ProBrand International Begins Shipments of Reconfigurable LNB with MaxLinear Chipset
[Via Satellite 07-22-2015] MaxLinear’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner ProBrand International has started volume production shipments of the company’s next-generation digital channel stacking Low-Noise Block (LNB) downconverter based on the MxL801 Ku-band satellite down-conversion Radio Frequency (RF) Integrated Circuit (IC) and MxL862 channel-stacking system on chip (SoC).
The new LNB, first announced in January 2015 at CES, can be configured in either static mode, delivering a fixed number of channels; dynamic mode, which enables channels to be added or removed; or in hybrid mode. In hybrid mode, operators can choose to configure the LNB with a fixed number of channels as well as having some of the channels dynamically allocated. As operators expand their transponder capacity, they can reconfigure the hybrid LNB to accommodate new channel line-ups. In addition, the software supports concurrent operation of multiple control protocols.