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MaxLinear makes 3 deals for MWC to announce entry into mobile

MaxLinear is usually slap bang in the middle of Faultline Online Reporter territory, with RF CMOS technology that drives mobile video, DOCSIS channels and TV tuners. But at Mobile World congress this week it has turned the same skills to the mobile market, where its ability to have silicon keep an eye on 2 GHz of spectrum, already useful in DOCSIS modems, has instead opened up doors in mobile backhaul. The new chip boasts an ability to cope with 20 Gbps speeds in a Millimeter Wave Modem SoC called the MxL85110, which it in turns claims are the highest throughput bit rates for point-to-point wireless. It is a full-duplex, single carrier FDD modem. “As wireless networks migrate toward 5G standards,…

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