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MaxLinear MxL93516 Honored by 2020 Lightwave Innovation Reviews

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MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications, today announced that its MxL93516 was recognized as among the best in the industry by the judges of the 2020 Lightwave Innovation Reviews in the category of Communications Semiconductors and Electrical ICs.

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MxL93516 Receives 2020 Lightwave Innovation Award (Graphic: Business Wire)

MxL93516 Receives 2020 Lightwave Innovation Award (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Lightwave Innovation Reviews recognizes excellence in products, services and technology applicable to optical networks. Technology developers are invited to submit new or recently enhanced products or services for review by an independent panel of judges. This year’s judging panel included executives from network operators, technology vendors, and industry research and analysis firms. Each entry is reviewed by at least three judges, who rate the entry on a scale of 1 to 5 based on its innovation and potential contribution to customer success. Entries that receive an average score of at least 3.5 achieve Honoree status.

MaxLinear’s MxL93516 100G PAM4 DSP with EA-EML Integrated Driver received the Honoree Score of 4. “I congratulate MaxLinear on their score of 4,” said Stephen Hardy, Lightwave editorial director and program manager of the 2020 Lightwave Innovation Reviews. “This program recognizes and rewards the top products and services available to the optical communications industry. That the MxL93516 achieved Honoree status is a testament to MaxLinear’s innovation.”

“MaxLinear is honored to receive this Lightwave Innovation Reviews Program Award,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President and General Manager of MaxLinear’s High-Speed Interconnect Group. “The MxL93516 is our second-generation Telluride DSP and offers best-in-class power and smallest footprint to enable a new generation of 100G single lambda QSFP28 and SFP optical modules with sub-3.5W power consumption. The MxL93516 is an example of our commitment to provide innovative optical solutions that drive smarter, faster networks.”

The MxL93516 is a highly integrated PAM4 DSP optimized for 100G per wavelength optical modules used in hyperscale data centers and wireless fronthaul applications. It includes a monolithically integrated driver and supports an extended operating temperature range, enabling sub-3.5W QSFP28 and SFP-DD 100G optical module solutions.

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About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL) is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit

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About The Lightwave Innovation Reviews Program

The Lightwave Innovation Reviews is in its fifth year of recognizing and celebrating the industry’s most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology. Criteria used in the Innovation Reviews rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

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