Analog Devices Sues Xilinx for Infringing on Patents to Develop their RFSoC Products

Adaptive and intelligent computing expert, Xilinx Inc, has now issued a response to the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Analog Devices Inc (ADI). The lawsuit by ADI focused on the unauthorized use by Xilinx of several important ADI patents relating to converter technology in at least two of Xilinx’s High End Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC products. Filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the lawsuit seeks damages and an injunction that prevents Xilinx from selling any products that infringe ADI’s patents. The complaint can be viewed here.

Following is the statement issued by Xilinx against the lawsuit:

“On December 5, 2019, a patent infringement lawsuit was filed by Analog Devices against Xilinx and our Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. We intend to vigorously defend against this lawsuit. Xilinx has a history of creating pioneering technology spanning multiple decades. We created what many thought could not be done with the introduction of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC - the industry's only single-chip adaptable radio platform. Through its patent lawsuit, Analog Devices has chosen to litigate rather than compete in the market.”

Future updates are awaited.