV distribution to multi-dwelling and residential buildings. Unitron's solutions are available to many original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers and TV-operators, under their own brand names. Installers and customers have access to the company’s 'Johansson' branded products via a worldwide network of distributors.

For more information visit www.UnitronGroup.com or meet with them during ANGACOM 2016 June 7th through 9th in Cologne Germany, Hall 10.2, Booth N° G40.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

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 markets. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com.

MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying future financial performance or trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, including statements related to the performance of MaxLinear’s EN5520. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including (among others) risks relating to integration of our recently announced acquisition of assets from Microsemi Corporation and our pending acquisition of assets from Broadcom; intense competition in our industry; the ability of our customers to cancel or reduce orders; uncertainties concerning how end user markets for our products will develop; our lack of long-term supply contracts and dependence on limited sources of supply; potential decreases in average selling prices for our products; currently pending intellectual property litigation; and the potential for additional intellectual property litigation, which is prevalent in our industry. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 as amended by Amendment No. 1 filed with the SEC on April 28, 2016; our subsequent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016; and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. MaxLinear is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Unitron Group Corporate Contact:

Elisabeth Lamaire


TEL +32 57 33 33 63


MaxLinear Inc. Press Contact:
David Rodewald
The David James Agency LLC
Tel: +1 805-494-9508

MaxLinear Inc. Corporate Contact:
Will Torgerson
VP/GM Broadband Group
Tel: +1 760-692-0711


Unitron Launches New Digital Multiswitch at Major European Satellite Operator Using MaxLinear’s Digital Channel Stacking Switch IC