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June 1st, 2016

Satellite Channels Stacking IC From MaxLinear To Support Global Invacom's Gateway Receiver Architecture

MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL) has announced that Global Invacom Group Limited (“Global Invacom”) has commenced shipments of their new FibreIRS digital channel stacking gateway termination unit (dSCR GTU), which uses MaxLinear technology, to a major European satellite operator.
Global Invacom selected MaxLinear’s EN5520 digital channel stacking switch (dCSS) IC for use in their FibreIRS system, which uses fiber infrastructure to deploy multi-channel programming and gateway receiver architecture to large housing developments. This solution is more cost and energy efficient than traditional coaxial switched amplifier systems.Using the EN5520, each output from FibreIRS can now provide up to 32 dynamically programmable user bands and dual L-band outputs, supporting multiple tuners and demodulators over a single-cable satellite communications architecture.    
According to Will Torgerson, Vice President and General Manager of Broadband Group at MaxLinear, these products enable the rapid deployment of new, feature rich, multi-channel services by leveraging the capabilities of the company's market-proven EN5520 digital channel stacking IC. Additionally, a single EN5520 can support as many as 32 tuners over a single cable, 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.