A single integrated circuit is provided to enable the distribution of voice, video, and/or data services throughout a multimedia distribution network, such as a cable communications network. The single integrated circuit supports both digital and analog television services (e.g., PVR, pay-for-view, EPG, e-commerce, etc.) and computer data services (e.g., telephony, Internet browsing, facsimile, messaging, videoconferencing, etc.). In an embodiment, the single integrated circuit includes three components that constitute a DOCSIS™ compliant cable modem, namely an inband demodulator, an upstream burst modulator, a media access controller, and a microprocessor. In an embodiment, a digital out-of-band demodulator is also included. In another embodiment, the single integrated circuit integrates front-end and backend set-top box functionality in addition to DOCSIS™ cable modem functionality.