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50 Most Admired Companies of The Year 2019

Pioneers in producing radio frequency analog technology: MaxLinear


“At MaxLinear, our drive towards excellence shows in all that we do which results in a sharp focus on creating technology and products that solve some of the world’s most challenging communication technology problems.”

In a world of growing technology, MaxLinear comes up with cutting edge innovations in order to provide efficiency along with ultimate speed. MaxLinear delivers high-performance broadband and networking semiconductors based on its highly integrated radio frequency analog technology, high-performance optical networking technology and its pioneering MoCA and Direct Broadcast Satellite ODU single-wire technology.

MaxLinear was founded in 2003. The company’s original high performance, radio-frequency receiver products capture and process digital and analog broadband signals for applications including terrestrial, cable and satellite television and DOCSIS broadband. These products include both RF receivers and RF receiver systems-on-chip, or SoCs, which incorporate highly integrated radio system architecture and demodulator technology. The company’s products were based on its pioneering low power, low cost CMOS process technology.

In 2015, the company acquired Entropic, the world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The company’s technology transforms how traditional broadcast and IP streaming video is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home.

MaxLinear also offers optical networking driver and trans-impedance amplifier ICs for 100G / 400G optical data center networks. The devices use advanced technology that cut in half the number of channels needed in optical transmission modules, reducing power consumption, size and cost for 100Gbps and 400Gbps networks. Their technology is trusted by leading telephone, cable and satellite operators, set-top box manufacturers, networking equipment providers and consumer technology providers.

Satellite & Terrestrial

From the rooftop to the living room, MaxLinear satellite and terrestrial technology enables IP-and OTA-based multi-channel TV services. Digital tuners and demodulators enable satellite operators to deliver multi-channel and multi-screen services and support all worldwide terrestrial standards including ATSC/QAM, DVB-T2/T, and ISDB-T. Digital channel stacking SoCs and Ku-band down converters enable satellite outdoor units (ODUs) to deliver more channels to the home over a single cable.

In-Home Connectivity

MoCA and solutions provide wire line multi-gigabit data distribution throughout the connected home. Fully integrated, single-chip, MoCA 2.0 and MoCA 2.5 compliant solutions provide multi-gigabit coaxial connectivity. ITU-T compliant portfolio provides high-speed connectivity over any wired medium including power lines, phone lines and coax cables.

Data Reduction & Security

Data reduction and security solutions offload the host CPU and guarantee storage capacity optimization. Panther delivers the lowest latency, highest throughput security acceleration with the industry’s highest compression ratios.

Universal PMICs

Universal PMICs with programmable power technology offer advanced dynamic control, telemetry and remote reconfigurability. Power Architect design and configuration software speeds development and significantly reduces overall time to market compared to legacy analog power solutions. An I2C interface and multiple GPIO pins ensure easy system integration. Configurable warning and fault levels, fault behavior and power up and down sequencing ensure that any load can be properly powered and protected.


 These are Sensor interface Analog Front End (AFE) products that simplify sensing and sensor interface applications.Analog front end (AFE) that integrates dual 10-bit ADC with on-chip track-and-hold and voltage reference. MaxLinear AFEs provide vital signal conditioning between the analog sensor and downstream digital signal processing. These AFEs integrate a differential input multiplexer, offset correction DAC, instrumentation amplifier and voltage reference.

Wireless Networking

Wireless access and wireless backhaul/fronthaul solutions that enable 4G and 5G wireless infrastructure. Single-chip broadband microwave transceivers support entire frequency spectrum from 5GHz to 45GHz. SoC solutions support fiber-like data speeds in low latency broadband wireless transmission systems. They also feature radio equipment transceivers that are highly integrated, low-power RFICs for wideband radio modules operating in the 400MHz to 6GHz frequency range.

A trys  with the Chief Executive Officer, KishoreSeendripu Ph.D

Kishore Seendripu, Ph.D. is a Co-founder and has served the Chairman, President, and CEO since MaxLinear’s inception in September 2003. Dr. Seendripu also serves as a director. From July 1998 to July 2002, Dr. Seendripu served in senior engineering roles, most recently as the director of RF & Mixed-Signal IC Design at Silicon Wave, Inc., a designer and developer of radio frequency systems-on-chip for use in wireless and broadband communication systems and products. From December 1997 to July 1998, Dr. Seendripu served as a member of the technical staff at Broadcom Corporation, a manufacturer of networking and communications integrated circuits for data, voice and video applications. From 1990 to 1992,Dr. Seendripu served as a research assistant at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Dr. Seendripu received an M.S. in Materials Sciences Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, a B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

“We’ve come a long way since our early days, but we are still committed to solving the world’s most challenging communication technology problems.”