MaxLinear chipset powers Hitron's DOCSIS 3.1 CPE family

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) said that Hitron Technologies Inc. (TAIEX: 2419) has achieved Cable Labs certification of its CODA-45 DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem using the MxL277 Full-Spectrum Capture (FSC) digital cable front-end receiver, the MxL236 upstream programmable gain amplifier, and the Intel Puma 7 DOCSIS 3.1 SoC, the company said.

First in Hitron´s new multi-gigabit cable CPE family, the certified CODA-45 is capable of up to 5Gbps downstream over multi-carrier OFDM channels bonded with 32 single-carrier QAM channels and up to 1Gbps upstream throughput via DOCSIS 3.1. The two GigE ports deliver 1.97Gbps to the customer´s home.

The CODA-45 not only enables cable operators to offer services that exceed current fiber optic data rates, but also allows them to use their existing cable plant infrastructure to provide multi-gigabit data services.

Capturing up to the entire 1.2 Gigahertz (GHz) of fully deployed cable spectrum bandwidth to the home, the MxL277 DOCSIS 3.1 receiver enables cable operators to meet consumer demand for multi-gigabit data rates by the flexible deployment of spectrum bandwidth between the new OFDM and legacy QAM modulation based data services. Designs based on the MxL277 will usher in a new generation of high-capacity, multi-gigabit-per-second IP data gateways, home media gateways, and hybrid or IP-based set-top boxes (STB) that mark significant advances towards all IP-based delivery of multimedia content and cloud services.

MaxLinear provides 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. It is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

Hitron Technologies, Inc. delivers more than 3 million DOCSIS products annually to MSOs worldwide, which support both residential and business class applications. With a world-class manufacturing campus in China and regional offices in the Netherlands and the USA, Hitron´s global operation spans more than 15 countries with over 1,000 employees.