MaxLinear has announced the release of the MXL76125, a 15-amp step-down switching regulator with 2-bit VID designed and qualified to provide power to the digital core of MaxLinear’s Wi-Fi 7 SoCs. With this release, MaxLinear further leverages its extensive power management expertise to provide solutions that simplify system architecture.
With the integration of a 2-Bit VID into the MXL76125, the Wi-Fi 7 SoC can communicate to the power supply, adjusting its core voltage depending on the power needs of the system. This level of system operability across MaxLinear chipsets allows end users to implement power savings modes and meet stringent market requirements without additional cost or complexity.
Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) and enterprise networking manufacturers face significant challenges during Wi-Fi FCC qualification testing in designing and building Wi-Fi 7-enabled home gateways and wireless networks. One key example is passing Wi-Fi FCC qualification where the quality of power delivery can directly impact the results. The MXL76125 has been designed to meet the needs of MaxLinear Wi-Fi 7 SoCs, the MXL31712 and MXL31708, providing a fast and stable power supply with low noise. By offering a complete and proven solution, customers can be assured that the power delivery is optimized for their system needs.
“With the release of the MXL76125, we’re able to offer CPE developers a reliable and complete Wi-Fi 7 networking and power solution,” said James Lougheed, Vice President & General Manager, High Performance Analog & Accelerators. “MaxLinear is able to leverage expertise across numerous technology groups to produce highly integrated solutions that can give our customers a clear advantage in the marketplace.”
About MaxLinear’s MxL76125
The MXL76125 is a 15Amp Step-Down Switching Regulator designed and qualified to provide power to the digital core of MaxLinear’s Wi-Fi 7 SoCs. Key features include:
- 2-Bit VID interface designed for MaxLinear’s Wi-Fi 7 SoCs optimizes performance and saves power
- Operating from 5V or 12V inputs, a Constant On-Time (COT) control scheme ensures excellent transient performance, line and load regulation
- Qualified as core power supply for MaxLinear’s Wi-Fi 7 SoCs
- New generation FETs allows the solution to fit into a 4 x 5mm QFN package and improves efficiency for excellent thermal performance
About MaxLinear’s Wi-Fi 7 Solution
MaxLinear's Wi-Fi 7 SoCs offer a world-first single SoC solution with best-in-class throughput, coverage, and performance. The Wi-Fi 7 Family consists of two chips: The MXL31712 and the MXL31708. The MXL31712 is targeted for premium segment 4x4 tri-band market targeting throughput up to 18.6Gbps. The MxL31708 is targeted for mid- to high-range 4x4 dual-band market targeting throughput up to 17Gbps. MaxLinear Wi-Fi 7 advantages include:
- Lowers total system cost and development time
- Provides seamless, coordinated view of multi-bands for optimal MLO experience
- Enhances network efficiency with “On-the-fly MAC”
- Reduces dead spots with a dedicated chain for ZWFDS
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