MaxLinear's High-Speed MxL85110 Modem Enables Technetix Virtual Segmentation

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications, has announced that Technetix Group´s Virtual Segmentation solution is in production driven by its MxL85110 broadband modem enabling gigabit throughput over coaxial cable infrastructure, the company said.

The Technetix Virtual Segmentation product uses MaxLinear´s MxL85110 chipset. The MxL85110 provides up to 20Gbps (10 downstream + 10 upstream) Ethernet capacity, ultra-low latency of 5 microseconds per node, and adaptive code modulation ranging from BPSK to 1024 QAM.

The device can be programmed for flexible bandwidth from 25MHz to 2GHz, with independent asymmetric transmit and receive configuration. It also delivers the highest spectral and payload efficiency for productive utilization of cable bandwidth with no MAC-layer overhead. Additional features include carrier-grade synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588v2 synchronization and an integrated management channel.

The innovative Virtual Segmentation solution by Technetix allows Cable Operators to create a virtual 10GE pipe over the existing coaxial network. This high bandwidth connection can be used to deploy R-PHY without deploying fiber; providing Cable Operators with great savings over fiber deployment time and capex. Virtual Segmentation enables this high bandwidth by overlaying additional data on the high frequency bands available on the coax cable.

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