This sounds great (IF I only knew what it meant - BUT makes me really want to upgrade):
The MxL69x is a single-chip, single-channel ATSC receiver that leverages MaxLinear’s “super radio” tuner technology and digital CMOS process technology in a low-power device that delivers superior over-the-air reception performance.
The MxL69x targets digital TV, single/multi-channel set-top boxes, USB/Wi-Fi adapters, and Wi-Fi/wired/RF smart antenna system applications. The IC supports both ATSC and global digital cable standards ITU-T J.83 Annexes (A, B, and C).
With its high level of integration, the MxL69x includes a broadband input filter, a channel filter, AGC, LO, PLL and demodulators, simplifying board-level design. The chip comes in a 5 x 5mm QFN package, enabling compact system designs, reduced BOM costs and lower power consumption.
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The Old specs:
The MxL603 is based on low-power 65-nm digital CMOS process technology. It delivers an unprecedented noise figure of 3.8 dB. The device also includes MaxLinear’s leading edge blocker immunity technology for advanced filtering of strong signals from adjacent channels. The superior phase noise performance provides assurance to system manufacturers that current products will meet future tuner specifications as they continue to evolve.
Additionally, the MxL603 provides market-leading low power consumption of approximately 350 milliwatts (mW) in digital terrestrial mode. The low power consumption and high level of integration enable low-cost, two-layer tuner-on-board implementations as well as ultra-small tuner modules without the need for expensive heat sinks or four-layer PCBs.