Carlsbad, CA, United States
Carlsbad, CA, United States

MaxLinear is a New York Stock Exchange-traded company that provides highly integrated radio-frequency analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications.Founded in 2003, the company held an initial public offering on March 23, 2010.MaxLinear's products enable the reception of broadband data and video content in a wide range of electronic devices, including cable and terrestrial digital set-top boxes, DOCSIS 3.0 voice and data cable modems, digital televisions, personal computers, netbooks and in-vehicle entertainment devices.The company designs its analog and mixed-signal circuits in standard CMOS process technology for low-cost manufacturing. A "fabless" company, it uses outside chipmaking facilities, known as foundries or fabs, to manufacture its chips, and sells its products to original equipment manufacturers , module makers and original design manufacturers .MaxLinear is based in Carlsbad, California, with research and development centers in Irvine, Calif., China and India. It employs nearly 300 people, most of whom have engineering degrees.Since its founding, it has sold more than 200 million chips. Wikipedia.


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MaxLinear | Date: 2016-06-08

Systems and methods are provided for a crystal (xtal) oscillator with high interference immunity. Generated reference signals may be processed to mitigate effects of interference. The processing may comprise filtering, particularly at harmonic positions, to remove or greatly reduce interference signals.


Systems and methods are provided for jitter improvement in serializer-deserializer (SerDes) transmitters. One or more adjustments may be applied in SerDes transmitter circuitry to reduce jitter in a serial output of the SerDes transmitter circuitry, which may occur as a result of processing of input data. Applying the one or more adjustments may comprise use of dummy data. The dummy data may be configured to generate corresponding dummy current pulses which may in turn be used in controlling supply variations occurring during processing of the input data and/or generation of the serial output. The dummy data may be configured to generate the dummy current pulses such that they are applied along with current pulses corresponding to the input data. The dummy data may be adaptively set or adjusted based on the input data. The use of the dummy data may be selectively turned on or off.


Method and system are provided for mobile distribution of content received via satellite signals. A satellite reception assembly may comprise a receive module and a basestation module. The receive module may receive satellite signals, process the received satellite signals to recover data carried therein, determine when the recovered data comprises a portion for local wireless broadcast by the system, and if so generate broadcast signals for carrying the portion of recovered data. The basestation module may transmit the generated broadcast signals, particularly to a mobile device of a satellite subscriber authorized to receive and access the data carried in the satellite signals. The recovered data may comprise web-based content.


Patent
MaxLinear | Date: 2016-07-08

A first Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) compatible device comprises a physical layer profiling circuit and a spectrum abstraction circuit. The physical layer profiling circuit may for example be operable to measure a performance metric for each of a plurality of subbands on a shared coaxial cable of a MoCA network. The spectrum abstraction circuit may for example be operable to select, based at least in part on the measured performance metric, a subset of the subbands to be used for communication over the coaxial cable between the first MoCA-compatible device and a second MoCA-compatible device. The spectrum abstraction circuit may for example be operable to receive an indication of whether channel bonding is to be used for the communication over the coaxial cable between the first MoCA-compatible device and the second MoCA-compatible device. The spectrum abstraction circuit may for example be operable to perform the selection of the subset of the subbands based at least in part on the indication of whether channel-bonding is to be used.


Patent
MaxLinear | Date: 2016-09-20

A microwave backhaul system may comprise a monolithic integrated circuit comprising an on-chip transceiver, digital baseband processing circuitry, and auxiliary interface circuitry. The on-chip transceiver may process a microwave signal from an antenna element to generate a first pair of quadrature baseband signals and convey the first pair of phase-quadrature baseband signals to the digital baseband processing circuitry. The auxiliary interface circuitry may receive one or more auxiliary signals from a source that is external to the monolithic integrated circuit and convey the one or more auxiliary signals to the digital baseband processing circuitry. The digital baseband processing circuitry may be operable to process signals to generate one or more second pairs of phase-quadrature digital baseband signals.


Patent
MaxLinear | Date: 2016-09-21

A first mobile consumer electronic device comprises a broadband near-field communications (BNC) transceiver and is configured to operate as a main processing unit for a second mobile consumer electronic device that is configured as a thin-client. The first mobile consumer electronic device may capture, via the BNC transceiver, a signal over a range of frequencies that spans multiple frequency bands which are licensed by a regulatory authority. The first mobile consumer electronic device may process the captured signal to determine which of the multiple frequency bands are not currently in use by other devices. The first mobile consumer electronic device may select a plurality of the frequency bands. The first mobile consumer electronic device may transmit, via the BNC transceiver, a signal over the selected plurality of frequency bands at a determined strength, where the signal carries video data destined for the second mobile consumer electronic device.


Circuitry for use in a network controller comprises a processor and memory. The network controller is operable to control communications in a network comprising a plurality of devices connected via a shared coaxial cable. The circuitry is operable to maintain one or more data structures that hold per-sender-receiver-pair link parameters and per-sender-receiver-pair bandwidth grant status. The circuitry is operable to, in response to receipt of a reservation request on the shared coaxial cable, decide which one or more of a plurality of subbands and which one or more of a plurality timeslots to reserve for the transmission based, at least in part, on the per-sender-receiver-pair link parameters and the per-sender-receiver-pair bandwidth grant status in the one or more data structures. The circuitry is operable to generate a reservation grant message that indicates the decided one or more subbands and the decided one or more timeslots.


Systems and methods are provided for detection and compensation of dielectric resonator oscillator frequency drift. DRO frequency drift detection and compensation may comprise, for a received input signal, detecting one or more channels in the input signal, determine frequency offset for each of the detected channels; determining determine dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO) frequency drift based on combining frequency offsets of the detected channels, and determining, based on the DRO frequency drift, one or more adjustments for compensating for the DRO frequency drift. The DRO frequency drift may be determined based on analysis of an intermediate signal generated during processing of the input signal.


Aspects of a method and apparatus for band separation for multiband communication systems are provided. One or more circuits for use in a transceiver may comprise a triplexer and a leakage processing module. The triplexer may comprise a first port, a Multimedia Over Coaxial Alliance (MoCA) port, a television upstream port, and a television downstream port. The leakage processing module may comprise a television downstream input port, a cable television downstream output port, a MoCA port, and a cable television upstream port. The leakage processing module may be operable to (1) process a MoCA signal to generate a first compensation signal; (2) process a cable upstream signal to generate a second compensation signal; (3) process a filtered signal based at least in part on the first and second compensation signals; and (4) output the processed filtered signal via the cable television downstream output port of said leakage processing module.


Patent
MaxLinear | Date: 2016-09-06

A transmitter comprises a first peak-to-average-power ratio (PAPR) suppression circuit and a second peak-to-average-power ratio (PAPR) suppression circuit. The first PAPR suppression circuit may receive a first sequence of time-domain symbols to be transmitted, alter the first sequence based on each of a plurality of symbol ordering and/or inversion descriptors to generate a corresponding plurality of second sequences of time-domain symbols, measure a PAPR corresponding to each of the second sequences, select one of the plurality of symbol ordering and/or inversion descriptors based on the measurement of PAPR, and convey the selected one of the symbol ordering and/or inversion descriptors to the second PAPR suppression circuit. The second PAPR suppression circuit may receive the first sequence of time-domain symbols to be transmitted, and alter the first sequence based on the selected one of the symbol ordering and/or inversion descriptors to generate a reordered and/or inverted symbol sequence.

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