Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
User Rank
Re: Intel Buys Powerwave Patents
goafrit   10/7/2014 2:43:52 AM
When a company begins to sell its patent, it is always the first sign of trouble. And the company that buys most times may not just be for the technology but for the protection to enter that sector. 

Jessica Lipsky
User Rank
Re: Intel fortifies with the patents
Jessica Lipsky   9/15/2014 9:59:34 AM
@goafrit, I agree. Intel has so many irons in the fire that amassing a large patent portfolio would be in its best interest. 

sw guy
User Rank
clever ?
sw guy   9/15/2014 7:04:22 AM
Using well crafted round-trip in googl translate between english and french, one can go from 'clever' to 'evil'

User Rank
Re: Intel Buys Powerwave Patents
Sheetal.Pandey   9/15/2014 1:26:29 AM
May be Intel is doing this buy off keeping IoT in mind.These days buying and selling of patents is a big business.

User Rank
Re: Intel Buys Powerwave Patents
docdivakar   9/14/2014 11:30:45 PM
This is an interesting development indeed. Intel deserves the benefit of doubt here, I bellieve there is a plan to solidify its position in the back-end cellular networks / C-RAN effort as cited in the article. How ever, I disagree with the analyst's (Brookwood) view that Intel is out to strike some fear into competitors in that space.  I have never known Intel to be a patent troll and in this case I believe the acquisition is to safeguard its development efforts in C-RAN.

MP Divakar

User Rank
Intel fortifies with the patents
goafrit   9/13/2014 9:46:42 AM
>> "A clever patent lawyer can go after lots of people who are using the technology in different ways than patent holder intended originally," he said

I am not sure Intel bought this for any purpose than defend itself as it moves into new business segments where it might have not had lots of IPs. With these patents, it can play offense and defense knowing that anyone that attacks it will not see the other cheek. Patent and indeed IP management is a key part of the business now.

As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...
Vincent Ching, applications engineer at Avago Technologies, ...
The LT®6375 is a unity-gain difference amplifier which ...
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
The LTC®2983 measures a wide variety of temperature sensors ...
The LTC®3886 is a dual PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous ...
The LTC®2348-18 is an 18-bit, low noise 8-channel ...
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...