MaxLinear Bridges and Transceivers allow UTEK’s next-generation industrial IoT platforms

CARLSBAD, California – (BUSINESS WIRE) – MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits, today announced that the company’s interface bridges and multi-protocol transceivers in UTEK- Port expansion devices and interface converters for industrial IoT applications are used in series.

Modern industrial systems leverage the power of cloud, AI, and edge computing to make real-time decisions that improve performance and reliability. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connects digital and physical machines to form fast-reacting, networked systems. With the number of connected IoT devices expected to grow to well over 100 billion by 2030, the ability to connect systems together is more difficult than ever. MaxLinear’s industry-leading bridge and transceiver solutions give designers the architectural flexibility needed to build these highly connected systems.

UTEK is a global leader in IIoT connectivity products that extend the data collection capabilities of edge devices. MaxLinear’s USB bridges (XR21B14xx and XR21V14xx) are the smallest in the world and allow UTEK to manufacture thin yet robust interface conversion cables. MaxLinear is the market leader in PCIe bridges, and these XR17V35x UARTs offer the most extensive serial port expansion capabilities in the industry. Additionally, MaxLinear is the world’s leading provider of multi-protocol transceivers used on a wide variety of UTEK interconnect platforms.

The unique requirements of industrial IoT applications were heavily weighted in the design of the bridges and multi-protocol transceivers from MaxLinear. The USB-UART and USB-Ethernet bridges (XR2280x) offer the industry’s most robust integrated ESD protection at system level of up to ± 15 kV. USB and PCIe bridges both offer the highest I / O expansion in their respective product categories, with PCIe bridges offering up to 16 independent GPIOs and 8 serial ports per device. As the industry leader in multi-protocol transceivers, MaxLinear offers the largest portfolio of devices, including products that offer up to 10 different protocols on a single chip.

“MaxLinear is pleased to support UTEK’s serial expansion and interface converters with our high-performance bridges and multi-protocol transceivers,” said James Lougheed, vice president of marketing, high performance analog. “We have worked with UTEK for more than a decade and we will continue to innovate closely to bring leading IIoT connectivity solutions to market.”

“The unique combination of high ESD tolerance, high signal fanout and small packages makes these devices the best choice for compact IIoT applications,” said Utek’s head of research and development. “We look forward to working closely with MaxLinear’s industrial bridges and transceivers on many future programs.”

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About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for connectivity and access, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multi-market applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. More information is available at

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This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of US securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about or imply future financial results, expected product performance and functionality of our products, or products that incorporate our products, and industry trends and growth opportunities relating to MaxLinear, including but not limited to statements relating to MaxLinears Interface Bridges and Multi-Protocol- Transceivers, including XR21B14xx, XR21V14xx USB Bridges from MaxLinear, XR17V35x UART PCIe Bridges, and XR2280x USB UART and USB Ethernet Bridges, including, but not limited to, potential market opportunities including, in relation to the Industrial IoT market, working with UTEK, Functionality, Performance, and the Benefits of Using Such Products. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. We cannot predict whether and to what extent these new or existing products will affect our future sales or our financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on current, preliminary expectations of management and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as “will”, “will”, “expect”, “expect”, “continue” or similar expressions and contain the assumptions on which such statements are based. Among other things, the following factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: intense competition in our industry and in our product markets; Risks associated with the development, testing, and commercial launch of new products and product functionality; our customers’ ability to cancel or reduce orders; and uncertainties regarding the development of the end-user markets for our products. Other risks that may affect our business include risks related to the integration of acquisitions; our lack of long-term supply contracts and reliance on limited sources of supply; potential reductions in average sales prices for our products; Effects of public health crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic or natural disasters; and the potential for intellectual property litigation, which is widespread in our industry. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should consider the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including risks and uncertainties arising from other factors affecting the business, results of operations and financial condition of MaxLinear, including MaxLinear’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, respectively, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission stored file. All forward-looking statements are restricted in their entirety by this cautionary statement. MaxLinear is providing this information as of the date of this press release and assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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