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MaxLinear expands towards 5G, looks like the new Broadcom

Which firm has chips for all these? Broadband access, data center and wired infrastructure, wireless carrier access, backhaul and Cloud-RAN fronthaul, force-touch interface chips, encryption and compression, video processing, automotive advanced driver assistance (ADAS) and infotainment, modems, MAC and remote PHY, IP set-tops, home gateways, WiFi extenders, MDU switches, 4.5G radio transceivers, 100Gig fiber access and microwave. Most people would answer Broadcom, but in fact this company also has power management, digital to analog converters, RF mixed signal, full band capture, MoCA, G.hn and hybrid TV tuners. That makes the answer easier – MaxLinear, which at the recent IBC (International Broadcasting Conference) was doing its best to look like a powerful alternative to Broadcom. “I put those slides together,” said…

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