MaxLinear Announces World’s First Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7™ Tri-band Single Chip Solutions and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 Tri-band Access Point

  • Selected for Wi-Fi Alliance® Test Bed to Ensure Interoperability

MaxLinear, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXL), a global leader in broadband access and gateway solutions, today announced its Wi-Fi 7 chipsets and Tri-band Access Point were certified by Wi-Fi Alliance and selected as one of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7™ test bed devices.

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MaxLinear Announces World’s First Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7TM Tri-band Single Chip Solutions and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 Tri-band Access Point (Graphic: Business Wire)

MaxLinear Announces World’s First Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7TM Tri-band Single Chip Solutions and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 Tri-band Access Point (Graphic: Business Wire)

Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi 7 certification helps verify that upcoming Wi-Fi 7 devices can seamlessly interoperate and deliver the high-performance promises of the new standard. The inclusion of MaxLinear’s innovative, single-chip Wi-Fi 7 solution in the verification process exemplifies its continuing commitment to pushing the boundaries of in-home communications and reshaping the way service providers build access and connectivity networks.

"At MaxLinear, we're not just leading the pack with Wi-Fi 7 technology; we're redefining it. Our single-chip tri-band device is an industry first, symbolizing a giant leap in wireless communication,” said Will Torgerson, VP/GM Broadband Group. “With our focus on power efficiency and peak performance, we're at the forefront of the Wi-Fi 7 revolution, offering blazing-fast speeds, reduced latency, and robust connectivity. As part of the Wi-Fi Alliance, we celebrate 25 years of Wi-Fi innovation and remain committed to advancing a connected world where our groundbreaking solutions enable seamless, multi-gigabit broadband access.”

“Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ helps ensure advanced Wi-Fi 7 features are deployed in a consistent way to help deliver high-quality user experiences,” said Kevin Robinson, president and CEO, Wi-Fi Alliance. “Test bed vendors like MaxLinear make up an important group of companies that are committed to bringing high-quality Wi-Fi 7 to market.”

The test bed uses MaxLinear’s Tri-band Access Point product with three frequency bands: 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz using MaxLinear’s single Wi-Fi SoC. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 Access Point improves speeds, capacity, and efficiency, making them ideal for high-density environments. The access point includes the advanced features of 4K QAM, Multi Link Operations (MLO), Multi RU and puncturing, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, advanced beamforming, and power-saving enhancements.

The MaxLinear Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 SoC product family (MxL31712 and MxL31708) is based on the upcoming IEEE 802.11be standard (Extremely High Throughput – EHT) and delivers 11.5 Gbps of peak throughput on 6GHz (6E) spectrum, delivering speeds twice as fast as the previous Wi-Fi 6 generation. As a result of its innovative architecture which combines the Tri-band Access Point into a single Wi-Fi SoC, MaxLinear’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7 SoCs show superior performance and latency both in Single User Single Link as well as Multi Link and Multi User scenarios – all of this with optimized bill of materials (BOM) and best in class low power modes.

At CES, MaxLinear will showcase the ultra-low power consumption of its Wi-Fi 7 based XGSPON Home Gateway platform, consuming less than 5.7 watts in idle mode and between 7.4 to 9 watts under typical use case scenarios.

Consumer demand for uses such as 4K and 8K video, electronic gaming, immersive 3D (metaverse), generative AI, remote health monitoring, and in-home IoT devices such as security cameras and thermostats drives the need for more bandwidth that can bring higher throughputs and lower latency. Wi-Fi 7 offers a significant technological advancement, enhancing latency, speed, range, reliability, and improved security. For more information on the advanced features of Wi-Fi 7, read the Wi-Fi Alliance announcement introducing Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 7.

Will Torgerson, VP/GM for MaxLinear’s Broadband Group, will talk more about the importance of Wi-Fi 7 to the market on The Signal, the Wi-Fi Alliance podcast during CES 2024.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

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

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Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning the anticipated growth in the potential market opportunities for our Wi-Fi 7 technology and the functionality, performance and the benefits of use of such products as well as statements by our VP/GM of Broadband Group. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements and our future financial performance and operating results forecasts generally. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. In particular, our future operating results are substantially dependent on our assumptions about market trends and conditions. Additional risks and uncertainties affecting our business, future operating results and financial condition include, without limitation; risks relating to our terminated merger with Silicon Motion and related arbitration and class action complaint and the risks related to potential payment of damages; the effect of intense and increasing competition; impacts of global economic conditions; the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry; a significant variance in our operating results and impact on volatility in our stock price, and our ability to sustain our current level of revenue, which has declined, and/or manage future growth effectively, and the impact of excess inventory in the channel on our customers’ expected demand for certain of our products; the geopolitical and economic tensions among the countries in which we conduct business; increased tariffs, export controls or imposition of other trade barriers; our ability to obtain or retain government authorization to export certain of our products or technology; risks related to the loss of, or a significant reduction in orders from major customers; a decrease in the average selling prices of our products; failure to penetrate new applications and markets; development delays and consolidation trends in our industry; inability to make substantial research and development investments; any delays or expenses caused by undetected defects or bugs in our products; failure to attract and retain qualified personnel; failure to timely develop and introduce new or enhanced products; order and shipment uncertainties; failure to accurately predict our future revenue and appropriately budget expenses; lengthy and expensive customer qualification processes; customer product plan cancellations; failure to maintain compliance with government regulations; information technology failures; any adverse impact of rising interest rates on us, our customers, and our distributors and related demand; claims of intellectual property infringement; our ability to protect our intellectual property; and a failure to manage our relationships with, or negative impacts from, third parties.


MaxLinear, Inc. Press Contact:

Matthew Lea

Head of Public Relations

Tel: +1 760.415.2529

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