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TechniSat Uses MaxLinear Silicon Tuner

Fabless semiconductor company MaxLinear Inc.'s MxL5003S DVB-T silicon tuner has been designed into the TechniSat TeleStreamer 2TW 'hybrid' Internet protocol television (IPTV)/DVB-T set-top box (STB). The TeleStreamer 2TW allows consumers to watch programs from both DVB-T and IPTV sources on their television, eliminating the need for to use a computer for IPTV broadcasts. IPTV allows for the delivery of traditional live television and additional new services like video-on-demand to the home. The DVB-T capability using the MaxLinear tuner on the main board and without any shielding allows customers to view programming not available on the IP network. The MxL5003S is the DVB-T-only version of the MxL5005S Global Standards family of silicon tuners. These products were joined by the recently-announced MxL7001, the world's smallest silicon tuner, used in Japanese cell phones for ISDB-T Segment-1 and Segment-3 mobile television. "This is another example of how our standard digital CMOS RF products enable our customers to offer the best performing and most cost competitive products," Kishore Seendripu, Chief Executive Officer of MaxLinear, said in a statement.

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