MaxLinear and SoftAtHome Partner on prpl Life Cycle Management Solution for Home Gateways

Demonstrates MaxLinear Open Service Platform interworking with SoftAtHome’s LCM Backend solution at prpl Foundation Summit 2022 – 20 October, Novotel Amsterdam.

CARLSBAD, CA and PARIS, France – October 19th, 2022 – MaxLinear, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXL) today announced that it has teamed with SoftAtHome to showcase the prpl Life Cycle Management (LCM) at the prpl Foundation 2022 prpl Summit. The open-source LCM agent software developed for prplOS will be shown running on the MaxLinear AnyWAN™ Open Service Platform connected to SoftAtHome’s LCM Backend solution.

The MaxLinear and SoftAtHome solution demonstrates a new choice for operators that provides simplicity of development and faster time to market for home gateways by remotely downloading and managing the same services for different hardware platforms through the same backend server. The LCM uses containers and prplOS high-level APIs, including the mechanisms defined by the Broadband Forum TR-369 standard (USP device management).

Operators often spend most of their investment for a new generation of gateways on different iterations of the same functionality because of different OEMs or chipsets. The intention of prpl with prplOS and the LCM is to create a common middleware that runs on different hardware platforms. Operators can differentiate by dynamically launching and managing unique services because they have a common middleware and deployment mechanism on various hardware platforms. 

“SoftAtHome has been an active contributor to the prpl Foundation since 2016. We have the vision that open-source software and sharing common software modules accelerates the transformation of the Home Gateway into an operator service platform,” said David Viret-Lange, CEO of SoftAtHome. “MaxLinear shares the same vision, and we believe that our partnership will accelerate prpl market adoption.”

“MaxLinear is a technology leader and dedicated partner who brings our engineering expertise to deliver unique, advanced solutions that make our customers successful,” said Will Torgerson, vice president and general manager, Broadband group for MaxLinear. “Being a member of the prpl Foundation and supporting the concept of open-source through our work with leaders such as SoftAtHome provides a competitive solution for operators and simplifies their operations.”

About SoftAtHome Life Cycle Management 

SoftAtHome’s Life Cycle Management product is a backend solution, allowing operators to manage application deployment on their CPE, leveraging the prpl Foundation’s open-source LCM agent. The product lets operators deliver an application store to their broadband consumers. SoftAtHome has been an active member of the prpl Foundation since 2016 and is the primary code developer and maintainer for prpl’s carrier-grade broadband CPE open-source stacks: prplOS, prplMesh, and LCM agent.

About SoftAtHome Life Cycle Management 

The AnyWAN™ Open Service Platform is a Hardware Design Kit (HDK) that comprises a ready-made broadband gateway for both ethernet gateways as well as XGS-PON fiber home gateway units (HGU). The hardware includes:

  • XGS-PON
  • 10G Ethernet WAN and LAN
  • 2.5G Ethernet
  • Triple Band Wi-Fi 6E
  • USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C

In a related release, MaxLinear announced an Open Service Platform featuring its AnyWAN™ broadband chips running prplOS.

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 www.maxlinear.com.

AnyWAN™, MxL, and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners. 

About SoftAtHome

SoftAtHome is an independent software provider with six different solutions for broadband (Connect’ON), Wi-Fi (Wifi’ON), Security (Secure’ON), Smart Home (Things’ON), video (Watch’ON), analytics and QoE monitoring (Eyes’ON). The company’s products are deployed by Telecom and Broadcast operators in over 25 million home networks and millions of mobile devices. The company, owned by operators, has over 300 employees, mainly software engineers committed to open-source communities such as prpl or RDK. SoftAtHome’s hybrid products uniquely leverage the best from Cloud-based software components and software embedded in multiple mobile and fixed devices.

About prpl Foundation

The prpl Foundation is a collaborative community dedicated to open-source and open APIs, focusing on carrier-grade software for Broadband Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) as specified by Operator members. prpl Foundation brings together service providers, OEMs, system integrators, chip vendors, and application developers to harmonize home network architecture, then commonize a reference implementation of standardized open-source infrastructure built atop Open-APIs. prpl enables a service delivery ecosystem, including innovative third-party applications that can be quickly and easily deployed across different CPE platforms.

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying future financial performance, anticipated product performance and functionality of our products or products incorporating our products, and industry trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in particular statements relating to MaxLinear’s AnyWAN Open Service Platform, but not limited to, with respect to the functionality, performance, integration, and benefits of use of such products and MaxLinear’s partnership with SoftAtHome and the prpl Foundation. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We cannot predict whether or to what extent these new and existing products will affect our future revenues or financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations 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 be,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “continue,” or similar expressions and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: intense competition in our industry and product markets; risks relating to the development, testing, and commercial introduction of new products and product functionalities; the ability of our customers to cancel or reduce orders; regulatory developments; uncertainties concerning how end-user markets for our products will develop; our lack of long-term supply contracts and dependence on limited sources of supply; potential decreases in average selling prices for our products; impacts from public health crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, geopolitical conflicts, such as the military conflict in Ukraine and related sanctions against Russia and Belarus, or natural disasters; and the potential for intellectual property litigation, which is prevalent in our industry. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including risks and uncertainties arising from other factors affecting the business, operating results, and financial condition of MaxLinear, including those set forth in MaxLinear’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as applicable. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. MaxLinear is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

MaxLinear Inc. Press Contact:
Matthew Lea 
Marketing & Public Relations 
Tel: +1 760-415-2529 
mlea@maxlinear.com

MaxLinear Inc. Corporate Contact:
Will Torgerson
Vice President & General Manager of the Broadband Group
Tel: +1 760-692-0711
wtorgerson@maxlinear.com

SoftAtHome Press Contact:
Marta Twardowska-Rienks for SoftAtHome 
E: press@softathome.com
M: +31 621-184-585
T: @SoftAtHome